Gerald Kunz



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Greece: Sunday, November 15, 2009. Predeceased by his brother, Charles Kunz; sister, Lucile Kunz; grandson, Shawn McGivern. Survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Elizabeth M. Kunz; son, Thomas G. (Linda) Kunz; daughters, Jerilyn (Mike) McGivern, Elaine (Thomas) Sullivan; grandchildren, Elizabeth McGivern, Marimartha (Michael) Matthews, Kevin (Katherine) McGivern, Ethan (Jennifer) Sullivan, Brett Sullivan, Claire (Paul) Zukauskas, Lia (Matthew) Buckert, Daniel Kunz; great-grandchildren, Sara, Shawn, Rachel, Jack, Colin, Ryan, Robert, Breena, Ava; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Gerald graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He enjoyed bird watching, woodworking and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday 4-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 9:30 AM at St. Mark’s Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shawn McGivern ’86 Memorial Scholarship Fund in his memory. The family wishes to have Masses offered in Gerald’s name. For more information or to sign Gerald’s guestbook, please visit


  1. Kathleen Eyer Schwartz on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Aunt Betty and family,May the lord be with you in your time of sorrow Uncle Jerry loved the lord he has special place in heaven.He was a wonderful man and outstanding father grandfather and husband.You are all in my thoughts and prayers God Bless Kathy

  2. Nancy Langmeyer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I second Patty’s sentiments…one of the kindest people I’ve ever met…and very lucky to call him Uncle Jerry! I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. I am sorry I will not be there to celebrate his wonderful life! My thoughts are with you, Aunt Betty, and family. Love, Nancy

  3. Alison and Gordon Douglas on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time as you prepare your dad for his journey home. He will be among your angels in heaven.

  4. John Schmitt on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Kunz family ‘ Mrs. Kunz, Tom, Jerilyn, Elaine – Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Mr. Kunz. Always in awe of his intellect, his humor and his kindness, it was how he tirelessly indulged your friends (like me) that endeared him to all of us. Mr. Kunz was a joy and an inspiration. A life well lived is a profound loss nevertheless. John & Judy Schmitt.

  5. James Folwell on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Kunz family, My deepest sympathy on your loss . May God give you strenght during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Patty Neary Glover on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Kunz family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of ‘Uncle Jerry’, my godfather. What a wonderful man he was and what a wonderful sense of humor. I have many memories of years ago when our families spent so much time together. He was the kindest man I have ever known. Our prayers are offered for him and for the Kunz family and may God bless Uncle Jerry forever. Lee and Patty Glover

  7. Therese Young Zona on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Kunz Family: My deepest sympathy in the loss of one so special. You have all been so fortunate to have had him to share for so many years. What great times we all had growing up with such wonderful parents. I am thankful for the memories of Genesee Park Blvd. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tesie Young Zona

  8. Maryann and Gene Kiely on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We send our deepest sympathy to all the members of the Kunz family. ‘Papa’ was a dear and loving gentleman – we always enjoyed his company and know our grandchildren will miss him greatly. May our Lord comfort you with the many wonderful memories of him. With sincere regards, Maryann and Gene Kiely

  9. David Thomas on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You all were blessed to have this good man in your lives.

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