ED BUNK Jr., an avid outdoorsman who loved to hike, bike, canoe,
and snowshoe, died on Monday, February 23, 2009. He was 56 years old.
Ed grew up in the Voorheesville area. After four years of travel with
the Air Force, he returned to Voorheesville where he settled down with
his wife, Cindy, and accepted a position with the U.S. Postal Services
where he worked for 30+ years as a maintenance mechanic. He was a
skilled jack-of-all trades, fixing anything for anyone and always
available to lend a helping hand.
No hiking trail or biking destination was too steep, too long or too
challenging for Ed. While a young man in his 20’s, he rode his bicycle
from New York to the California coast in just over a month’s time,
taking great pride in achieving his goal to climb the Grand Tetons
without a single stop during that upward trek.. Ed greatly enjoyed
spending time at the beautiful camp in the Adirondacks that he and Cindy
built, and he became a well-known “Forty-Sixer”, climbing all 46 of the
high peaks multiple times, once doing all 46 in 11 days using
exclusively foot-power to travel to & up each mountain. He was the
“Huff” part of the “Huff & Puff” title given to Cindy & Ed by some folks
who saw them out on one of their many tandem bike rides in the
Ed loved to be surrounded by friends of all ages. He always had a story
to tell and he made it his mission to turn strangers into new friends by
asking question upon question. He had a mind that honed in on the
minutest of details, and he was fascinated by people and their lives.
Ed is survived by Cindy, his wife of over 30 years, his brother Jay of
Florida, his brother Larry & family of New Hampshire, and many other
loving family members and friends.
A walk-through service will be held at Reilly’s Funeral Home located at
9 Voorheesville Avenue, Voorheesville, NY 12186 on Friday, February
27th, from 4-7PM.
Directions: Take I-87/Northway to the very end. Take a right onto
route 20. At the first light tak a left onto Church Road. Take a left
at the end of Church onto Johnston Rd (although it may be called
Normanskill Rd - - roads around here change name depending on where on
the road you are). At the light at the end of Johnson/Normaskill, go
straight across onto Voorheesville Avenue. When you come to the stop
sign by Stewarts, bear left & the funeral home is the last house on the