Former Rep. Bunting was civic leader

BRANDON Former State Rep. Frank L. Bunting died unexpectedly at his home Saturday morning, June 28. He was born in Jamaica, N.Y., March 18, 1931. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves during the Korean Conflict. Frank graduated from Hofstra College in 1954 and went on to Brooklyn Law School. He married Nancy Burt Brown and moved to Brandon where he succeeded his father-in-laws law practice in 1960. He was a member of the Vermont Bar Association and the Rutland County Bar Association. Bunting represented the towns of Brandon and Pittsford as a state representative in the Vermont State Legislature, and was appointed chairman of the judiciary committee during his terms. He was a member of the board of directors for the First Brandon national Bank, a member of the board of trustees for the Rutland Savings Bank and a trustee of the Brandon Free Public Library. Bunting was a member of the Brandon Area Rescue Squad and a longtime moderator of the Brandon Fire District 1. Frank was a member of St. Pauls Masonic Lodge 25 F. & A. M., a certified scuba diver and an avid sportsman. More recently, he was a member of the Bows and Ivories Music Ensemble playing his favored instrument, the violin. He is survived by his wife, Nancy B. Bunting of Brandon and children. Funeral services were held July 3 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Brandon. Memorial gifts may be made, in his memory, to the Brandon Free Public Library, 2 Park St., Brandon 05733.

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