HILLSDALE, N.Y. -- Robert T. Dunn, a resident of Hillsdale, formerly of Totowa, N.J., died Saturday, March 26. He was 61.
He was born March 10, 1955, in Paterson to Thomas and Eunice (Roberts) Dunn.
He and his wife owned and operated The Honored Guest Bed and Breakfast in Hillsdale. He was also known as "Guitar Bob," an accomplished self-employed, singer-guitarist who performed throughout the northeast. He was known for his versatility and vast repertoire of over 500 songs, ranging from classic rock, pop, standards, country and celtic.
He started his musical career with "The Echo Chamber," making his debut on Feb. 14, 1970, age of 15. From 1970-1975 he played for such legendary bands as the "Ultimate Experience," "The Skylights" and "Midnight Rider." After a 20-year break, he began working as a solo performer, playing coffee houses, parties, clubs, etc and recorded his first CD, "An American Songbook" in 1999, and a second CD, "Double Vision" in 2013. He has appeared numerous times on "Keeping Country Strong," the longest running Cable Access show in N.Y.
He is survived by his wife, Lauren Coyle Dunn; his son, David Dunn; stepchildren, John Coyle, Patrick Coyle, and Deirdre Coyle; along with six granddaughters, Stella Coyle, Hayden Coyle, Reanna Coyle, Lia Coyle, Sadie Clouser and Jasmine Clouser.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 10 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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