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On August 4, 2003, something happened to our family that changed our lives forever.  We were involved in an accident that took the lives of two of our children, Philip and Sara, and seriously injured me (Paul Bunke) and our son PJ.


From left: PJ; Rebecca with Caleb; Paul with Joshua and Peter Joseph; Sara (in back), Philip
(Photo taken June 2003 in Banner Elk, NC)

This website is dedicated to several things:

  1. To share with each visitor the grace of God in enabling us to get through this trial with love and gratitude for all of our blessings, including the greatest one of all--the knowledge that we will one day be reunited with our children because of their (and our) faith in Jesus Christ.

  2. To share with each visitor a little glimpse into the life of this family.  We consider ourselves very blessed, with a houseful of love and with our lives full of friends and family, who love us very much, feel our hurts, and rejoice when we rejoice.

  3. To remind each visitor of the things that are truly important in life: family, friends, and peace with God.

We hope this website will be a blessing to you. If you would like to contact us, you may email us at pbunke@triad.rr.com. God bless you and yours today!


The memorial service for Philip and Sara was held August 11, 2003 at Temple Baptist Church in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

To read Paul's opening remarks at the memorial service, click here.

To hear the song "I Would Die For You (But I Would Not Bring You Back)" from the memorial service, click here.

To read Pastor Zane Fishel's comments at the memorial service, click here.


Click here to see photos of the memorial monument

If you would like to see the September 17, 2003 article from the Elkin Tribune, click here.

If you would like to see the January 28, 2004 article from the Elkin Tribune, click here.

If you would like to find out about donating to the Bunke Family Memorial Fund, click here.


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