Joshua D. Bunch: Dec. 27, 1983 – Feb. 20, 2019

Bunch

Bunch

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.

More in Obituaries

Lori Kay Williamson: Sept. 3, 1960 – Aug. 2, 2020

Lori Kay Williamson, age 59, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away peacefully… Continue reading

Beatrice ‘Betty’ Elizabeth Sarvis

Betty Sarvis died peacefully in her sleep on July 20, 2020 at… Continue reading

Daniel J. Larsen: May 28, 1945 – Aug. 2, 2020

Daniel J. Larsen passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2020 as the… Continue reading

Gregory Johnson: Nov. 16, 1996 – July 27, 2020

Gregory Walter Johnson passed away on July 27, 2020 in Seattle, Wash.,… Continue reading

Sally Marie Hicks: Sept. 22, 1926 – June 7, 2020

Sally Marie Hicks, of Langley, Wash., died on June 7, 2020 after… Continue reading

Jeremy Ryan Gourley: Jan. 7, 1988 – July 26, 2020

Jeremy Ryan Gourley, 32, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away Sunday, July… Continue reading

Joseph James Carlson: May 7, 1976 – April 23, 2020

Joseph was born on May 7, 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He passed… Continue reading

Stanley Andrews: Jan. 4, 1930 – July 25, 2020

Stanley was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was very proud of… Continue reading

Lulu Ilene Handley Cane: Aug. 11, 1924 – July 27, 2020

Lou Handley Cane was born Aug. 11, 1924 in Narka, Kansas to… Continue reading

Most Read