John Steven Bunch ’65

John Steven Bunch ’65, 66, of Mauldin, S.C., passed away Aug. 10 after a courageous, 10-month battle with acute leukemia. Born in Jacksonville, Ill., and having grown up in Jacksonville, Fla., Bunch was the son of the late Wiles Burnett Bunch of Atlanta, Ga. A graduate of Davidson, Bunch retired after 35 years of service with IBM. An active community leader, Bunch served on the Mauldin City Council for 16 years, on the long-range planning committee for the School District of Greenville County, and was a graduate of Leadership Greenville. As a member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church PC (U.S.A.), he served as an elder, deacon, treasurer, and Sunday school teacher over the years. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Linda Boland Bunch, 223 Edgewood Dr., Mauldin, SC 29662-1945; a son, John Steven Bunch, Jr. (Jane Marie Bunch); two grandchildren, Megan and John III; a daughter, Catherine Boland Bunch; a brother, Andy Bunch; and two sisters, Jo Varney and Beth Piver (Blake).