Henry R. Dunsmore, 72

Henry Dunsmore

Henry Dunsmore

BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Henry Robert “Bob” Dunsmore, 72, of Boothbay Harbor, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1943, in Grand Lake Stream, to Henry F. Dunsmore and Stella Amanda (Yates) Dunsmore.

Bob grew up in Windham. In his junior year of high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He returned to graduate in the class of 1967 from Windham High School.

Bob worked in Portland for American Can and DiMillo’s, and began his lifelong career as a taxi driver. He worked for Red Cab in South Portland. Bob then started his own cab company called, “Dunzi’s,” and he grew his fleet to four taxis in Portland. He helped found the Independent Taxi Owners Association (I.T.O.A.) in Portland. He moved to Boothbay Harbor and starting operating Boothbay Taxi in 1984, and ran the taxi company until he retired in 1998.

Bob was an avid Red Sox fan and loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

His personality often made him seem ornery or gruff, but those who truly knew him could see straight through it. A playful argument or mention of his grandkids would be all it would take to make him smile.

He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Stella Dunsmore; and by a sister, Marguerite Louise Potter.

Henry is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly of Scarborough and Katrina of Boothbay; sisters, Lynn Dunsmore of Massachusetts, Laura Melvin of Windham and Myra Jean McNally of Raymond; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; an aunt, many nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. Al Roberts will be officiating. Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Bob, or to share a story or picture, visit their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Boothbay Food Pantry.

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