Thomas Kunkel, Jr., 53 – USAF Veteran, Served in Operation Desert Storm
Thomas Nathan Kunkel, Jr., 53, of Orwigsburg, passed away Wednesday, October 6th, at home.
Born in Pottsville on July 18, 1968, he was a son of Thomas N. Kunkel, Sr. & Gail Marie (Stump) Kunkel, of Orwigsburg.
Tom was a 1986 graduate of Blue Mountain High School. He earned an associates degree in marketing and management from McCann School of Business and Technology.
He served in the U.S. Air Force, as well as the PA Air National Guard. Tom was deployed during Operation Desert Storm.
He was currently employed as a territory manager for Praxair.
Tom was a Free & Accepted Mason with the Schuylkill Lodge #138; he belonged to the Rainbow Gun Club, and served on the West Brunswick Township Zoning Commission. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast.
In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his wife, Ginger G. (Williamson) Kunkel, two sons: Jarrod Nathan Kunkel, husband of Alisha Shire, of Cressona; & Nicholas Shane Kunkel, fiance of Bradlee Mix, of Orwigsburg; and a daughter, Alexa Jade Kunkel, of Orwigsburg. He is also survived by a grandson, Icarus Nathan Kunkel, & cousin, Pam Kalyan, Friedensburg.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted Tuesday, October 12th at 11 a.m. at Ebling -Stabingas Funeral Home, 26 Chestnut Street, Cressona. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Interment will be privately held at the convenience of the family.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Captain Jason B. Jones Memorial Foundation.
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