William Barnum Gumbart, Jr, 85, husband of 52 years to Elizabeth Cushman Gumbart, of North Haven, passed away on May 2, 2010. He was born in New Haven on June 24, 1924 to the late William and Lucy Finch Gumbart. Along with his wife, William leaves his sons and daughters-in-law, William Gumbart and Susan Cornick of Boulder, CO, Thomas and Carol Gumbart of Stow, MA, Edward and Mary Beth Gumbart of Macon, GA, and David and Susan Bahr-Gumbart of Killingworth; grandchildren, Clara Louise, Spencer Warren, Ryan Clancy, Laurel Adele, and Taylor Suzanne Aurora. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Hall Gumbart. William graduated from the Foote School, Hopkins School, Dartmouth College, and the Rutgers School of Banking. He was a Trust Officer at the First New Haven National Bank and served with the 874th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Co. in England and France during WWII. He was an active board member (often as treasurer) of Travelers Aid, the Institute Library, the Dartmouth Club of New Haven, the Walton Fishing Club, the Mary Wade Home, the Graduate Club, and the North Haven Congregational Church. William especially enjoyed his role as grandfather. Among his favorite activities were fly fishing and fly tying, hiking, and yard work. A Memorial Service will be at the North Haven Congregational Church on Thursday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Hillside Cemetery, Monson, MA will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden is in care of arrangements. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Mary Wade Home, Development Office, 118 Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT 06513 marywade.org for more information or the charity of one's choice.

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  1. Betsey, we are sorry to read of Bill’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts. With sympathy, Tony and Cheryl Solecki

  2. Dear Betty, We were saddend to read about Bill in the Register today and send you and your family our sincere condolences on your loss. Bill and I worked side by side for many years at the Bank and he taught me much about the Trust business. We had many great times together and we will remember him always and in our prayers. Wonderful memories of the past will help you over these very difficut times. Sincerely, Marc and Bette

  3. Dear Mrs. Gumbart and Family, so sorry to hear about Mr. Gumbarts passing, I worked with him here at the Bank for quite a few years. He was a wonderful person and I am sure you will miss him. We all have great memories. JoAnn

  4. Betsy, I’m so very sorry. Thank you so much for letting me know. I’ll call you in a week or so to really talk. It’s wonderful to have family support, isn’t it? Love, peb

  5. Hi Mr. Gumbart we would like to offer our condolences to you and your family in the passing of your father may god bless you and your family in your time of sorrow. Tony Turner and family

  6. Ted I am very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Know he is with the Lord now and my wife and I will pray for you and your family.

  7. Ted, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! God’s continued Grace throughout this tough time and to that eventual time when you think about your Dad and the memories bring forth smiles and laughter!

  8. Ted, Sorry to here about the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your family during your time of sorrow.

  9. Ted, The Athletic Department at ETSU,and Jacque and I are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that our prayers are with you.

  10. .Time takes them home that we loved. …Swinburne. May time ease the sorrow you feel and leave only happy memories. With love to you Betsy, and Gumbarts all. Norma

  11. Betsy, We are thinking of you and all the family at this time and keep you all in our prayers. Love and peace Ann and Bill

  12. Dear Betsy, We send your our condolences and sympathy. Stephanie FitzGerald and Frank Cochran

  13. Ted- Sorry to learn of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Dear Mrs. Gumbart and Family very sorry to hear of his passing. I just found out today He was a very nice man and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary Perrotti (Bank of America North Haven Branch)

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