Wayne Edward Bunten
Age: 65 Perth Amboy
After a long illness, Wayne Edward Bunten, 65, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 3, 2021 with his family members at his bedside.
Wayne was a lifelong resident of Perth Amboy. He was an Alumnus of Perth Amboy High school, Class of 1974, where he was an all-around athlete, particularly excelling in football & basketball. He had especially fond memories of his days as the quarterback of the Panthers varsity football team. He was employed by Bunten Disposal and the family-run Slice N Spice Deli until the mid 90's, after which he worked for the Perth Amboy Board of Education as a Custodian until retirement in 2019. Wayne was a former member of the Hubs, a fan of the Chicago Bears, New York Yankees, loved playing golf, softball and the New Jersey Lottery.
He is preceded in death by his parents Robert "Sonny" and Lorraine ( nee Dern ) Bunten and a brother William R. Bunten and his brother-in-Law Michael L. Sabine.
He is survived by his brother Robert Bunten (Ella) and sisters Eileen Hollenbach (Jim) and Lisa Bitante (John); uncle of Sharon DeBenedetto (Matt), Rob Bunten (Nicole), Nancy Hollenbach, Brian Hollenbach (Erika),Theresa Sabine (fiance Steven Tolas), Michael Sabine (Monica), Lori Bunten Lopes, Linda Ann Ernest (David), Billie Ann Allen (Ken), Linda Bunten and many great-nieces and great nephews.
We will begin to leave on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 9:30 am from the Gustav J.Novak Funeral home, 419 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy for a Graveside Service at 10 am at Alpine Cemetery. Visiting is on Thursday from 7 ~ 9 pm.
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