Obituaries

Peter Henry Kuntz


May 8, 1928 - January 18, 2022

KUNTZ, Peter Henry, a lifelong and widely admired Daytonian, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on January 18, 2022. “Pete” was born on May 8, 1928 to Martin and Isabel (McGrath) Kuntz. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Marjorie Jean (Caporal) Kuntz; his sisters Marianna and Isabel and his brother Martin Jr. Pete is survived by his brother-in-law Robert Caporal (Marge); his six children—Paula Killian (Robert), Jane Kuntz (Richard Powers), Molly Fraker (Harrison), Peter Kuntz (Lori Kleinerman), Ellen Quinttus (Richard); Marjorie “Midge” Wegener (Mark); twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pete and Marge met in high school, he attending Chaminade and she Julienne. They both completed their undergraduate degrees at University of Dayton and were married in 1950. Pete was employed in various capacities at PK Lumber Company, the Dayton-based family business founded by his grandfather Peter H. Kuntz. The company was sold to Michigan-based Erb Lumber Company in 1986, and Pete retired in 1989. Pete and Marge began their life together in Springfield, Ohio after which they moved to Dayton View for five years before building their family home in Kettering in 1960. They lived there until 2016, when they moved to One Lincoln Park in Kettering. Devout Catholics, Pete and Marge were members of St. Albert the Great Church. Pete worked on the “Seeds of Growth” campaign to raise funds for urban schools in Dayton. Pete served on several boards during his career, including Mercy Siena Woods Nursing Home, Miami Valley Catholic Education Council, Ohio Lumbermen’s Association, The Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center, and Human Race Theater Company. He was a member of the Dayton Rotary Club and served on two charitable foundation boards—the Kuntz Foundation (President) and the Louise Kramer Foundation. He received the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference. An active and grateful alumnus, Pete served on the University of Dayton Board of Trustees, including a distinguished term as President. He subsequently chaired a highly successful capital campaign for the University. In related service, he was a trustee of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges. Pete received alumni awards from University of Dayton and Chaminade and was named an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by University of Dayton. As a member of Moraine Country Club for many years, Pete enjoyed his second great love—the game of golf. Pete and Marge together enjoyed attending live theater productions and demonstrated their own acting chops as members of the Hamlet Theater Group. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Hospice of Dayton. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2022 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, Ohio 45429, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Albert the Great Church, The Christ Child Society of Dayton, Chaminade-Julienne High School or a charity of your choice. married in 1950. After living in Dayton View for five years, they ultimately built their family home on Westbury Road in Kettering. They lived there until 2015, when they moved to One Lincoln Park. Marge’s greatest joy was raising her six children and seeing them grow and prosper. She was an avid reader, and also loved her flower garden and abundant red raspberry bushes. She got enormous pleasure volunteering for many years at the Kettering Hospital Gift Shop, where she was recognized for over 5,000 hours of service. She also was a life member of the Christ Child Society, a member of Hamlet Theater Group and past member of Moraine Country Club. The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, Ohio 45429, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Final resting place, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Albert the Great Church, The Christ Child Society of Dayton, Chaminade-Julienne High School, or a charity of your choice.а

Marjorie Jean (Caporal) Kuntz

Nov.23, 1927 - May 20, 2021

KUNTZ, Marjorie Jean (Caporal), a lifelong Daytonian, passed away peacefully in her home on May 20, 2021. Marge was born on November 23, 1927 in Endicott, New York to George Sr. and Mary Caporal. She moved with her parents and siblings to Dayton as an infant. She was preceded in death by her brother George and sister Dorothy Recker (Bob). Marjorie is survived by her loving spouse of 72 years, Peter H. Kuntz; her brother Robert Caporal (Marge); her six children—Paula (Robert) Killian; Jane Kuntz (Richard Powers); Molly Fraker (Harrison); Peter H. Kuntz, Jr. (Lori); Ellen Quinttus (Richard); Marjorie (Midge) Wegener (Mark); twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Marge and Pete met in high school, where she attended Julienne and he Chaminade. They both completed their undergraduate degrees at University of Dayton and were then married in 1950. After living in Dayton View for five years, they ultimately built their family home on Westbury Road in Kettering. They lived there until 2015, when they moved to One Lincoln Park. Marge’s greatest joy was raising her six children and seeing them grow and prosper. She was an avid reader, and also loved her flower garden and abundant red raspberry bushes. She got enormous pleasure volunteering for many years at the Kettering Hospital Gift Shop, where she was recognized for over 5,000 hours of service. She also was a life member of the Christ Child Society, a member of Hamlet Theater Group and past member of Moraine Country Club. The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, Ohio 45429, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Final resting place, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Albert the Great Church, The Christ Child Society of Dayton, Chaminade-Julienne High School, or a charity of your choice.а


