Delco paramedic, 33, dies from COVID-19

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 33-year-old paramedic has died from COVID-19 — the first essential health care worker in Delaware County to succumb to the virus.

Kevin Bundy died Sunday after several days in the hospital.

He was a paramedic for three years with Mercy Fitzgerald, and part-time with Crozer-Keystone Emergency Services.

His coworkers remembered him for his smile and his dedication to his job.

Delaware County Emergency Health Services Council President Bruce Egan was Bundy’s lead instructor in paramedic school.

“He was serious when he needed to be, but you could tell he loved his job and he had a lot of fun at it,” he said.

Egan said Bundy especially enjoyed the family-like nature of first responders and health care providers. 

“He really did enjoy those interactions with the other paramedics, EMTs, nurses and docs, ‘cause you could tell he was really happy,” he added.

Egan said he’ll try to pass on Bundy’s charismatic smile, as they continue to respond to 911 calls.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 27 called Bundy a “true hero” on the frontlines of this pandemic.

“There’s an old saying of, ‘We’ll take it from here.’ And we indeed will take it from here Kev,” Egan said. “We were there before COVID-19, the paramedics and EMTs will be there during it, and we’ll be there afterward. We stick together and we help each other out.”