Harry E. Kuhn

  • Born: January 26, 1920
  • Died: September 18, 2009
  • Location: Quincy, Pennsylvania


50 S Broad Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268

Tel. (717) 762-2811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Harry E. Kuhn, 89, of 903-A Wesley Drive, Quincy, PA, and formerly of 3788 Clubhouse Drive, Fayetteville, PA, died at 4: 46 A.M., Friday, September 18, 2009 in Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA. Born January 26, 1920 in Zullinger, PA, he was the son of the late Albert C. and Sarah C. (Copenhaver) Kuhn. Mr. Kuhn was a graduate of Waynesboro High School with the Class of 1938. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He and his first wife, Mrs. Lillian G. (Peters) Kuhn, were married December 26, 1942 in Winchester, VA. She died September 9, 1988. He and his second wife, Mrs. Dorothy R. "Dot" (Reachard) Funk Kuhn, were married August 31, 1990 in the First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, PA. They had lived at their present residence since 2003. Mr. Kuhn was employed as a draftsman at Landis Tool Company and Frick Company, both of Waynesboro. Prior to his retirement on July 15, 1983, he was employed as a postal clerk for the Waynesboro Post Office. He was a member of Otterbein Church, Waynesboro, Quincy Care Auxiliary, Quincy Railroad Club and Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15, Waynesboro. He was a former member of Eagles Club, Inc., B.P.O. Elks Lodge #731, William Max McLaughlin VFW Post # 695 and Waynesboro Studio Club, Pen Mar Dance Club where he was a charter member, 9 & 90 Dance Club, Penn National Homeowners Association and national AARP. He also served on the Board of Directors for Waynesboro Welfare for nine years. In addition to his second wife, he is survived by one daughter, Sharon L. Finafrock of Waynesboro; one son, Brian E. Kuhn of Poquoson, VA; one step-daughter, Susan M. Bartles of Waynesboro; four step-sons, J. Gregory Funk of Chambersburg, P. Jeffrey Funk of Waynesboro, Thomas A. Funk of Lancaster, PA and Douglas P. Funk of Finksburg, MD; four grandchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Mentzer and Alma Frantz, both of Waynesboro; one brother, Charles L. Kuhn of Marietta, GA; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred L. Kuhn and Margie Herr; and one brother, Ralph E. Kuhn. Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Monday, September 21, 2009 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 South Broad Street, Waynesboro, with Pastor John Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, with military graveside honors conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post #1599, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M., Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 310, Mont Alto, PA 17237 or Mont Alto Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 491, Mont Alto, PA 17237 or American Cancer Society, Franklin and Fulton County Unit, 384 Floral Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr. Kuhn, I am still trying to get together for dinner with Sharon & Bill to celebrate your life - sorry it is taking us 3 yrs to accomplish this, not becasue we are hesitant but because you raised a daughter & her friend to be very busy gals, even in our late 60's. You were a fine example to us & I am glad I was able to be there on many visits to brighten your last yrs on earth. I anted to be there for your grand send off & will be forever mad that you were taken to heaven just as I was getting back from KY & didn't see the newspaper...mad, mad, mad! I wanted to be thre for you. Mary

Posted by Mary McGarity - Wbo, PA   June 29, 2012

Some of my earliest memories are of next door neighbors Harry and Lillian, and of Sharon and Brian. The Kuhns later moved a few blocks down the street to 710 West Main Street, the house on the hill. Martha, Michael and I spent countless hours playing with Sharon and Brian and enjoying the company and guidance of their parents. Harry was always willing and eager to share his time with us, take us places in his Chevy Belair, etc. After Lillian's untimely death, Harry later married my Aunt Dot, so we were all able to remain close over the years. He was truly a fine, generous man who will be missed by all.

Posted by Miriam (Peters) Ford - Loveland, CO   October 23, 2009

Mr. Kuhn, I was devastated to read of your passage to heaven on this webpage - I didn't get to say good-bye or be with you on your final journey - I am so glad I saw you ony a few days before your departure and for all the visits we've had over the past few yrs at Quincy. You were a 2nd father to me since 1st grade & you gave of your time & energy to drive us back/forth to SMGH rain, snow, fog - you were always there for me as much as for Sharon & the boys - I will miss you Mr. Kuhn - say hi to my Mom & Dad up there....Mary

Posted by Mary McGarity - Waynesboro, PA   September 29, 2009

I'll always remember seeing 'Pop' in the stands at our high school basketball games. We were sad to hear of his passing.

Posted by Brad, Jenn, & Mackenzie Shockey - Etters, PA   September 21, 2009


Posted by Carl J. Finafrock - FALLING WATERS, WV   September 21, 2009

Sharon, so sorry to hear of your dad's death. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.God bless you. The Lord will see you through your time of grief. Always, Virginia and John

Posted by Virginia (Reiter) Miller - Hagerstown, MD   September 21, 2009

I was so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. He was a wonderful man and a real gentleman. I will miss seeing him when I visit. May he rest in peace. I will offer prayers for all of you.

Posted by Barb Funk Smith - Fort Mill, SC   September 21, 2009

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we felt upon hearing the news concerning Uncle Harry. We will cherish the memories of the wonderful times we spent together as family. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Byron & Barbara Kuhn - Panama City, FL   September 20, 2009

Very sorry to hear the news about Mr. Kuhn. All of our thoughts have been with his entire family. I was married to one of his Step-Granddaughters for 18 years, Harry was never anything but kind and thoughtful for all the time I knew him. I know he will be missed greatly.

Posted by Tavis, Ashley, Autumn, River Willingham - Williamsport, MD   September 20, 2009

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Gary, Pam & Jeff Klipp - Frederick, MD   September 19, 2009

You will be missed by all that got to know you. We will treasure the painting that you gave Leah and I and think of you every time we look at it. Th kids still talk about the fun they had working with you in the yard when you had them help you built the fish pond at the other house.

Posted by Jon Gregory Funk - Chambersburg, PA   September 18, 2009