In Memory of

Ray Bunten

 

Ray A. Bunten, 78, passed away quietly at home in Walnut Creek, CA, on Sunday, November 12, 2006. Ray retired as an electrical engineer after 40 years with PG&E. He also served 40 years in the U.S. Navy retiring as Chief Warrant Officer, Fourth Grade.

An avid gardener and enthusiastic traveler, Ray regularly donated his considerable energy, skills and time to projects benefiting others, spending over 60 years working with the Boy Scouts of America, and most recently assisting in the reactivation of an icebreaker for the Glacier Society.

Ray was survived by his wife of 55 years, Loree Bunten. He was the father of Susan, Edward, and Janette; father-in-law of Brian Johnston and Ellen Cheung; grandfather of Emma Burton-Johnston and Brandon Bunten-Cheung; and brother of Dorothy Walton and Helen Hanson. He was predeceased by sons, Charles and Steven. A memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Mt. Diablo Council, or the Contra Costa County Crisis Center.

Ray and generator

Ray takes the generator out of service during the March 2004 work week aboard the Glacier.

Ray accepts plaque

Frank Wright presents the Glacier Society plaque to Ray Bunten earlier in November.

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