Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors

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January 7, 1943May 4, 2020

John H DUNMAR was born on January 7, 1943 and passed away on May 4, 2020 and is under the care of Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors.

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Zak Chinwalla

June 5, 2020

“My memories of John go back to 1992. I can never forget our frequent visits to the Green Derby as we sang along to Rick’s piano. Always such a fun personality, John and I became close friends over time. We shared our life experiences and John told many fun stories of his travels over a cigar and a drink. One thing was clear, his life revolved around his lovely wife Lily and his beautiful Magdalena. They became a major part of my family and my life. My dear friend, Wallsyr, my pet name only he understood, you will be missed forever....
and who is going to relish my lamb curry and potatoes as you did?
Your friend forever Zak
RIP John. “

Allan Nazareno

June 4, 2020

It was in 2000 when I first met John, together with Lili and 4-year old Magdalena, on the first day of school at St. John's Guam. Not only was I Magdalena's drama and music teacher, but I was also a parent of that pre-K class. Through the years, I saw Magdalena grow up and John and Lili were always there for her. John was one of those parents who was always there, giving full support and was also very nice to us teachers. He was generous and friendly. Both John and Lili were supportive of the performing arts at St. John's and I am truly grateful for their support. Sincere condolences Lili and Magdalena....and may you rest in peace, John. Thank you for all the beautiful memories.

Stephen J. Robson

June 2, 2020

I was shocked and saddened to hear of John's passing.I'd only known him 10 years or so though it seemed longer as we had much in common.We enjoyed bantering over cigars together and one or two libations occasionally.One of the times I saw him last was over a Calvados and we promised each other a return match.He had the last laugh in that I was presented with a Calvados and cigar at his memorial service.
RIP friend.

David Janssen

June 1, 2020

I met John when I had taught elementary music at Saint Johns Episcopal School on Guam. Magdelana was my music student and we had gone to dinner at the Dunmar’s condo overlooking the Philippine Sea. I also remember playing John at tennis which was quite a challenge in that he was a dead eye and returned wizzing by me often.
After I had moved to China John was one of few who kept in touch with me. I appreciated that greatly.
At one point, because of his managerial role he’d played and with my similar background booking performers with communicated about possibilities of bringing Chinese classical (traditional Chinese instruments) to New York and other locations in the US.
Then, I returned myself to the US mainland and that conversation stopped.
I’m going to miss John. He and I were similar in many ways. I think of him often now.

Nikki Hill

June 1, 2020

I met John when I lived in new York through Julian and Jack Darrow in 1993. He was a very civilised kind and amusing man and we all had a lot of great times. I had no idea he was ill. In fact this obituary came to me as an email from him which was most distressing. I knew he had married and was extremely happy and, I am so sad for Lilli and I now realize for his lovely daughter as well. I see from John's birthdates that he was exactly one day older than I am (I was born on 8 January 1943) and the world just cannot bear to lose him so early. I hope he didn't suffer and I offer his family my love and sympathy even though I don't know them.

Rosalin and Domingo Vazquez

May 31, 2020

It was a beautiful time we passed with him Domingo said he was a beautiful person they had a nice conversation that day
It was a pleasure to meet Mr John
Prayers to all the family

Jacqueline Ayac

May 31, 2020

To our dear John. We will miss you a lot. You are unforgetable. You are in a better place now. You will always be in our hearts. May your soul rest in peace. A lot of LOVE from me and Christopher.

Colin Jones

May 31, 2020

Living in Guam is a constant reminder of the many things I did with John and his wonderful family. I spent many nights sharing drinks, meals and memorable conversations with John. He will be greatly missed.

Barbara Janssen

May 31, 2020

Lily & Magdalena, we were so sad to hear of John’s unexpected (at least to us) passing. We treasure the memory of the wonderful times we spent together on Guam. We always thought we would see you all again in New York someday. We hope that you will find comfort in your beautiful memories and in the great love that he had for you.

Darcy Ames

May 31, 2020

My best to Lili and Magdelena! You are both beautiful, strong women and I hope to see you again some time.

I met John, Lili, and Magdelena when I was working in Guam. I couldn't have come across a more hospitable, friendly, and loving family out the in the middle of the Pacific!

I have nothing but fond memories of the entire Dunmar family, whether swimming in the Oka pool, playing doubles tennis at the Hilton, or just hanging out at their condo enjoying some great music and conversation. I miss that. I miss all of you. Aloha!

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