Lindon H. "Tud" Bunker

b. 12 June 1909
d. 22 November 2000


"Tud" was a son of Henry and Alta Bunker.

As a boy, "Tud" grew up in the "Carver" house, now the Harlan house.  However, as the family grew, his parents needed more room, so they swapped houses with Capt. William H. Bulger by paying the Captain an additional sum.

Tud attended Longfellow school, also the Patten schools, Patten, Maine, where his brother-in-law, Charles Holbrook, was principal.

He had three children: Allison, Gaile Colby, and Arthur.
Tud married Pauline "Polly" Bunker on November 21, 1952.
Tud fished with Elmer Spurling , and also worked winters at Southwest Harbor Boat, Southwest Harbor, Maine.  Summers he sailed with Arthur Pew, Frederick Stout, and John Saltonstall.  He remained with the Saltonstall family for many years.
For 22 winters (after 1952) he wintered in Florida, working at Rodi Chris Craft in Ft. Lauderdale.

Always a "Good Samaritan", he was constantly helping people at the dock.  "He worried more about people's boats than they did," said Polly.
Memorial service: August 12, 2001.

Obituary of Lindon Bunker

From The Bar Harbor Times, 30 Nov. 2000

Lindon "Tud" H. Bunker

Lindon "Tud" H. Bunker, 91, of Great Cranberry Isles, died Nov. 22, 2000, at Mount Desert Island Hospital.  He was born June 12, 1909 on Cranberry Isles, the son of Henry and Alta (Spurling) Bunker.  He attended schools in Cranberry and Patton.  In his early years he went fishing with Elmer Spurling.  He was a summer captain for the Arthur Pew family, the Frederick Stout family of Northeast Harbor, and the captain and caretaker for the John Saltonstall family of Great Cranberry Island.  Mr. Bunker was always around the island and the town docks to give people a helping hand.  He worked for Rodi Boats in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for 22 winters.  "Tud" and his brother-in-law, Red, helped build the Whales Rib Gift Shop.  He is survived by his wife, Polly (Bunker) Bunker of Great Cranberry; one son, Allison Bunker of Pompano, Fla.; one daughter, Gaile Colby of Great Cranberry; one brother, Wilfred Bunker of Trenton; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Arthur H. Bunker; three brothers, Raymond Bunker, Alton Bunker and Alvah Bunker; one sister, Vincie Hulbert.  There will be a summer graveside service at Bunker Cemetery.  At his request, gifts in his memory may be made to the Great Cranberry Isles Fire Department, c/o Mike Westphal, Cranberry Isles or the Ladies Aid, c/o Emily Colby, Cranberry Isles 04625.
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photo courtesy of Polly Bunker

Pauline "Polly" Bunker

b. ?
m. 21 Nov 1952 (Lindon H. Bunker)

Pauline "Polly" Bunker is the daughter of Elisha G. Bunker and Annie L. (Spurling) Bunker.
She was the wife of Lindon "Tud" Bunker.
Polly has run the Whale's Rib gift shop for many years.
Lindon H. "Tud" & Pauline "Polly" Bunker

Photo courtesy of Stanley Seimer

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