Henry Sharpe Bunting ’43

Henry Sharpe Bunting ’43 died on January 22, 2004, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, he prepared for college at Southwest High School there, at Christ School in Arden, SC, and at the Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, MA, and became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1943, he served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps from 1943 to 1945 during World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade as a pilot and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four gold stars. After the war, he joined the Thompson- Hayward Chemical Company in Kansas City, later a division of North American Phillips, where he remained employed until his retirement in 1984 as senior vice president of the Agricultural Division. For several years after that he was associated with Purtec Environmental Services and Purtec Systems, Inc., in Mission Woods, KS. He was a member of the vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and a member of the University Club, the Kansas City Country Club, and the Mo-Kan Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation. Surviving are his wife, Phoebe Hasek Bunting, whom he married in 1950; a daughter, Peggy B. Lyons of Mission Hills, KS; a son, William Bunting of Ketcham, ID; and four grandchildren.