There will be a memorial service for Karl Maurice Bunce, 86, formerly of Burrville and Adams Cove, at a later date. Burial in Union Cemetery, Adam Center, will be at the family's convenience.
Mr. Bunce, retired plant manager of Parish Oil Co., Bradley Street, Watertown, died Tuesday morning at Samaritan-Keep Home, where he and his wife, Helen Finney Bunce, resided since 1992. She died Saturday.
There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction.
Donations may be made to Emmanuel Congregational Church or the Alexandria Bay Rescue Squad.
Surviving are two sons, Jack E. Bunce, Burrville, and the Rev. Roy K. Bunce, Strasbourg, France; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Helen) McDonald, Alexandria Bay; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a nephew.
A son, Theodore, died in infancy. A brother, Paul, and a sister, Mabel, died previously.
He was born July 4, 1909, in Adams, son of Vernon and Rena Glass Bunce. After his mother's death, he was raised by his uncle and aunt, Eugene and Elizabeth Bunce, who were superintendents of the Farm School and Children's Home of Watertown. He attended local schools.
He married Helen Louine Finney on Oct. 27, 1928, at Emmanuel Congregational Church with the Rev. F. Jefferson Neal officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Bunce farmed in Burrville for 12 years. Mr. Bunce also was a truck driver for Bisonett Feed Co. until 1941, when he became plant manager of Parish Oil Co., Bradley Street.
After he retired in 1975, the couple moved to Adams Cove. They moved to Gordon Court, Alexandria Bay, in 1985.
A member of Emmanuel Congregational Church, he was a deacon for many years and was elected an honorary life member of the Board of Deacons. He also served on the Brownville school board from 1950 to 1958 and helped to establish General Brown High School.
He was a 32nd degree Mason in Scottish Rites and a member of Orient Lodge 238 of the Free and Accepted Masons, Copenhagen. He was also a member of the Watertown Chamber of Commerce, Watertown Rotary Club and two hunting and fishing clubs in Canada.