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William M. Bunce Obituary

William M. Bunce, age 88, of Erie, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Erie Veterans' Affairs Medical Center.

He was born in Dicksonburg, Crawford County, Pa., on November 13, 1925, a son of the late Winter and Marian Shaw Bunce.

In 1941, at age 17, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines, making many crossings on both oceans for the war effort. Upon returning home, he worked in construction, and developed his own company doing plastering and finishing work, retiring after 30 years. He then became Head of Maintenance at Villa Maria Academy. He enjoyed membership in the Erie Yacht Club and boating on Lake Erie for many years. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his good friends George Hundall and Mary Kress.

He was preceded in death by his wife Irene Bunce, a sister LaMerne Wardian, and a brother, Wayne Bunce.

He is survived by a son, Gregory Bunce of Erie, a stepdaughter, Charlene of Indiana, a sister, Betty Galbo (Philip) of Meadville and eight nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc., 2502 Sassafras St., Erie, PA 16502, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and are invited to the Funeral Service there on Monday, May 5 at 11a.m. Condolences may sent to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com.

Burial will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on May 3, 2014
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