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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.WillliamKuhnSr7-22WEBpj

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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