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William E. "Bill" Bundy

February 1, 1937 — January 13, 2024



     William Edward "Bill" Bundy, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 13, 2024 surrounded by his family. Bill was born on February 1, 1937 in Windber, PA to the late William Ezra and Rae Rachel (Cook) Bundy. He was the husband of Linda (Peplau Brown) Bundy, observing 27 years of marriage this past October. His long and successful career in Tool & Die Manufacturing eventually led him to Lancaster. He worked at RCA from 1962-1987 with his last position being Manager of Buildings & Grounds Maintenance. After leaving RCA, he became General Manager at Manheim-based Graybill's Tool & Die, retiring in 1999.

     Bill was an avid fisherman, moving to his lovely bayside home in Ocean Pines, MD after retiring. Many days were spent fishing on his pontoon boat, where he was affectionately known as Captain Bill. He loved sharing his passion and knowledge of fishing with others. He volunteered with the organization “Believe in Tomorrow” taking critically ill children on boat rides and fishing excursions.

     Music was also a big part of his life (he loved music almost as much as fishing). He was a member of Lancaster-based barbershop choral groups, The Red Rose Chorus and The Red Rose Four, entertaining the local area in the 1970s-1980s. During his years in Ocean Pines, he sang with The Pine Tones. He also played the guitar and enjoyed all types of music. 

     Also quite artistic, Bill became an accomplished wood carver with many of his creations displayed in his home and in the homes of those friends and family lucky enough to have received one (or more). Most notably, he carved beautiful Santas and snowmen, which will be treasured for generations. 

     Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter Linda, wife of Bill Karns of Manheim, son William Bundy of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, daughter, Deb Monroe of Helena, MT and stepdaughter Karla McMillion of Ephrata; grandchildren, Jarod and Jonathan Karns, Tyler and Zachary Gearhart, Adam Bundy and step grandchildren, Vincent and Dylan McMillion, as well as three great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Walker of Windber and Carol Teti of Miamisburg, OH. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laurel (Gearhart) Boksa and sisters Vivian Damico and Shirley Bossi.

     Services are private and at the convenience of the family.


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