December 31, 1948 ~ June 6, 2004
Bunney, Jerry Willmer a 53 year resident of the South Bay passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2004 in Torrance. Born in Everett, Washington, December 31, 1948, Jerry was 55. He had been in the automotive industry for over 37 years. He was a dedicated supporter of youth sports and volunteered countless hours to Pony Baseball, Junior All American and Pop Warner Football. Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife, Denise Bunney of Redondo Beach; son Chris Bunney of Redondo Beach; daughter Courtney Bunney of Oakland, CA; and sister Judy Chappell of Clovis, CA. Memorial Services will be held Friday, June 11, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at White and Day's Colonial Chapel, 901 Torrance Blvd. in Redondo Beach.
Jerry was one of the strongest and most dedicated Pony Baseball Directors I have ever worked with. His many hours working outside his own region to help make the Pony Division West Zone Tournaments come off at Ameritage Park in Fullerton are excellent examples of how selfishly Jerry gave of his time. He was always a dedicated coordinator of the Umpiring talent for these tournaments and we never saw him at the games without his KNOTTY PROBLEMS of BASEBALL rule guide books. He regularly shared this resource with us at the games to help us solve the tougher problem of the game of baseball. We could always bring our toughest questions to him and he would take the time to try to help us solve the question… My question that I am sure I am not going to find an answer in the book for…. is how do we ever replace a great man like you Jerry Bunney?
This is Jerry Bunney’s sister Judie Bunney Chappell. Thank you so much for writing such wonderful things about my brother. For reasons I do not care to share, I didn’t know my brother after he got married and became a man. Thank you so much for giving me a little insight to who he was. I loved Jerry so much. When everyone forgot my birthday Jerry brought me a sub sandwich for my birthday. I am glad he was a good man. Thank You again.