On Feb. 20, the world lost an amazing man.
Joshua David Bunch was born on Dec. 27, 1983 in Coupeville. He grew up in Hillsboro, Ore., where he met the love of his life, Leigh.
Josh and Leigh met as children and went on to marry and have three beautiful children of their own.
Shortly after marrying, Josh began a new adventure with Air Force basic training.
He excelled in this endeavor as he did all others, receiving numerous accolades and surpassing all expectations.
While in the service, his children were born. They bought a home and Josh rose up as a champion at the hospital he worked at. Josh moved his family to Whidbey Island nearly five years ago and worked at the University of Washington Medical Center.
Due to his incredible drive and passion for learning, Josh was successful and accomplished in any area he chose to direct his attention. During his time in the Air Force, Josh received his private pilot’s license, and he loved to fly. He also obtained his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University.
At the time of his passing, he was pursuing his executive MBA at Washington State University.
In August 2018, Josh was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force. Through it all, Leigh was Josh’s biggest cheerleader and the yin to his yang.
Josh served his community as a Cubmaster for his son’s Cub Scout pack. He had a love for cars, Harleys, and a universal love of music.
He enjoyed working in the forest and spending time with his Uncle Fred, as well as looking up to his Uncle Dennis as a role model.
There are not enough words to express the dynamic, enthusiastic and driven nature of Joshua. He was fluent in both sarcasm and over-the-top generosity.
Josh is survived by his wife Leigh; his children: Christopher, 9; Isobel, 7; and Charlotte, 4; as well as his mother Kari Patching; sister Jessica Patching-Bunch (Jarrett); grandmother, Velma Frei (100); additional siblings; and many other family and friends who continue to love him.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pack 57 Cub Scouts, the Wounded Warrior Project or the Bunch children college fund.
Memorial is 1 p.m. March 9 at South Whidbey Assembly of God.