Thomas Edward Bunge, 82, resident of Aurora, Colorado passed away January 19, 2022, at his home.
Thomas was born June 12, 1940, in Cuba, Missouri to William and Edith (Paseh) Bunge. He graduated from West Platte High with the class of 1958. Later joining the Navy on July 27, 1959, serving a 20-year career. The Navy sent him to the NESP program to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Thomas married Patricia Palmiero on March 21, 1964, where he enjoyed 56 wonderful years with her. They had two children, Eric J. Bunge, and Jason E. Bunge. Patricia was always there to take care of home duties and family when Thomas was on tour duty.
Thomas is survived by his son, Eric Bunge of Aurora, Colorado, his sister, Mary (Benett) Bunge of Auxvasse, Missouri, nieces Sharon Bunge of San City Center, Florida, and Janet (Stock) Bunge of Weston, Missouri, and nephew Brad Bunge of Platte City, Missouri, and grandson Ty (Gray) Bunge Navy USN.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, brother Patrick Bunge and Joseph Bunge, and his son Jason Bunge.