(August 26, 2014) – Charles Bunting and Frank Marshall have retired after almost 70 years of combined employment with the Town of Ocean City. Marshal, who joined the town full-time in September of 1974, retires as the Construction Supervisor for the Public Works Department. Also leaving the department, Bunting will be finishing his last day in the maintenance division almost 30 years to the date of his hire on August 27, 1984.
Marshall, who worked for the Town of Pocomoke before coming to Ocean City, was involved in numerous projects during his career with the town, including the Beach Replenishment Program. In addition to his role in Ocean City, Marshall was an active member of the United States Army, where he served his country for six years. Bunting, who worked for the maintenance division of public works, helped keep Ocean City clean and maintained for residents and visitors. During his career, Bunting operated small and heavy equipment including beach tractors and street brooms. Before his time with public works, Bunting worked for Worcester County and with the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department, where he helped maintain facilities at Northside Park, as well as other park locations in town.
“I’m looking forward to traveling with my family and relaxing and enjoying my life,” Marshall said. “I am very thankful to the Town of Ocean City, the City Council and my co-workers who continue to work together for the community.”
Bunting also plans to enjoy his family members, further his education, continue his work with the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company, where he is a Gold Bade Member, and travel. “Basically, I have done it all serving the town’s residents, vacationers and visitors during my 30 year career,” Bunting added. “I was born and raised in Ocean City and attended kindergarten through 6th grade at the old Ocean City School which is now City Hall. Now that I am retired, I am going to have a chance to enjoy this community even more.”
Recently married, Bunting added that he and his new bride also plan to do some traveling. “I am looking forward to spending some time fishing. In fact, we are leaving town tomorrow for our first trip.”