Rev. Timothy Shea Bunch

September 9, 1952 - June 14, 2021

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BUNCH, Timothy Shea (Reverend): age 68, beloved son of the late Jess and Patricia (Shea); loving brother of Sally Hill (the late Victor Hall); Susan Heimkreiter; Stephen (Kathy); the late Michael (Marilyn); Nicholas (Kathy); Patricia Becker (Wayne); Karen Perdrix (Roger); the late Teresa Powell (Kevin); Mary Junker (the late Robert); Katie Sheanshang (James); Devoted Uncle to many, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Father Bunch was ordained by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 1979.  He served the diocese in many parishes throughout his life, including Little Flower, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Vivian, St. James of the Valley, St. Andrew and then as pastor at St. Michael the Archangel (Ft. Loramie), St. Peter in Chains (Hamilton), and then at St. Saviour/St. John (Cincinnati). His highest aspiration was to serve as a parish priest and to care for those in his charge.  For over 40 years he did just that.  He touched the lives of thousands of people and asked for nothing in return. Reception of the Body at 5 p.m. at St. Saviour Church, 4136 Myrtle Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45236 on Thursday, June 17, 2021, followed by visitation at the Church until 8pm.  Additional visitation will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Saviour Parish or Roger Bacon High School. Condolences at


Jason Fisher - Jun 18, 2021
My condolences to the Bunch family on the solemn occasion of the passing of their Brother and to the many in Cincinnati who were positively influenced by Fr. Tim’s decades of selfless service. Fr. Tim officiated my marriage and I had the opportunity to see him occasionally afterwards. He always exuded a quiet calm and welcoming smile that undoubtedly served him well during the countless services and innumerable hours of counsel he provided during his priesthood. Fr. Tim served as an exemplar of servitude and an admirable life, well-lived. I am fortunate to have known him and, while mourning his passing, celebrate his life and contributions to his family and his community. Rest In Peace with a Smile Father Tim.
Bro. Julian Lane, CFP - Jun 17, 2021
My sincere condolences and prayers to Fr. Timothy's family. It was a privilege to have worked with Fr. Bunch when living in Hamilton, OH. When I would return from taking Communion to Fort Hamilton Hospital and tell Father that there was a patient that wished the Sacrament of the Sick, he would drop whatever he was doing and head right over to the hospital. I always admired him for his caring. We continued to exchange Christmas cards until a couple years ago and I lost touch with this wonderful man and priest of God. R.I.P.
mary lu williams - Jun 17, 2021
He was a wonderful person and priest. He served St Peters in Hamilton so well. Rest in Peace. A great loss for the Church.
Richard C Young - Jun 17, 2021
PRAYERS and CONDOLENCES to his family 🙏🙏🙏🙏 Father Tim was always very caring and friendly.Felt great talking to him 🤗RIP🙏🙏🙏🙏One who cares 🤗
Cathy Gerrety - Jun 17, 2021
Fr. Tim was a good priest. You have my sympathy and prayers.
Margie Schmitz and Ron Shaw - Jun 16, 2021
Mary and the entire Bunch family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Fr. Tim. We will never forget the kindness he showed to us when we had a family member dying. Even though this person wasn't a member of the parish, Fr. Tim came out to UC West Chester to provide the last sacraments and presided over the funeral at St. Saviour and the burial at St. Mary's in St. Bernard. Praying for all of you as you grieve this enormous loss. Margie (McAuley '79) "Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?" -- Clarence Oddbody, Angel 2nd Class - "It's a Wonderful Life"
Julie Shaw - Jun 15, 2021
Karen and family - prayers and love for all of you as you lay this chapter for your family to rest. May sadness fade to good memories over time. I am certain there are many!
Larry DeGuire - Jun 15, 2021
Fr Tim and I grew up together and lived only about a block away. We also graduated from Roger Bacon high school together. He was my closest friend through high school. My friendship with Tim made me a better person because Tim’s decency, honesty, empathy, and high character rubbed off on me. When I think about my decisions as a father, husband, and grandfather, I often think of my parents but I also think about my friendship with Tim and the qualities he lived every day. Tim will be so missed by so many people whose lives he touched.
Doyle Family - Jun 15, 2021
Fr. Tim was such a wonderful priest and parish leader. He helped create a sense of family in our little church community. I think my granddaughter's may have been his first baptism at St. Saviour, and my daughter loved serving for him at weekly Mass. Nick, Kathy and John, we will be unable to be with you physically as you celebrate this marvelous life, but know that we will be there in spirit.
Kathy Beer - Jun 15, 2021
He served us all at St. Peter in Hamilton and was such a wonderful priest and friend. May he now rest in peace.