OCEAN CITY – Sally Crisfield Dennis Bunting, age 91, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, quietly at her home with her family. Born at “Beverly” in Pocomoke, she was the daughter of the late Philip C. Dennis and Margaret Harmonson Dennis.
She was the last Dennis to live at Beverly. She was preceded in death by her husband Joshua J. Bunting Sr. in 1977. She is survived by her daughter Mary Jane Marvil and her husband Charles of Wilmington, Del. and Joshua J. Bunting Jr. “Skip” and his wife Yvonne of Ocean City.
Also surviving are grandsons Joshua J. Bunting III “Josh” and his wife Michael Anne of Berlin and Bradley W. Bunting and his wife Amanda, of Ocean City. There is one great-grand-daughter Aberle Bunting of Berlin. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Ann Dennis in 1939.
Sally was a graduate of Buckingham High School in Berlin and Stuart Hall in Stanton, Va., and was the owner and manager of apartment rentals in Ocean City for many years. She will be remembered for her gift of gab, and her wonderful story telling.
She was a member of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City, where she served on the Alter Guild for many years. She was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, Worcester County Historical Society, and Somerset County Historical Society.
A graveside service was held Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. The Rev. Michael Moyer officiated.
Donations in her memory may be made to Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 5 Building Fund, 1409 Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842 or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box1733, Salisbury, MD 21804
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.