George Bumb Jr. partner in the San Jose Flea Market and the Bay 101 casino, died Monday after a long illness, his family confirmed Tuesday night.

Bumb, 61, of Gilroy, was one of the eight children of George Bumb Sr., who opened the San Jose Flea Market in 1960. The market quickly became a success, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each weekend. The elder Bumb died in 2000.

Later, the family was involved in opening the Bay 101 casino in San Jose.

George Jr. had battled pulmonary disease for several years, according to his brother, Brian Bumb.

"Other than that, he has been an active member of the businesses, the flea market in general and Bay 101," Brian Bumb said.

He said his brother's favorite pastime was "working in his machine shop. He loved tinkering."

No services have been scheduled yet.

Bumb leaves his wife, Joanne, and 12 children.

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