Meadville Tribune

December 13, 2012

Theodore G. Bunce

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Theodore G. Bunce, 96, of 35916 Troy Center Road, Troy Center, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 28, 1916, in Centerville, a son of William A. Bunce and Anna L. Southwick Bunce. He married Marjorie Paden on Sept. 27, 1947; she preceded him in death in 2005.

He was a graduate of Townville High School.

Ted worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural-mail carrier, which he retired from in 1980. He was also a self-employed electrician and electrical inspector.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran with the 309th infantry as a medic, serving in the European Theater.

Ted was a member of the Troy Center United Methodist Church, American Legion, and Titusville VFW.

He enjoyed hunting, bowling, spending time with his family, but most of all he loved his grandchildren.

Ted is survived by one daughter, Martha Miller of Titusville; two sons, Philip Bunce and his wife, Ronda, of Centerville and Bob Bunce and his wife, Lori, of Centerville; five grandchildren, Fawn Vergona, Andrew Bunce, Bethany Bunce, Julie Riley and Angela Crawford; one great-grandchild, Madison Vergona; and a sister, Lucille Van Cise of Centerville.

In addition to his loving wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mellie Lingo and Thelma Bunce; and two brothers, Willard and Donald Bunce.

Family and friends are welcome to call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, 33353 N. Main St., Townville.

The funeral service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at Troy Center United Methodist Church, 36156 Center Road, Centerville, with Pastor Tim Maybray, officiating.

The committal and burial will follow at Troy Center Cemetery.

The family would like to give a special thank you to all of those who helped with Ted’s care over the past few years, and also to Hospice of Crawford County.

Memorial donations may be made in Ted’s memory to Hospice of Crawford County, 310 N. Monroe St., Titusville, Pa. 16354.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Ted’s Book of Memories online at Arrangements are in the care of Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, 33353 N. Main St., Townville, a branch of Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.