George Alexander Bunson

Date of Birth

February 19, 1932

Date of Death

October 25, 2021

George Alexander Bunson passed away surrounded by his family in Santa Barbara, CA.

George was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania on February 19,1932.  He received a Bachelor of Arts from Drexel University in 1955.  After serving a term as an officer in US Army Combat Engineers, he joined Garret Air Research in Los Angeles.

He married Diane Meyers in 1960.  In 1961 they moved to Santa Barbara to work for Santa Barbara Research where he helped design many space projects including guidance for the Surveyor spacecraft and many earth and weather satellite projects.  When he retired in 1993, he was Manager of the Engineering Services Laboratory.

In retirement George enjoyed backpacking, wood working, beekeeping, tennis, fishing @LakeCachuma, and playing the harmonica.

George is survived by his wife of 61 years Diane; children Diane Greenwood, George {Traci} and Grandchildren, Darren Hitchman, Corinna Hitchman, David Bunson and Kathy {Tristin] Stromberg.  A family memorial will be held in San Diego in December.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to ALZ Santa Barbara or Assisted Hospice Care in George’s memory.


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