DUNHAM, GARY R.
74, of Seminole, FL, passed away Sept. 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Charles T. Dunham and mother, Catherine Dunham. Gary was born in Racine, WI in 1943, one of five siblings. He moved with his family to FL in 1955, graduating from Bartow High School. He attended Georgetown University and received his undergraduate degree from New York University. He earned his Juris Doctorate Degree at the University of Florida Law School.
He remained in Gainesville to work as a Public Defender and later as a staff attorney at North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center. In 1989 he moved to San Francisco where he worked at the YMCA and the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper in various positions, retiring as Human Resources Policy Compliance Administrator. Due to failing health, he moved with his beloved dog, Diego, back to FL in 2016 to be near his family.
Gary was loving, giving, fun, funny and loved by many. He was a lover of the arts and had a large collection of books. He enjoyed photography and was the best darn tour guide San Francisco ever had.
He is survived by his sister, Constance McCormick of Redington Shores, brothers Lon Dunham and wife Joan of St. Petersburg, John Dunham and wife Cindy of Pinellas Park and Charles Dunham of Seminole. He will be dearly missed by all including one aunt, one uncle, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Per Gary’s wishes there will be no services. A private gathering will be held to share remembrances of Gary. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that contributions be made to the charity of your choice.