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Russell T. Bundy passes away

Russell T. Bundy passed away on April 5, Bundy Baking announced. He was the founder of Russell T. Bundy Associates, which later became Bundy Baking Solutions, headquartered in Urbana, OH. He was a respected leader in the baking industry, with a spot on the inaugural class of the American Society of Baking’s ‘Baking Hall of Fame’, which he earned in 2007. He was 93 years old.

Bundy was born into very humble beginnings during the Great Depression on July 2, 1931, in Moon Township PA. He was the youngest of 7 children to John and Ethel Bundy. He is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Elizabeth (Walker) Bundy, his children, Cheryl (Robert) Mitchell, Lora (Ron) Young, Beth (Joe) Wroblewski, Russell Bundy Jr. (Tom), Gilbert Bundy, William (Nikki) Bundy, and Robert (Amanda) Bundy, 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

“Born with an innate ability to connect with people and an entrepreneurial spirit, Russ was always quick to extend a hand of friendship and accept new adventures. His authentic generosity of spirit, infectious enthusiasm for life, and unwavering dedication to his family and the baking industry will be his legacy. The cherished relationships he had with family, friends, bakers, industry colleagues and his team members alike, speak to the character of Russ and how he earned the love, respect and loyalty of those who knew him,” Bundy Baking remembers its founder.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 12th at 11 am at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 S Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081, with a celebration of life to follow from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at The Estate at New Albany 5216 Forest Dr, New Albany, Ohio).  

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to The Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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