The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

March 24, 2013

Charles W. Kunkle Jr.

WESTMONT — KUNKLE – Charles W. Jr., 99, Westmont, died March 23, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.  He was born Feb. 6, 1914, son of the late Charles W. Sr. and Maud (Boyer) Kunkle, on Sherman Street in Kernville, of which he was very proud. He was preceded in death by brother, Craig B. Kunkle; sister-in law, Ann Kunkle; sisters, Mary Lois Kunkle and Carlyn Price; and brother-in-law, William V. Price.  Survived by loving wife of 75 years, former Dorothy Gray; son, Kim, married to the former, Cindy Klym, Johnstown; and grandchildren, Lindsay Kunkle, Durham, N.C., and Kyle Charles Kunkle, Johnstown. Also survived by sister-in-law, Barbara Kunkle; nephews, Craig B. Kunkle Jr., and wife, Marlette, and Robert Kunkle, all of Florida; and William V. Price, and wife, Vicki, Johnstown; and niece, Connie Price, Indianapolis.  Kunk was a graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School, Blair Academy and Duke University, where he was captain of the basketball team. He also was given an honorary doctorate degree from St. Francis University.  He was night fighter director officer with Night Air Group 41 in World War II aboard the USS Independence, the world’s first night aircraft carrier, and was awarded the Legion of Merit while in combat in the South Pacific.  Kunk was founder and chairman of Laurel Holdings Inc. and Laurel Management Co., as well as founder of Laurel Technologies Inc. and vice president of Johnstown Water Co. and the Manufacturers Water Co., 1955 to 1964.  He was chairman of the Cambria County War Memorial Corp., 1948 to 1951; the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 1968 to 1979; Johnstown Area Regional Industries, 1973 to 1985, when Metropolitan Life Insurance and Abex Wheel Plant opened operations in Johnstown; and a board member of Johnstown Savings Bank for 34 years and of Conemaugh Memorial Hospital for 36 years. He also was president of the Johnstown Jets, 1949 to 1952, and served on the United States Olympic Hockey Committee in 1964 and 1968. Kunk was the Johnstown City Tennis Champion, a 10 time Sunnehanna Country Club Golf Champion, a five time participant in the United States Amateur Golf Championship and played in the 1956 Masters. He was instrumental in the founding of the Sunnehanna Amateur. Kunk was a member of Westmont Presbyterian Church.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the George F. Wheeling Education Athletic Fund, c/o Community Foundations for the Alleghenies, 116 Market St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901.  (ptbmortuary.com)

 

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