Katherine Ewing Kuntz

February 19, 1980 - January 27, 2021


atherine (Katie) Ewing Kuntz, age 40, of Kettering, passed away on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 after a three year battle with brain cancer. Katie was born on February 19th, 1980 to Carol and George Kuntz. She attended Alter High School followed by the University of Dayton for her undergraduate and earned her J.D. from the Univ. of Dayton School of Law. Katie was a valued employee of Lexis Nexis where she won many awards and trips. During her 40 years of life, she touched the lives of everyone who knew her.

Katie fought for those who didn’t have a voice; she started fostering pit bulls and any other dog that needed a forever home. This gave Katie so much joy and was one of her greatest passions. Her goal had always been to fight to make way for change. She educated others to not sweat the small stuff, and always stand for what you believe in. She was an idol to her youngest sister, Megan, and a best friend to her sister, Molly. She was an absolute treasure to her parents, who were always her biggest cheerleaders and supporters during the good and difficult times.

Katie loved Bethany Beach, DE, yoga, music, shopping, Balenciaga purses, shoes, horses, travel, Swedish fish candy and black licorice and books. She supported the arts, always made time for her nieces and nephew, and always had a love for fashion. Katie enjoyed a glass of red wine every night, and loved dining at the Oakwood Club, her favorite restaurant, with family or friends.

As a light to our world that burned so brightly for 40 years, her spirit will continue to light this earth that has lost her. Katie Kuntz is survived by her parents, Carol and George Kuntz; her sisters, Molly Vincze (Andrew) and Megan Kuntz; her nieces, Avery and Emma Vincze and nephew, Louie Vincze, her dog Tanner, beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and countless dear friends and co-workers who will continue to share their stories and wisdom from the very person they learned from. Katie, the love you have given us has no boundaries. We love you.

A special thank you to Chris Kuntz, cousin, who was always there for Katie and will be Tanner’s human going forward and also to Hospice of Dayton for the incredible gift they give their patients and families.

Donations in Katie’s memory can be made to Wonder Dogs, Katie’s passion:

3108 Swartzel Rd., Farmersville, Oh 45325, EIN 82-1934382, 501(c)(3)

or The Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

Due to Covid, a service for Katie and a Celebration of Katie’s life will be held during the spring. Updates will be made to family and friends.

Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Patricia Ewing Kuntz

August 9, 1921 - February 3, 2020

KUNTZ, Patricia Ewing, aka Patty or Grammy, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Brookdale of Oakwood. Our mother was blessed with 98 years of Love and Family and she will be forever missed. Mom was a life long Dayton resident who attended Julienne High School and the College of Mount St. Joseph with her sister Dottie Sherman. She valued her education and passed that spark on to her four children. Mom cherished her rich family history, much of it with roots in Lancaster, Ohio. She loved books, gardening, birds and butterflies. She enjoyed ski trips to Otsego Ski Club in Gaylord, Michigan, trips to Cape Cod, family vacations to Avalon, New Jersey and their beach front condo on Singer Island. Mom loved their “Supper Club” and highly valued all of her great friendships. She made the very best tomato aspic, had a great sense of humor and a strong sense of family. She was looking forward to being reunited with Marty. Mom was preceded in death by her loving husband, Martin Kuntz and her brother Thomas Ewing. Those who are left to cherish her memory are her sister, Dot Sherman, children, MaryPat Marques (John), Marty Kuntz (Rose), Dottie Sullivan (Chick) and George Kuntz (Carol). Her beloved grandchildren Greg Marques, Chris Marques, Paul Marques, Chris Kuntz, Michael Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Beth Ringer, Katie Kuntz, