William Kuhn Sr.
William C. Kuhn Sr., 94, of Hummelstown, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Born November 28, 1920, in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late George S. and Clara M. Shipe Kuhn, and was also preceded in death by his brother G. Irvin Kuhn.
Retired from Fort Monmouth Army Base, New Jersey, he was a former employee of Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown. He was a member of Hummelstown United Church of Christ for over 60 years, where he was an elder, deacon and chairman of the building and grounds committee. A member of Abraham C. Treichler Lodge #682 F. & A.M., he also belonged to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Harrisburg Forest #43, Society of American Magicians, International Brotherhood of Magicians, Hummelstown V.F.W. #1687, and Disabled American Veterans Hershey Chapter #48.
He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Hummelstown Lions Club, where he was former president and in charge of the hospital equipment. A United States Army veteran of World War II, he served in the 157th Infantry 45th Division and was a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient. Bill was a volunteer at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and assisted in founding the Elder Express in Hummelstown.
Surviving is his wife of 72 years Mary E. Nunemacher Kuhn; children William C. Kuhn, Jr. and wife Suzanne of Cornwall, and Susan M. Bjorge and husband Michael Librandi of Swatara Township; grandchildren Brian C. Kuhn, Kjell C. Bjorge and MaryEllen Parmer; and great-grandchildren Sarah R. Parmer, Clara R. Kuhn, and Eliza M. Kuhn.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at his church, 104 East Main St., Hummelstown, preceded by a viewing beginning at 1 p.m.
Interment, with military honors, will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.
A Masonic service will be held at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Military Order of the Purple Heart, Tri-County Chapter, 232 East Main St., Palmyra, PA 17078, or to Abraham C. Triechler Lodge #682; 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
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