William K. Dunbar IV (known as Corky or Bill) passed away on February 6 at home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jan; his children, Sam (15), Phoebe (13), and Cami (11); his mother, Lucinda Dunbar, and his father, William K. Dunbar, III; his sisters, Amy Sparkman and Wendy Hodge; and his grandmothers, Elizabeth (Libby) Dunbar and Irene (Beanie) Beil.
Bill’s life spanned the country, and added significantly to many different communities, including extended family, friends, and co-workers. Bay Head, New Jersey was his home except for five years (grades 8-12) in Princeton, where he graduated from Princeton High School. Through those years, ties to the Jersey shore were retained over the summer. Bill received his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University as a Phi Gamma Delta and his MBA from Northwestern University. He moved to Connecticut to begin his career in the world of real estate investment.
In 1995, Bill married Jan Meinke and soon started a family. A job change for Bill brought the Dunbars to Manhattan Beach, California in 1998: Bill worked for William E. Simon and Sons (later Paladin Realty Partners) for thirteen years, and then took a promising new job with Artemis Real Estate Partners in January 2012. Fulfilling work, the weather, and a remarkable community of friends have held the Dunbars in southern California for the last 14 years.
Throughout the years, Bill remained in steady contact with friends and family across the country: his wit, wry sense of humor, and colorful stories were trumped only by his loyalty. Bill enjoyed golf, running, skiing, going to the beach, and family vacations. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandson, friend, and co-worker, and he was highly respected in the workplace and the local community. He will be profoundly missed! Donations in support of Bill and Jan’s children may be made to: The Dunbar Educational Family Trust, c/o Artemis Real Estate Partners, 5404 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 410, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815.
Alan S. Lavine
Alan S. Lavine, 83, formerly of Princeton, New Jersey, now of West Palm Beach, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Shirley K. Lavine, sister, Florence Klatskin, three daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Leonard Gray, Susan and Seth Schwinger, and Davida and David Zimble, seven grandchildren, Benjamin Gray, Ann Reddy, Eliezer Zimble, Asher Zimble, Jacob Zimble, Ezra Zimble and Tara Schwinger, and a great-grandson, Amruth Reddy.
Alan was a graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers University Law School and one of the founding partners of the Trenton law firm of Schragger, Schragger & Lavine. He was the former president and director of the Mercer County Association of Real Estate Attorneys and a trustee of the Mercer County Bar Association. He served as special counsel for Urban Renewal Acquisitions in the City of Trenton, special counsel to the Princeton Regional Planning Board, and legislative counsel to the New Jersey Savings League. He also served as a member of the New Jersey Historic Trust, a member of the board of directors of the Mercer Unit of the New Jersey Association for Retarded Citizens and as a trustee of the Delaware-Raritan Girl Scouts Council.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 11115 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, Florida at 12:15 p.m. The family has requested memorial contributions be made to The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, 551 SE 8th Street, Suite 505, Delray Beach, Fla., 33483, or the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fla., 33407.