Paul T. 'Bunyan' Van Den Bosch, age 76 of Ransomville, died Sunday February 26, 2017 in the Niagara Rehabilitation and Health Center in Niagara Falls, NY after a lengthy illness.
Paul was born October 10, 1940 in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of the late Victor J. and Violet (Armstrong) Van Den Bosch and was a lifelong resident of the Town of Lewiston. He was a truck driver for over 30 years, retiring from Modern Disposal in 2001 after 15 years. Prior to that Paul had driven for NOCO Energy. He was an avid horseman and owned and operated a quarter horse farm for 40 years and was a blacksmith for 20 years. His animals were his "children" and at one time in the 1980's he had 35 horses.
Paul married Joan E. (Case) Van Den Bosch on September 14, 1963. In addition to Joan, he is survived by a son, John Van Den Bosch and his fiancee, Stacie Ewert, of Ransomville; two sisters, Dorothy (late Thomas) Napier and Janine (late Ernest) Murdoch both of Lewiston; and a brother, Laurence (Susan) Van Den Bosch of Wilson. He was predeceased by two sisters, Norma (late Ivan) Harvey and Joan (late Joel) Dougherty; and three brothers, Jack (late Dolores), Allan V. (late Ruth), and William Van Den Bosch.
A celebration of Paul's life will held at his home at a later date. There will be no prior visitation.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131.
Arrangements have been entrusted to HARDISON FUNERALHOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on February 27, 2017