Greenwood – Herbert Elton Dunham, 78, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of Greenwood, died at his residence on May 27, with his family by his side.

He was born in Greenwood on July 1, 1930, the son of Rupert C. and Rowena A. (Ring) Dunham and was educated in Lockes Mills Schools and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1948. Herb was active playing baseball in high school and later coaching, having coached three generations of ball players in his family. He joined the U.S. Army on Nov. 2, 1950, and served until Dec. 19, 1951, having served in the 7th CAV REGT and earned the Purple Heart.

Herb had worked for over 40 years at Echo-Tebbetts and Gilbert Manufacturing and had served the town of Greenwood as selectman and tax assessor for 19 years. He had lived his entire life in Greenwood with the exception of the time he served his country in Korea.

In his later years, he wrote a book “Pebble on a Faraway Beach” which told of his sad and hellish year as an infantry grunt on the front lines in Korea. He was an avid Red Sox fan, an avid reader and had a complete set of Zane Grey books with the exception of one.

Herb was an honest man who loved animals and his “beloved mountain.”

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rowena Cummings Dunham, of Greenwood; four children, Debra Dunham of Bryant Pond, Brian L. Dunham and his wife, Suzanne, of Greenwood, Gary H. Dunham and his wife, Kathleen, of Albany, N.Y., and Alan C. Dunham of South Glens Falls, N.Y.; one sister, Elouise Howe and her husband, Eddie, of Bryant Pond; one sister-in-law, Sylvia Dunham of Greenwood; stepchildren, Joseph Hebert and his wife, Pamela, of Greenwood, Dolly Olson of Bryant Pond, Crystal Lake and her husband, Albert, of Greenwood, Jeannine Wing and her husband, Gary, of Bryant Pond, Marilyn Howe and her husband, Charles, of Oxford, Theresa Koskela and her husband, Kenneth, of West Paris, Paul Hebert and his wife, Kathy, of Bethel, Anthony Hebert and his wife, Ruthy, of West Paris and Donald Hebert of Greenwood; grandchildren, Jeremy Brian Dunham, Amanda J.M. Dunham and Daniel A.R. Dunham, all of Bryant Pond and Eric M. Berard of Greenwood; 15 stepgrandchildren; and 18 stepgreat-grandchildren.

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