Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Few Paragraphs

You really can't sum up almost 90 years in a few paragraphs. He was a fascinating man, more friend than grandparent.

Daniel Allan Bunn, 89

PENNSYLVANIA, Sept. 14 - Daniel Allan Bunn, 89, passed away at Mt. Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield, PA on Sunday, September 12, 2010, following a brief illness. He was born January 23, 1921, North Tonawanda, NY, a son of Allan E. and Mary Ann Speares Bunn. He was a former resident of St. Marys, PA, and most recently of St. Michael's Terrace, DuBois, PA, and at Mt. Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past three months.

He married Mercedes Fodge in St. Marys, PA, on December 12, 1940 and Dolores Moore Herzing in Emporium, PA, on October 24, 1990.

Mr. Bunn is survived by a son, Richard W. Bunn and wife, Patricia of Bedford; daughter, Tommajean Bunn Young and husband, Thomas of Emporium, PA; grandchildren, Jennifer Bunn Surface and Angela Bunn, both of Bedford, Stephanie Bunn and husband, Matt Riggsby of Knoxville, TN and Christine Young of Emporium, PA; great-grandchildren, Logan Bunn, Chelsea Osti, Alex Riggsby, and Shey Pifer; half-sister, Yolande Josephson of Rutland, SD; brother-in-law. Bernard Moore of Benezette, PA; step-children, Joyce Herzing Gerg and husband, Bob of Abbeville, SC and family and David Herzing of Emporium, PA and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Mercedes Fodge Bunn in September, 1986, second wife, Dolores Moore Herzing Bunn in May, 1995, son, Jon A. Bunn in September, 1973, grandson, Daniel J. Bunn in May, 2007 and step-brother, Ray Lukehart and wife, Marie.

Mr. Bunn served as a Sergeant in the US Army Corp of Engineers during WWII. He had been co-owner, with Ralph Tenner, of St. Marys Wood Specialty Company, St. Marys, PA in the 50s. After starting with Stackpole Carbon Company, St. Marys, PA in 1957, he worked for them in Johnsonburg, PA, Farmville, and St. Marys, PA until retiring in 1983. He had been a member of the American Legion, Bennets Valley, PA.

He was an avid fisherman, licensed amateur radio operator, and had continued custom carpentry work until he was in his seventies.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to DuBois Ambulance Association.

Barnett Funeral Home, Pennsylvania, is serving the family.

Idle Chatter:
I am so sorry, Stephanie. I know how much each of your grandparents meant to you. -Vicki
Thanks. Yeah...rough month, September.
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