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BunkerDFORESTVILLE: Douglas Rich Bunker, 88, of Hurlburt Road, Forestville and Buffalo, died Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital, following a short illness.  He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 10, 1929, the son of the late Bryan Lamond and Chloe Lapriel (Strong) Bunker.

Mr. Bunker was a graduate of Las Vegas High School, Class of 1947, graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master’s degree and from Harvard University with a PhD.  He served in the Air Force and was the owner of Hanova Hills Farm, LLC, Forestville, since 1979.  Mr. Bunker was employed with the Harvard Business School Faculty and from 1967-1995 was employed with the University of Buffalo.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Buffalo and during his 50 years in Western New York, he held several positions in the church including Branch President.  Mr. Bunker’s faith was very important to him and he enjoyed farming & his family.

Survivors include his wife Barbara B. (Benedict) Bunker of Forestville and Buffalo, two daughters, Linda Bunker-Benson, of Dublin, GA; Sharon (Scott Gee) Bunker, of Niagara Falls, NY; two sons Douglas B. (Cindy) Bunker, and Hugh (Carin) Bunker, both of Salt Lake City, UT; two brothers, Allen Bunker and Gary (Carol) Bunker.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother David Bunker.

Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM on Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 145 Goodell Street, Buffalo, from where Funeral Services will follow at 11 o’clock.  Private Interment will be in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to The Network of Religious Communications or the Food Bank of Western New York, 91 Holt Street, Buffalo, NY 14206.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to

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1 Comment on Obituary Notice – Douglas Rich Bunker

  1. David Benedict says:

    “As part of this family, we want to give our loving memorial to this totally committed man of faith, whose witness has meant so much to so many and has always stood for what is true, loving, and just. Thank God for his precious life. And we all rejoice in the many wonderful times of family sharing we’ve had together with Doug and Barbara in Vermont, where they gave their love to each other in matrimony at our Benedict family camp. Thanks to God for granting us so many seasons together, with very great love from all of us: David and Elaine, Cathy and Dan, Peter and Clara, Kiersten and Matthew”

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