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Schuylkill County Obituaries

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.

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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.

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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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