Richard J. Bunt, 91, of Armonk, New York, and formerly of Greenlawn, New York, and Barefoot Bay, Florida, died on February 10, 2021 at Salem Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Purdy’s, New York. He was born on July 13, 1929 to Frederick and Mildred (nee Jahoda) Bunt in Flushing, New York. Richard was a NYC physical education teacher and taught many years at James Monroe High School in the Bronx, retiring in 1991. He was an avid golfer. He played collegiately for New York University and was selected by the New York Knicks in the 1952 NBA draft, and went on to play for the Knicks and Baltimore Bullets in the National Basketball Association. He was married to his wife, Joan C. Bunt (nee Brengel), who predeceased him. He is survived by his two sons, Richard A. Bunt of Hacienda Heights, California, and David J. Bunt and his wife Yukiko Ishii Bunt of Brooklyn, New York, one daughter, Diane Bunt Power and her husband Mark Power of Armonk, New York, and one brother, Frederick Bunt of New Paltz, New York. He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren – Rachel, Ryan, and Lauryn Power and Brandon Bunt. The family is planning to hold a memorial service in the Spring.
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