Edward G. Brunk

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Edward G. Brunk, 86
     LIMINGTON - Edward G. Brunk, 86, of Route 11, died Nov. 13, 2005 at Seaside Nursing Home in Portland after a two-year illness.
     He was born in Portland
    on Oct. 1, 1919, the son of William and Alma Moulton Brunk. His parents moved to Limington when he was three months old where he grew up and graduated from Limington Academy in 1937. He was an avid sports participant and fan, his favorites being baseball and basketball. In high school he won a State Championship in horseshoes.
     After high school he attended Agricultural School and worked with his father on the family farm in Limington.
     A veteran of World War II, he joined the Army in 1941 and became a Staff Sergeant specializing as an artillery mechanic. He served in the U.S. before serving a year and three months in Germany where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
     He continued his passion for baseball and basketball by playing semi-pro ball throughout Europe, with the 10th Armored Division.
     He returned home to Limington when the war ended in 1945.
     He married Doris Hasty on March 21, 1948. That same year he organized the Limington AC baseball team and led them in competition to the National Championship in Wichita, Kansas. In 1949 he bought the family homestead, started a dairy farm and sold milk to Locust Farm Dairy and Hoods.
     Ed was very involved in school, town and church affairs. He served twenty years on the SAD 6 School Board and was known as a true conservative and respected by all. He served on the Limington Planning Board for several years.
     He was a deacon in the East Limington Baptist Church for 20 years and a deacon and longtime member of the Standish Baptist Church.
     He was very active in politics and had enormous love and pride for his country.
     Ed had a great passion for music and singing which he acquired from his mother. He sang bass in a men's quartet, serving an eight year ministry, which traveled to several local nursing homes.
     After, retiring in 1982, Ed and Doris traveled to Florida for eight years. In 1999, on their 50th Wedding Anniversary, their children sent them to Hawaii. This was their first plane ride.
     During retirement Ed sold hay and fire wood. As a one-man operation he loved working in the area fields baling hay and cut and split fire wood all by hand until he was 83 years old.
     Edward was predeceased by a son, Edward Jr.; and a brother, Richard.
     He is survived by his wife, Doris of 57 years; two daughters,Brenda McGrath of Limington and her husband Roger, and Laurie Saucier of Porter and her husband Louis; a son, Gregory A. Brunk of Limington and his wife Linda; six grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Michael A. Gould of Limington and his wife Melissa, Gregory J. Brunk of Buxton and his wife Annah, Bryan Edward John Brunk of Grantham, Penn. and his wife Bethany, Nichole Brown of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and her husband Mike, Jessica Farrington of Gray and her husband Adam and Matthew Brunk; and three great-grandchildren, Asa and Reese Brunk, and Isabella Farrington; and three more great-grandchildren on the way. Ed is also survived by a sister, Grace Brooks from Hinsdale, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
     Visiting hours will be Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Neal & York Funeral Home, 12 High St, Porter. A funeral service will be held, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., at the Standish Baptist Church on Route 25. Greg Brunk will officiate.
    
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his name to:
    The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter
    163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B Portland, Maine 04101
    Edward G. Brunk

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Neal & York Funeral Home
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 15, 2005
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