Dr. Charles A. Bunnell ’50

Dr. Charles A. Bunnell ’50 died on December 21, 2009, in Belfast, Maine.

He was born April 14, 1927, in FortFairfield, Maine, and prepared for college at Fort Fairfield High School, where he enlisted in the Navy during his senior year. After Bowdoin, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, he went on to graduate from Tufts School of Dentistry in 1954. During the Korean War, he was called back into service as a lieutenant junior grade and served as a dentist in Kodiak, Alaska. He served as president of the Belfast Rotary, and was a 50-year member of The First Church and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 24 of Belfast and Anah Temple Shriners. Music was an important part of his life. He played piano and organ and enjoyed playing piano for the Belfast Group Home at The First Church Christmas parties. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Ward Bunnell; three daughters, Diane C. Weymouth, Janet L. Bachelder, and Andrea B. Walston; a sister, Brenda Bunnell Brown; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great- granddaughter; and two step-great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, William R. Bunnell, Dr. Kenneth I. Bunnell, and Jack K. Bunnell.