Ross "Rod" A. Bunt
1957 - 2014 NORTH ADAMS Ross "Rod" Anthony Bunt, 56, of North Adams, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Yaphank, N.Y. on Aug. 3, 1957, a son of Rose Greener Bunt and the late John Bunt. He attended schools in Yaphank, and graduated from Oneonta College in 1979. He was employed for 19 years as a disc jockey at WNAW/ WMNB Radio Station, and later as the director of tourism for the city of North Adams. He was last employed as the owner and operator of Love Your Pets, a pet-sitting service. Rod 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. Survivors include his mother, Rose Bunt; his wife, Rochelle Friedman Bunt, whom he married Sep. 19, 1981; three daughters, Alicia Bunt, Angela Bunt, and Jacqueline Bunt; a brother, Don Watson, and sister, Mary Roth. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, May 22, at Mary Immaculate Church in Bellport, N.Y. Burial will follow in Yaphank Cemetery. A Celebration of Rod's 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 the FLYNN DAGNOLI FUNERAL HOME, 74 Marshall St. North Adams,MA. 01247.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 18, 2014