May 25 2020
Dennis’ Obituary Dennis “The Legend” Bunsco Dennis Bunsco, 59, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. Born in Somerville, he resided in Raritan Borough for 28 years. He then moved to Somerset in 1989 after marrying his beloved wife, Linda, of 31 years, whom he met when he was a part-time bouncer at the former Raritan Manor. Dennis started at the former “Dave’s Friendly Texaco” in 1978 doing light duty towing with chains and slings. As Dave’s Friendly Texaco grew into Dave’s Heavy Towing, he grew into operating the heavy duty wreckers and has been a valued member of Dave’s Heavy Towing team for over forty years. When Dave’s Heavy Towing started running Landoll tractor trailers, Dennis wanted a part of that also. A young Dennis had a love for the open road, and the frequent question of the day was-“What part of the United States is Dennis in today?”. After getting married, he scaled back to over the road trucking for Dave’s and went back to heavy duty towing-which he excelled at. Whether it was a tow or a recovery-there was never an “I Can’t” in his vocabulary. The harder the job or the bigger the truck-Dennis would never back down from tackling the job. His ambition was to run a rotator, which when Dave’s got their 60 ton rotator, Dennis was rewarded for all his years of hard work by becoming the operator of the largest recovery unit in the fleet. He was on call and always available when needed by the company. He progressed through the years to driving heavy wreckers and tractor trailers coast to coast. Due to his extensive knowledge of towing and recovery, he was rewarded with being the sole operator of the 60 ton Towing and Recovery Rotator, the largest truck in Dave’s fleet and took impeccable care of this truck and had great pride in being one of Dave’s longest-serving employees. Dennis not only gave respect to his peers in the towing and recovery industry, but the respect was mutual. Dennis was requested many times to work alongside other towers in recovery operations because not only of his vast knowledge, but in his ability to incorporate in the team. When he was at home, he dedicated his time to teaching his wife and daughters knowledge of everything including operating machines, trucks, fixing up things, and to be independent. He will always be remembered as a “LEGEND” for his unsurpassed dedication to his job, he was truly a one man band, the utmost respect he showed his fellow operators, as well as his kind, patient and gentle demeanor and not only excelled in the industry, but in the friendships that he made. When you became a friend of Dennis’, he treated you as if you were part of his family. The shirt off his back was never enough for Dennis to give and will be truly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. Dave’s Heavy Towing extends their thoughts and prayers out to Dennis’ wife Linda and his twin daughters Sara and Taylor. Dennis was involved with quite a few fire departments performing cross-training and was very passionate about it. I don’t think a week went by when he didn’t ask when the next drill was. That being said, if any Fire Companies want to have a truck in the procession….we are all about having that. Dennis is predeceased by his mother, Marie Cerniglia Bunsco, a brother Kenneth, his father in-law Edward Drozd Sr., and Snowball, who was his fur grandson that he adored so much. Surviving are his beloved wife of 31 years, Linda Drozd Bunsco, his two loving daughters, Sara and companion Tyler, and Taylor and companion Hernan with whom she is expecting first grandchild due in December, his caring brothers, John J. Jr., and Robert Bunsco, his loving father, John “Sonny” Bunsco, Sr., his mother in-law Margaret Drozd, brothers and sister in-laws, his loving pets, Timber and Garfield, a host of loving cousins, nieces and nephews, and his extended family of numerous friends at Dave’s Heavy Towing. Memorial contributions may be made in name to Linda Bunsco & Family. Please visit www.TheKimbleFuneralHome.com to extend condolences and share remembrances for the family. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Dennis Bunsco May 25 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Princeton, state: New Jersey