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C. Coleman Bunting, Sr.

Jul 06, 2017
C. Coleman Bunting, Sr.

printed 07/07/2017

Ocean City

C. Coleman Bunting, Sr., 89, died peacefully with family at his side, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Sunday June 25, 2017.

Born on June 10, 1928 in Selbyville, Delaware, he was the son of the late Chester F. and Marion (Lynch) Bunting.

He was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Selbyville High School and a proud graduate of the University of Delaware. Throughout the years he worked with various family related businesses including Morris Poultry Farm, Ideal Poultry Farm, for a time he was the deputy Insurance Commissioner for the state of Delaware, assisted with the operation of The Belmont Hearne Hotel and was involved in many other ventures. Although he considered himself a farmer at heart, he always showed his entrepreneurial spirit.

Over the years he volunteered regularly for the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association and the Ocean City Downtown Association. He was a founding member of the Ocean City Aviation Association and held several leadership positions within the OCAA for many years. Coleman was instrumental in the establishment of the Huey helicopter exhibit at the Ocean City Airport and spearheaded the association’s weekly fundraising breakfasts as a service to pilots.

Coleman was an active Republican, and had been invited to several White House Presidential balls.  He had also been a member of the “Concerned Citizens for Good Government.”

He is survived by his children, C. Coleman Bunting, Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Selbyville, Delaware, Chester Bunting and his wife, Barbara, of Boulder, Colorado, and Elaine Gordy and her husband, Chuck, of Salisbury, Maryland; his step-children, Amy Rothermel and her husband, Robert, of Ocean City, Maryland, and Susan Davis and her husband, Richard, of Ocean City, Maryland; and Rose’s children, Joel Brous and his wife, Christine, of Ocean City, Maryland and Nick Brous of Los Angeles, California; 14 grandchildren, Thomas, Dana, Daniel, Monica, Cara, Alyssa, Connor, Jonathan, William, Trey, Dryden, Hattie, George and Henry; and four great-grandchildren, Abigail, Griffin, Megan and Kyla.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Harold Morris Bunting; his two sisters, Alma Hall and Pauline Carey; his first wife, Marie Bunting Stephens; his second wife of 25 years, Kathyrn Bunting; and his life companion of 17 years, Rose Brous.

A memorial service will be held at the Ocean City Airport on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 5  p.m. Casual attire is appropriate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ocean City Aviation Association, 12724 Airport Road, Berlin, Maryland 21811.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.

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