Patrick Dunbar was born in the Valley to Daisy Dunbar. His beloved grandmother, Ma Dunbar, helped raise him. He has three younger sisters – Kandy Tirado, the late Lynn Olivieri, and Lisa Zoizack.
Pat attended Buffalo Public School #33, Southside Junior High School, South Park High School, and Bryant & Stratton College. Pat was a member of St. Stephen’s Church where he also was a CYO and Lawn Fete volunteer.
He has been involved in sports his entire life. While at South Park High School, Pat was Captain of both the basketball and baseball teams. In 1970, his team won the Baseball Championship. Pat played on the Bryant & Stratton Basketball team as well, which also won the championship. Pat also played in many sports leagues at the Babcock Boys Club including basketball, softball (fast and slow pitch), flag football, two hand touch football, floor hockey, and bowling.
Pat is currently a Recreation Instructor for the City of Buffalo Department of Parks & Recreation. He has worked throughout the city park system and has also worked at many of the City pools including Centennial, Kensington, and Masten. He has also worked with youth at community centers throughout Buffalo including Jubilee, Asarese-Matters, Lanigan, and Tosh Collins. He currently works at the Hennepin Community Center.
Pat was a City of Buffalo Fillmore District Committeeman and is a member of three men’s social clubs – The Blarney Castle (President), Corkers, and the West Seneca Social Club.
Pat is married to Joan (Lynch) and has two daughters – Elizabeth Hays and Emily Banko – and a stepson – Marco Bernobich. Together they have seven grandchildren – Hudson, Lilly, Anna, Sylvia, and Wesley Hays and Lucas and Nathan Bernobich.