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John F. Bunnell

Bunnell, John Frederick Sr., 87, Geistown.  Died January 11, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born August 28, 1930 in Clarks Summit, PA.  Son of the late Willard and Marjorie (Nichols) Bunnell.  John is the last surviving member of his immediate family.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Judson, James, Loyal Jr. and George. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan (Probst); sons Eric John (Chrissy), Johnstown; John Frederick Jr. (Andrea), New Jersey; and William Deacon (Lourdes), Virginia; 4 grandchildren; Michael, Robert, Josephine and Zachary Bunnell; 4 furry grand dogs, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. John attended Mansfield State Teachers College and Penn State University, was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War. For about 30 years John was a hardware salesman for the Geo. Worthington Co., and for 7 years with the Kruse Company servicing many hardware stores in the area.  He could be seen in the summer tending his gardens and sharing his produce with many.  John was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Avenue.  The Harris Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.  There will be no viewing but a funeral service will be held at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Avenue, Richland at 10:00 a.m. Monday January 15, 2018. Rev. Scott Klimke, officiating. Military rites by Conemaugh Valley Detachment #287, Marine Corps League at conclusion of church service. Private inurnment at Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rashid Awan and the oncology department at UPMC, Dr. David Johns, and the Windber Hospice for their compassion and comfort. Family suggests donations to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in memory of John. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)


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My heartfelt sympathy to his loving wife Joan and William, Eric, and John. I shall always remember John's beautiful smile and loving ways and wonderful sense of humor. His presence on earth is testimony to a life well lived honoring his family and all whose lives he touched. Brenda Antoine

Jan 16 2018 12:00 AM

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A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on January 15, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to the family on this sad occasion. Uncle John was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Don Holman & Reba Clark

Expression of Sympathy Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Mr Bunnell was always so nice and always had a smile on his face! A good heart stopped beating but the memories of him will be in your hearts forever! Our sincere condolences!

Mike and Rachelle (Twardziak) Hackworth

Mike and Rachelle (Twardziak) Hackworth Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM

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A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on January 13, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jan 13 2018 12:00 AM