William B. Bundick, 79

APRIL 10, 1933-DEC. 28, 2012

January 03, 2013
  • Bundick

William “Bill” Bryan Bundick of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at the age of 79, in Winchester, Va.

Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar and Lillie Barnes; his mother, Theodosia Barnes Truitt; his father, Horace Bundick; his stepfathers, James Truitt and Ray Galloway; his brother James “Jimmy” Bundick; and his aunt, Amanda Ewell.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Marie Salgado; his son, Arthur; daughter-in-law, Carmen; granddaughter, Amanda; brothers, David Bundick of Jenison, Mich., and Robert Galloway of Boise City, Idaho; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bill was born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on April 10, 1933. His life was nothing if not exciting. As a child, he attended English schools in Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia, and Cairo, Egypt. As a young man, he worked for an oil company in the Sudan before returning to the Eastern Shore. He began his career with the Department of the Navy at Wallops Island, Va. He then worked for Harry Diamond Labs, a research laboratory that helped bring the Army into the future, in Washington, D.C. He traveled around the globe, overseeing the installation of communications and tracking equipment for the Department of the Army, while working at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz. At his retirement from civilian service for the Department of Defense, he was the chief of the Transmission Branch at Fort Ritchie.


Bill was a dedicated 33rd degree member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the Valley of Cumberland. He was a member of San Pedro 55 Blue Lodge in Benson, Ariz.; a member of Ali Ghan Shrine of Shriners International in Cumberland, Md.; a member of Hagerstown Shrine Club; a member of Tall Cedar of Lebanon in the Hagerstown Forest 95; a member of Guardian Teocali 32; a member of the American Legion, and Elks Lodge 378. He was a past member of the Appalachian Trail Club; a Major in the Civil Air Patrol; and he held a general class amateur radio license (N3NHW) as a member of the Antietam Radio Association and the American Radio Relay League.

Bill, affectionately called Bryan by his family, will be forever missed and loved. Private services will be held later at the convenience of his family.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140; or to the Speech Clinic of the Cumberland Scottish Rite Foundation, c/o Jerry Robinette, 73 LaVale Blvd., Cumberland, MD 21512.

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