Death of Lloyd H Bunting

12:22PM BST - Monday, 20 August 2007

Contributed by: Anne Kirk

Advising of  the death of  Lloyd Hamilton Bunting junior on the morning of Friday 17th August 2007 (aged 87 years)   He was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA on Valentine's Day the 14th February 1920 to Lloyd Hamilton Bunting and Anna Wanda Bunting (nee Thiele).  

He attended Battle Hill Elementary School, White Plains High School, Taft and Yale University before enlisting in the US Army Air Corps in May 1941.   He was stationed at Hickham Field, Honolulu in December 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour.   He later served with the 5th Army Air Corps in the Pacific theatre of war.   He met his future wife Pauline Prentice a member of the WAAAF in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and they were married on the 23rd March 1945.   At war's end, Lloyd returned to the USA and was followed shortly afterwards by Pauline.   Lloyd returned to his studies at Yale University and it was at New Haven, Connecticut that their first child, Lloyd Hamilton Bunting III, was born in February 1947.   Lloyd, Pauline and their baby returned to settle in Australia late in 1947 and Lloyd continued his studies in Architecture at Sydney University.   The family increased with the birth of daughter Anne in 1948 and son Bill in 1950.   In 1955 the family relocated to Port Moresby, PNG where they lived until 1962.   They returned to live in Springwood, New South Wales, Australia and moved into a house designed by Lloyd in March 1963.   Pauline and Lloyd lived the rest of their lives in Springwood (later renamed Winmalee).   Pauline died at home on the 12th April 1991 and Lloyd died at home on the morning of Friday 17th August 2007   They are survived by their children  - Lloyd and Sue Bunting, and their son Lloyd Anne Kirk Bill and Kerry Bunting, and their daughters Chloe and Laura  

For more on Lloyd see these articles.

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