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Rod Bunt, 56
May 15, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ross Anthony "Rod" Bunt, 56, of 21 Chesbro Ave. died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Bunt had been the first director of tourism for the city of North Adams and was director for several years of the annual Fall Foliage Festival Parade.
Born in Yaphank, N.Y., on Aug. 3, 1957, a son of Rose Greener Bunt and the late John Bunt, he attended schools in Yaphankand graduated from Oneonta (N.Y.) College in 1979.
Mr. Bunt was first employed for 19 years as a disc jockey at the WNAW/WMNB radio station and more recently as the proprietor of Love Your Pets, a pet-sitting service.
He loved baseball, listening to his tunes, watching Ken Burns documentaries and animals, even squirrels. He enjoyed to-do lists and playing fix-it around the house, but most of all loved watching the Yankees while listening to his girls talk and laugh in the next room.
He and his wife, the former Rochelle Friedman, were married Sept. 19, 1981.
Besides his wife and mother, he leaves his three daughters Alicia Bunt, Angela Bunt and Jacqueline Bunt; a brother, Don Watson, and sister, Mary Roth.
FUNERAL NOTICE &mdash A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mr. Bunt will take place on Thursday, May 22, at Mary Immaculate Church in Bellport, N.Y. Burial will follow in Yaphank Cemetery.
A celebration of his life will take place Sunday, June 1, at the North Adams VFW from 2 to 6 p.m. Donations in his honor can be made to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter or to PopCares through Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.
|Sending sincere sympathy to your family.|
|from: GwenB||on: 06-02-2014|
|Pat and I send our deepest condolences. In the short time that we got to know Rod from his work with Sean at the Station,we always enjoyed his company and the funny tales that emerged from conversation. I enjoyed our spirited discussions over red sox and Indians outcomes early in the morning before heading off to work...Rod was really a great guy to know and always a gentleman.We will miss him|
|from: Starr & Pat Baker||on: 05-23-2014|
|Sending thoughts and love from Seattle.|
|from: Don and Melissa||on: 05-21-2014|
|Very sad to hear of Rod's passing. When I had a gallery here in North Adams I worked with Rod from time to time through the city's office of tourism. He was always an extremely friendly guy and I don't think I can recall seeing him without a welcoming smile. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends.|
|from: Kurt Kolok||on: 05-20-2014|
|Rod was one of the nicest guys I'd ever met. He will certainly be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.|
|from: Laurie Fairs Babcock||on: 05-20-2014|
|Im so sorry for your loss ...........he was a great guy and really enjoyed talking to him|
|from: Dr Gene Messenger||on: 05-19-2014|
|I am so sorry for your loss.|
|from: Jennifer Mulcahy||on: 05-19-2014|
|All my love and prayers to the family. I will miss my Yankee partner.|
|from: Ashley M.||on: 05-19-2014|
|RIP Rod. Salt of the Earth!|
|from: The Shepleys||on: 05-18-2014|