Barbara J. Dunst, P.G., PCPG Memorial Fund

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Dear PCPG Community,

It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of the tragic passing of PCPG Past President Barbara J. Dunst. Barb passed away unexpectedly at Akron General Hospital on August 29, 2022.

A champion of PCPG's mission, Barb was currently serving as Communications Committee co-chair and past president. She spent nearly a decade sharing her passion through service to PCPG. While winding down her term this year, she continued to be a dedicated participant preparing for PCPG's November strategic planning session and recently delivered the Economic Geology-Mining component of the PCPG PG Review Course webinar series. Barb served two 3-year terms as an elected board member (2013-2018), five years as Membership Services chair (2014-2018), President Elect (2019), and two 1-year terms as PCPG President (2020, 2021).

PCPG extends its deepest condolences to her husband Brian, their four children, her professional colleagues at Musser Engineering, Inc., where she was employed as Senior Regional Director, and all in the geologic community who had the privilege and honor to know and work with Barb throughout her career.

Barb will be dearly missed by the PCPG community and will be remembered in many ways, but perhaps most notably by our members as a friendly, well-respected Professional Geologist who was a continuous source of wonderful ideas – ideas that greatly strengthened and advanced our organization.

With her husband's support and guidance, PCPG plans to establish a memorial initiative honoring Barb's boundless energy and passion both for PCPG, and geology.

With deepest sympathy,

PCPG Board of Directors

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