Obituary: Eugene Hanks Dumas, 59

by | Jan 29, 2023

Member of the East Greenwich Preservation Society 

Eugene Hanks Dumas, 59, of East Greenwich, passed away Jan. 4. Born in Carlisle, Pa., he was the beloved son of Charlotte R. (Hanks) Dumas and the late James D. Dumas.

He graduated from Loveland High School, Loveland, Ohio, and attended one year at Ohio State University before transferring to URI where he graduated in 1988 earning his B.S. in electrical engineering. He was in the ROTC program at URI and served from 1984-1998 as a tactical field officer, and late earned the rank of captain in the USAR, Signal Corps.

Gene was the owner of dB Electronics from 1994-2010. Prior to dB Electronics he worked at Shroff Inc., in Warwick, from 1989-91.

He was a member of the East Greenwich Preservation Society, the R.I. Historical Cemeteries Society, board member on the East Greenwich Cemetery Association, life member of the Mayflower Society, life member of the Willard Society, the Varnum Continentals, and was on the East Greenwich Board of Canvassing. He has been a volunteer at the East Greenwich Senior Center since 2006.

His many interests included golfing, sailing, fishing, traveling, and skiing in Switzerland.

Besides his mother he is survived by two brothers, James B. Dumas and Laurent P. Dumas and wife Kathy. He was the brother of the late Laurie Ann Dumas.

His funeral and burial were private.

You can leave an online condolence at the Hill Funeral Home website HERE.

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Renu Englehart
Renu Englehart
January 30, 2023 8:29 am

I am so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathies.

Mark Schwager
Mark Schwager
January 30, 2023 12:59 pm

Gene was a dedicated member of the East Greenwich community serving as a volunteer for many years at the senior center. He was a member of the Board Of Canvassers and attended many of the Town Council meetings with frequent public comment. Gene loved East Greenwich and was a member of many of our civic organizations. We spent many evenings sitting on the bench at the top of King Street discussing the issues of the day.
My condolences to his family and friends. Gene will be missed.

Janet Z. Carter
Janet Z. Carter
February 1, 2023 11:46 am

I worked with Gene during many elections over the years. I am so sorry to learn of his passing.

Michael B. Isaacs
Michael B. Isaacs
February 3, 2023 11:52 am

I always enjoyed working with Gene and admired his dedication to our community and his volunteer efforts. He will be missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

Name *bruce
Name *bruce
February 14, 2023 11:24 am

What a shock ! Our prayers go out for Charlotte.

Bruce & Elaine Mastracchio


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