Barbara J. Bunce

Barbara Jane Bunce, age 59 of Ransomville, died Saturday March 24, 2018 in Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, after a lengthy illness.


Barbara was born January 12, 1959 in North Tonawanda, NY, the daughter of the late Fred and Doris (Martin) Stringfellow. She was a graduate of North Tonawanda High School and received her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Niagara University. Barbara was employed in the Accounting/HR department of AVVID (Niagara Thermal) for 5 years. Previous to that she had a 30 year career at Science Kit, Inc. in Tonawanda where she was an Office Manager/E-Commerce. She married Ted Bunce on March 14, 2008.


Barbara was a member of the Lutheran Church of The Messiah in Lewiston where she served on the church council and was a former Treasurer. She was also a member of the Villagers Women's Club. She enjoyed farming, camping and being with her grandchildren.


She is survived by her husband, Ted; her children, Jennifer (Jonathan) Payne, Dr. Jonathan Shafer , Nathaniel, Cecelia, Cassandra, Mitchell, and Matthew Bunce; two sisters, Carol (Don) Scalice and Teri Nealen-Stringfellow; a brother, Fred Stringfellow, and seven grandchildren.


Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Friday from 4 - 7 pm. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 31, at 9:00 AM in the Lutheran Church of The Messiah, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston, with the Rev. Thomas Mason officiating. Burial will be in North Ridge Cemetery, Town of Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WNY Food Bank, 91 Holt St., Buffalo, NY 14206.