Donald O. Trundy

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NORWAY – Donald O. Trundy, 90, died on May 11, after a brief stay at Stephens Memorial Hospital, with his loving family at his side.

He was born in Buckfield on Feb. 2, 1916, the son of Oscar and Myrtle Bumpus Trundy. He was a proud alumnus of Buckfield High School, graduating in 1934. He married Crystal Hyacinth Buck, a daughter of Ernest and Bessie Buck, on June 18, 1938. Together they shared 64 wonderful years of marriage, until her death on June 24, 2002.

As a young man, he worked on his father’s farm, in the woods and at the Portland Packing Co. in West Minot, until it closed in the early 1950s. He was then one of the first locals hired at Geiger Bros. when their factory was built in Lewiston in 1954, working as the stock clerk, until his retirement in 1983.

He was always an avid baseball fan, playing with the old West Minot Eagles team along with his four brothers. After his playing days, he continued to coach the local town teams and was always a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox. He was fortunate to see his dream come true in 2004, when the Red Sox won the World Series pennant. He and Crystal were also devoted and loyal fans, traveling far and wide following the baseball careers of their son, grandsons and great-grandsons. They also greatly enjoyed attending the many soccer games, track meets, stock car races, dance recitals, horse pulls and other sporting events of their family, and they supported and took great pride in their careers and accomplishments.

Outside of sports, one of his greatest enjoyments was driving his car, whether it was to take Crystal to all of the functions that she covered while a Sun-Journal correspondent, driving to all the games, no matter where, or just plain going for a ride. He especially loved to go to the Rangeley area, to Bailey’s Island and to visit his granddaughters in Whitefield and Belfast. After his wife’s death, he continued to enjoy driving and traveling until a stroke in late 2004.

He deeply loved his family and is survived by a daughter, Janet Trundy Bernier and her husband, Rodney, of Hebron; a son, Jeffrey Trundy and his wife, Patti, of Washington, Conn.; grandchildren, Kevin Bernier and his wife, Kim and children, Megan and Lance of Lincoln, Darren Bernier and his wife, Carol and children, Elaine and Neil of Minot, Kami Craig and her husband, Kevin and son, Abbott and Erin Giguere and her husband, Ben and new son, Julius of Whitefield, whose birth Donald was happy to learn about just a day before his death; a brother, Maynard and his wife, Cynthia; sisters-in-law, Anna and Irma Trundy, both of Hebron and Olive Record of Minot; brothers-in-law, Woodrow Gammon of Hebron and Stanley Buck of Arnold, Calif.; and many special nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Crystal; brothers, Wendall, Harlan and Robert; sisters-in-law, Geneva Trundy, Leona Gammon, Lindy Buck and Barbara Buck; and brothers-in-law, Sam Buck and Glendon Record.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center for their kind support and care during his stay there, along with the thoughtful staff at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

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