Condolences & Tributes
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I'm so sad to hear that Hank has passed. He was the greatest swim coach I ever had, and a big part of my fondest memories of high school. Lots of love to the family.
Laurie (Hander) Castleberry - Sunday October 21, 2018 via Condolence Message
I was very saddened to hear the news of Mr. Buntin's passing. He was my teacher at NPHS and he was the best ever! I will remember him fondly. My sincere condolences to the family.
Helga Merabi Sotoodeh - Sunday October 21, 2018 via Memorial Candle
Sincerest prayers and condolences to the Buntin family; I'll always remember Mr. Buntin as not just a tough teacher who commanded respect, but someone with a soft side who treated everybody fairly and with kindness. A long time co-worker and friend to the Duttenhofer family, we all consider ourselves lucky and most fortunate to have known him.
Rick Duttenhofer - Monday October 15, 2018 via Condolence Message
Hank was a very special gentleman. He was an inspiration to my son, Jon, who still is swimming every day at the ripe old age of 35. He was patient, kind, gentle, and was able to manage his swimmers, their parents, parent's friends, etc. etc. with dignity and grace. I will always remember when Jon moved up to be a 9-10 year older swimmer. He panicked in the car, and said, I can't be anything but an 8 and under swimmer. He would not get out of the car. I went into the YMCA and told Hank. He simply said, "I'll take care of it." Within a few minuted Hank and Jon walked into the "Y" both smiling, and hand in hand. That was it. Jon had become a swimmer for life, and Hank held a special place in my heart forever.
Barbara Rick (Feder) - Monday October 15, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dear Linda, Ed and family - my sincere condolences for your loss.
susan welsh - Monday October 15, 2018 via Condolence Message
I am so sorry to hear of Hank's passing. He was an inspiration to us all. I am sending you a big hug and my thoughts and prayers. Love, Katie Nock Connolly
Katie Connolly - Monday October 15, 2018 via Heartfelt Sympathies
We grieve the passing of Hank....He will always be remembered..Man have many sides of personalities..but with Hank he always managed to show his good side. God Bless his Soul!
Mr. & Mrs Theodore P. Colterelli - Sunday October 14, 2018 via Memorial Candle
To Rachel and the Buntin family, we are so sorry for your loss. Hank was loved by many and touched the lives of so many young people that he taught and coached. May happy memories of Hank help get you through this difficult time.
MaryLou and Joe Yocco - Sunday October 14, 2018 via Condolence Message
Our deepest sympathy to Rachel and the family - it has been an incredible journey for Hank and everyone who has been touched along the way! He will be deeply missed!
Paul & Joan Figlar - Saturday October 13, 2018 via Condolence Message
During this time of grieving, we send love and prayers from our hearts to yours. Hank will be missed on deck!
With love and gratitude,
The Berkeley Aquatic Club
Berkeley Aquatic Club - Saturday October 13, 2018 via Heartfelt Sympathies