ADA - Donavin D. Dunbar, 90, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at 1:05 a.m., at Hardin Hills Health Center, Kenton. He was born on Nov. 25, 1922, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to John and Esther (Liecthy) Dunbar and they preceded him in death. On June 25, 1943, he married Betty J. Stauffer and she preceded him in death on December 6, 2007.

Donavin worked at Ex-Cello Corporation, in Lima, retiring after 31 years, where he worked as a machinist and production supervisor. Donavin was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Ada since 1947. He was a life member of the Ada VFW Post #9381; Former Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Stars Chapter #6 of Ada in 1971, 1975, 1977 and 1978; a member of the former Ada Masonic Lodge F&AM Chapter #344. He was a member of the Rawson Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #550 of Mt. Cory. He was a U.S. Army Field Artillery Veteran serving in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge.

Surviving are two sons, Steven (Cindy) Dunbar, of Westerville, and Bruce (Margaret) Dunbar, of Antwerp; a daughter-in-law, Lily Rose of Michigan; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice Grant of LaFayette, and Dorothy Herrmann, of Bluffton. He was preceded in death by a son, Donavin D. Dunbar, Jr.; a brother, John Dunbar, Jr; and a sister, Mary Margaret Hoffer.

It was his wish to be cremated. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hardin Hills Health Center.

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