FRANKLIN – George W. Bunker passed away Sept. 9, 2008. He was born Nov. 29, 1919, in Sullivan, the son of Merle and Grace Reed Bunker. George retired from Champion Paper as a master journeyman machinist in 1982. He served as Franklin transfer attendant for 15 years and as president of the board of directors at Coastal Recycling Hancock. George was a past selectman of the town of Franklin; member of Felicity Lodge AF & AM No. 19, Bucksport; a 32nd degree Mason; and past patron of Order of the Eastern Star, Felicity No. 195, Bucksport. He was affiliated with David A. Hooper Lodge No. 201, Sullivan, where in 2003 at the age of 83, he became Master of the Lodge, one thing he always wanted to accomplish. He was a member of Brewer Lions Club, IOOF Lodge, Blue Hill; Floral Grange No. 158, Bucksport; Schoodic Grange No. 420, Franklin; Downeast R.C. & D. of Cherryfield and Franklin Historical Society. George is survived by his wife, Marguerite “Peggy” Jordan Bunker, who was blessed with his companionship for more than 25 years; his daughter, Deborah J. Hadwin and her husband, Dale; many nieces and nephews; members of Peggy’s family who felt lucky to have “Uncle George”; and Mary Turner, his friend and cribbage player. George was predeceased by his first wife, Edna Reed Bunker; brothers, Stanley and Converse; sister, Merlene Young and her husband, Ken; and a grandson, Ryan Yawn. Friends are invited to a memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at David A. Hooper Lodge, Route 200, Sullivan, with Pastor Jim Flye officiating. Family and friends are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshments after the ceremony. Memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to Faith in Action Community Connection, P.O. Box 5072, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or Hospice of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Ave., Ellsworth, ME 04605.