Bunting, Mark F.

Mark Fairman Bunting 1956 ~ 2011 After a courageous battle with cancer, our loving husband and father passed away July 7, 2011. He was born in Bethesda, MD, to Curtis and Arva Bunting on August 23, 1956. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Class of 1978, his career as a Naval Flight Officer spanned twenty years, ten Active and ten in the Reserves. He served as a Naval Aviator in VA-176 (1981-84) and VA-34 (1987-89). Upon retiring from the Navy, Commander Bunting began his second career as a commercial pilot for Northwest Airlines. He married Patricia Ann Poulsen on August 20, 1994. Together they had three beautiful children who survive him, son, Koda Luke (age 10), daughters Kaila Fray (age 9) and Kylee Ann (age 4). In addition to his children, he leaves behind his wife of 17 years; a special son Fernando (Mary) Simao and daughter Corinne; mother-in-law Bobbie Poulsen; sister Sue (Nicolaos) Alexopoulos; nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 East Creek Rd., Sandy, on Saturday, July 9th at 12:00 Noon. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and Blessed Sacrament Catholic School (www.blessedsacschool.org) The family wishes to thank all of the professionals involved in Mark's care for the last three years. Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered at www.starksfuneral.com.