Joseph Forman Bunn III, age 91, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2013. A dedicated father, grandfather, and husband, Joe lived a full life. He was born August 17, 1921 to Joseph Forman Bunn Jr., and Helen Link Bunn in Springfield, Illinois. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Central Europe in Company C, 8th Armed Infantry Division, known as the Liberators. He served from 1940 as a squad leader and staff sergeant until his honorable discharge in 1945. He then attended the University of Illinois earning a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. He worked many years as a chemist and retired in 1992 from CXI. He stayed busy in retirement with many hobbies including swimming, collecting World War II memorabilia as well as historical medals. Joe is preceded in death by his wife Norma Phillips Bunn, brother Charles Bunn and Brother in law William Bales. He is survived by his 3 children Richard Louis Bunn, Dr. Laura Bunn Aquino, and Susan Bunn Kirkpatrick, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and extended family including sister in laws Jennie Milton and Mary Bales. The family would especially like to thank his dedicated caretaker Rosa, Home Instead, Access Healthcare for all their dedicated services in his final years as well as his doctors Dr. John Ott, Dr. Amin Karim, and Dr. Harvey Klein. Visitation will be Friday, April 5, 2013 from 5:00PM - 8:00PM at Pasadena Funeral Chapel, Pasadena, Texas. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00AM at Pasadena Funeral Chapel, Pasadena, Texas with the interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Victoria, Texas at 3:00PM. Please visit the website www.pasadenafuneralchapel.com for further information and to sign the guest book.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 5, 2013