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Robert "Bob" George Dumas

January 18, 1951 — March 1, 2024

Roselle, NJ

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Robert “Bob” George Dumas was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 18, 1951 to the late Reverend Hosie Lee Dumas and Beatrice Woods. Preceding him in death are sisters Mary, Glenda, Hosie Mae and brother Wayne. Surviving him is sister Jeanette of Chicago, Illinios.
As a youth, Robert attended the Chicago, Illinois Public School System, where he graduated and became a track star at the Dwight Eisenhower High School. After graduating high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and  was stationed in San Diego, California. During this time, Bob earned both the national defense service medal and rifle sharpshooter badge.
After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corp, Bob re-invested in his education and enrolled at the Malcolm X College. After obtaining his degree Bob held management positions for both Osco Jewel stores and Kentucky Fried Chicken. The allure of a sales position at Washington National insurance company in Evanston, Illinois brought him to Miami, Florida shortly before sending him to East Orange, New Jersey.
A natural salesman, Bob attributed his success to his gift as a speaker. Bob’s success as a salesman was recognized nationally year after year at the company’s annual convention. Beyond that Bob made life long friends including Chuck Ray, Cindy Cooper, Michael Tackett, and Russell Vaughn (deceased), amongst many others.
In 1976, shortly after relocating to New Jersey he met the love of his life, Maevan Wallace and the two were wed six months later. Their union produced three children, Rashaan (’77), Jameel (’81) and Tara (’86) and in 1982, the family settled in Roselle, New Jersey.
While in Roselle, Bob was a leader in his community coaching youth basketball, baseball and was also the president of the Roselle Pop Warner. Bob then became a traveler, and a dedicated member of the Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons. Bob was a Past Master of MOAB Lodge No. 70 F. & A.M. - P.H.A of Rahway, NJ, a Shriner and a member of the Knights Templar.
More than any of his accolades Bob was a father, a friend, a mentor and a leader. He was kind and quick to offer his assistance to everyone.

 He is survived by his wife Mae; sons Rashaan (Miranda) and Jameel (Phone); daughter Tara (Michael); Grandchildren Brianna, Leila, Malia, Niran, Chase and Samantha. Bob also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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