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Robert B. Gunter

November 2, 1932 July 3, 2018
Robert  B. Gunter
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Obituary for Robert B. Gunter

DURHAM: Robert B. Gunter passed away at his home on July 3, 2018.

Bob was born 11/2/32 to Inez and Ben Gunter who predeceased him as did his brother Ben Gunter Jr.

Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth; two children, his son Robert B. Gunter, Jr. and wife Pat Rosati, and his daughter, Dr. Karen E. Robertson; as well as his grandchildren of whom he was inordinately proud: Harrison and Chelsea Gunter; Edwin, James, and David Robertson; and Kat Franke Burns and husband Jason. He is also survived by his niece Fran Boggs and husband George, his nephew Gary Gunter and wife Joyce, and by his cousin Dr. Jim Goodwin and wife Nancy.

Bob never met a stranger. He loved people and was unfailingly interested in their life stories. His primary career was as an NC-licensed contractor and realtor, which he approached as ways to meet and serve his community. He owned Bob Gunter Realty Inc., R B Gunter & Associates, and Probuild. In the earlier years of his career, he represented Roneo Ltd of London England throughout the Southeast and Puerto Rico, and he was also an account manager for Xerox Corporation.

Bob helped others through his own work and in organizations, and he was a member and past president of the North Durham Rotary Club, a Scoutmaster with Troop 13 of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, and a member of the Iron Dukes. He used his connections and gregarious personality to direct people toward each other and forge new links in the community.

When he wanted time for himself, he went to his home away from home in Morehead City, where he could boat and fish for long blissful weekends. When he was ashore, he was ever himself, and he befriended as many people as he met.

He loved his children and grandchildren dearly, and he was always there for their horse shows, sailing regattas, guitar concerts, school events, and graduations.

Arrangements are by Clements Funeral Home in Durham, and visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm on Friday July 6 in their Gathering Room. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to The Parkinson's Foundation or to your favorite charity. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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5:00 PM 7/6/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/6/2018 7:00:00 PM
Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home

1117 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705

Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home
1117 Broad St Durham 27705 NC
United States

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