- Gloria Kral Buntrock died November 26, 2016, while in hospice care at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor, after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was born March 31, 1942, in Orrick Township, MN.
She graduated from Edison High School, in Minneapolis, in 1960, with honors, and graduated from Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis. She married Robert Buntrock, of Minneapolis, on June 24, 1961. She was a Braille transcriber for 33 years, specializing in Math and Science Braille, and Braille computer entry. She founded and managed Naperville Area Transcribing for the Blind, Naperville, IL. She was a member of the National Braille Assn. for 36 years, including Presidency. Upon moving to Princeton, MN, she was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, choir, and the quilting group as well as the hospital auxiliary. Upon moving to Orono, she was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bangor, including choir, quilting group, and kitchen help. Formerly, Gloria was an accomplished pianist and organist as well as a soloist and choir member. She also played recorders and hand bells. She was an accomplished seamstress, crafter, and knitter and was still knitting scarves for the homeless when she passed away. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by husband, Robert; and daughter, Christine Selby, both of Orono; son, Stephen of Glen Ridge, NJ; five grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St., Bangor, with Pastor Rebecca Liberty and Pastor Elaine Hews officiating. Those who wish to remember Gloria in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401, New Hope Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 70, Eddington, ME 04428-0070, or the Lafayette Family Cancer Center, c/o EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  November 29, 2016