Thursday, June 10, 2021, 4:00-8:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA
Lion's Club Necrology Service will be held at 8:00pm
Burial will be private in Park Lawn Cemetery, where
Jamestown Veteran's Honor Guard will render
William N. Kunkel, age 90, of S. Maysville Rd., Greenville, passed away Monday afternoon, June 7, 2021 in The Grove at Greenville.
He was born in McKeesport, PA on December 26, 1930 a son of William Horace and Helen Mae (Harbert) Kunkel. He was a 1949 graduate of Duquesne High School and in 1957 received a bachelor of science degree in education from Slippery Rock University. He was a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War.
On June 9, 1962 Bill married the former Charlene L. Carr, she survives. He was employed as a math teacher at Jamestown High School for 28 years where he was the basketball coach, he also was a Park Ranger at Pymatuning State Park for 19 years. He was a member of Temple Beth Israel in Sharon, PA. Bill was a member of the Jamestown Lion's Club for 56 years and the Harmoninca Aires for 25 years.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Ohle and her husband Doug of Greenville; two sons, W. Tedd Kunkel and his wife Karen of Greenville, Nicholas C. Kunkel and his wife Gina of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; six grandchildren, Manda Darling and her husband Jeff of Sharpsville, Adam McDowell and his wife Priscilla of Sharpsville, Molly Kapp and her husband Brady of Marble, PA, Teddy Kunkel of Greenville, Karina Kunkel of Jamestown, and Hannah Kunkel of Greenville and three great grandson, Dylan Quade, Maxx Darling, and Preston McDowell. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Judy Hobbs, and a brother Robert Kunkel.
Memorials may be made to Jamestown Lion's Club, 404 Jackson St., Jamestown, PA 16134 or Wounded Warrior Project, 2200 Space Park Dr., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77058.
So very sorry for your loss. My mom ,my husband & myself all had him for a wonderful teacher at Jamestown School .He will be sadly missed .
When it’s been 36 years since you have been in his classroom and tears are rolling down your face, you know that he was a great teacher and mentor. So many memories that were buried deep are surfacing now. I pray that I have had the impact that he had on so many students. Currently, our school district is having a workshop on building relationships, he knew how to do it 36 years ago. RIP Mr. Kunkel
So sad. My deepest condolences fron me and my family. He was one of the best teachers I ever had. Prayers and hugs to the family. God bless you.
Mr. Kunkel was a good teacher. And in our senior year, he was our class (1971) advisor. He was one of the chaperones ( Mrs Unger the girls one) on our senior trip to D. C.
He was of imposing height, especially to this short girl. My parents took us kids to the same church as Mr. Kunkel and we sat across the aisle from Charlene and Bill.
Over the years he taught us Algebras, geometry and Trigonometry. In our senior year in algebra 3 (or was it trig?) Anyhow, he left the room on this day after passing out the pop quiz. One of the guys stuck a fake plastic vomit under his text book that’d been left open upside down on Bill’s desk. He strolled back in a while after we’d finished the quiz, picked up his book. That’s when I finally saw his wonderful sense of humor when he looked at the vomit, then got a strange look on his face (to me anyway) and by then we were all trying not to laugh. And he said “I’ll take the big chunks and you take the small ones and I ‘ll get it finished before you.” .
Thank you for the memories Mr. Kunkel. You will be remembered for your excellent spirit. Shalom.
To his family, Charlene especially his legacy will live on and his spirit will be in your hearts. May God give you comfort and peace. Blessings to you all.
What a wonderful man. I was fortunate enough to have Bill as a teacher and a coach. But most importantly, Bill was my friend. I think of my playing days with him with great happiness and it is not possible to measure the impact he had on so many students, players and community members. He always offered great support and wisdom. Bill will be greatly missed but lives on in all of the people who he encountered over the years.
Big Bill, didn’t say a lot, but when he did, people listened. Good math teacher, good BB coach and good mentor. Intimidating but kind….may he RIP and prayers and condolences for the Kunkel family….
Love and prayers to Uncle Bill and his family. I will hold onto wonderful childhood memories, his sense of humor, and knowing my daddy’s happy to reunite with his brother. I wish I could be with all of you. God bless.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Charlene and her family. Bill will be missed by so many of us that knew him both as teacher and friend. RIP Bill, you will always be a part of our lives.