William Robert Dunkelberger
William Robert Dunkelberger
  • July 24, 1929 - November 17, 2017
  • Huntsville, Alabama

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William Robert “Bob” Dunkelberger died peacefully, surrounded by family on November 17, 2017 in Huntsville, AL at the age of 88

Bob is survived by his wife Barbara Walker Dunkelberger, his brother David Dunkelberger of Langhorne, PA, sister Catherine Dunkelberger Marini of Niceville, FL, four (4) daughters Diane Dunkelberger Chapman and husband Arthur of Hendersonville, TN, Debra Dunkelberger King and husband Billy of Mansfield, GA, Daryl Dunkelberger Lannom and husband Darrell of Huntsville, AL, Dale Dunkelberger Parker and husband Mark of Huntsville, AL as well as nine(9) grandchildren and six(6) great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, William Benjamin Dunkelberger and his mother Mary Elizabeth Buggy Dunkelberger.

Bob was born on July 24, 1929 in Shamokin, Pa. He graduated from Bristol High School in Bristol, PA in 1948 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950. On October 26, 1951 he married Barbara Jean Walker, the love of his life.

After serving four (4) years following his discharge from the Air Force, Bob went to college at Indiana Tech in Ft. Wayne, Indiana where he graduated three years later with a degree in Aeronotical Engineering. Over the next ten (10) years his career moved him and his growing family to various places such as Wharton, NJ (where he served as mayor for two years), Valparaiso, FL and Huntsville, AL. During this time he worked for Thiocol Corporation, USBI as well as owning his own businesses while living in Florida. Following his retirement he even tried his hand at farming.

Bob loved golfing, fishing, boating and was a genealogy enthusiast and spent years tracing his family history and compiling information about it. He was fiercely dedicated to his family and was adored by them in turn.

The visitation will be on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 12:30 pm till 2:00 pm. with the funeral service at 2:00 pm at Valhalla Funeral Home Chapel with John Davis officiating, with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The American Heart Association and or Alzheimer’s Association at (Alz.org). Please sign his quest registry book at www.valhallafunerals.com