December 21, 1943 - February 12, 2022
“Heaven must need a Hippie” -Lynne E. Fernandez, cousin We always said he was like the wind. You never knew when he would show up on your doorstep, for a beer or a meal or to spend a couple weeks or months. We will miss his Winter Migration, when he would rotate between Sam’s and Melanie’s and Pat’s houses during the colder months of the year to cook and play Scrabble and watch old movies. Jude had an interesting life, to put it mildly. He was in the Army, stationed at Selfridge ANGB, mail carrier in Metro Detroit, an Ordinary Seaman in the U.S. Coast Guard. He carried a Merchant Mariner’s Document and a Louisiana Offshore License while he was cooking on oil rigs and shrimp boats. He was a tree trimmer in Michigan and Texas, and spend a while living under a bush in the median at Bunert and 696. He learned carpentry from his former father-in-law, Bill Sanders, which translated into doing carpentry for a living in the Lexington, MI area. He read voraciously and kept a running list of books that he wanted to read. The librarians at the Moore Public Library in Lexington would give him 5 new books a week from his list. Jude is survived by his daughter, Melanie Dunbar-Fox; his son, Samuel Dunbar; Melanie’s children Leonora Dunbar and Eric Dunbar Scheidel; Sam’s children Ethan Dunbar, Evan Dunbar, Emma Dunbar, and Eva Dunbar; his grandchildren Auzalee McCabe and Lucas McCabe. He was especially close to his nephew, James Ives. He is also survived by his brother, Gerald Dunbar, his sister Patricia Radzicki, and their numerous loving children and grandchildren, his niece Kathleen Jar, and many, many loving Polish cousins. He is also survived by Crystal Eighmey of New York, and her children Seryna Berard and Rayden Berard. He is preceded in death by his mother, Sophia Childs, his step-father, Leo Childs, his daughter Rachel Zimmer, and his grandson Caleb Dunbar Scheidel. Jude died suddenly and unexpectedly at home, and his passing was swift and easy. He was beloved.
“Heaven must need a Hippie” -Lynne E. Fernandez, cousin We always said he was like the wind. You never knew when he would show up on your doorstep, for a beer or a meal or to spend a couple weeks or months. We will miss his Winter... View Obituary & Service Information
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“Heaven must need a Hippie”
-Lynne E. Fernandez, cousin
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