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Harry Charles Dumville (1907–1992)

Published in The Stowe Reporter, 31 December 1992
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Harry Dumville

STOWE – Harry Charles Dumville died in the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont on Dec. 27, 1992.

He was born Oct. 22, 1907 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the son of Dr. Harry and Sue (Bendiger) Dumville.

He attended Devaux School in Niagara Falls and Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. He graduated in the Class of 1931 from RPI [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute] in Troy, N.Y., with a degree in civil and automotive engineering. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon while at university.

After a 35-year career with General Motors he retired as head of the new Devices Section and Automotive Safety Division. For several years he represented General Motors and the U.S. Government at the European Opportunity Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Dumville was a life member of Automotive Engineers, the Engineering Society of Detroit as well as a member of the Antique Auto Club of America. Mr. Dumville was a past member of the Stowe Planning Commission, and was presently a director of the Lake Mansfield Trout Club.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Shockey) Dumville of Stowe; two daughters, Georgia Valentine of Hartford, Conn., and Susan Romanski of Montpelier; two sons, Harry Dumville III of Milwaukee, Wis., and Lindsay Dumville of Providence, R.I.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in Stowe Community Church with the Rev. Bruce Comiskey and the Rev. Marc Hall officiating. R.W. Stafford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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