Bundy Baking Solutions founder Russ Bundy passes away aged 92

By William Dodds

- Last updated on GMT

Bundy founded the business back in 1964. Credit: Bundy Baking Solutions
Bundy founded the business back in 1964. Credit: Bundy Baking Solutions

Related tags Equipment

US-based baking equipment manufacturer Bundy Baking Solutions has announced the death of its founder, Russ Bundy.

Bundy passed away on 5 April 2024 at the age of 92 and is survived by his wife of more than 52 years Elizabeth, in addition to his children Cheryl, Lora, Beth, Russell, Gilbert, William and Robert, 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Born on 2 July 1931 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, he established Russell T. Bundy Associates, the precursor to Bundy Baking Solutions, in 1964 while still in his 30s and has since become a well-known figure within the industrial baking industry.

Today, the firm has a global presence and supplies bakers all over the world with specialist equipment.

In an obituary published on the Bundy Baking Solutions website, Bundy was described as “a loving soul with a big personality”.

The tribute continued: “He loved life, people and adventures. He never knew a stranger, and his generosity extended to every person with whom he interacted. He found reasons to celebrate life and delighted in bringing people together to celebrate – particularly his family and friends from the baking industry.

“Born with an innate ability to connect with people and an entrepreneurial spirit, Russ was always quick to extend a hand of friendship and accept new adventures. His authentic generosity of spirit, infectious enthusiasm for life, and unwavering dedication to his family and the baking industry will be his legacy. The cherished relationships he had with family, friends, bakers, industry colleagues and his team members alike, speak to the character of Russ and how he earned the love, respect and loyalty of those who knew him.”

Bundy was one of the inaugural inductees into the American Society of Baking’s 'Baking Hall of Fame' in 2007 and established the Bundy Baking Museum to collect and preserve the rich history of the baking industry.

A memorial service will be held on Friday 12 April from 11am at Central College Presbyterian Church in Westville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to The Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

In other news, French beer staple Kronenbourg 1664 has been rebranded as 1664 Bière in the UK​, while the Kronenbourg brand will now simply be known as 1664.

Related topics People & Skills Bakery

Related news

Show more

Follow us

Featured Jobs

View more


Food Manufacture Podcast

Listen to the Food Manufacture podcast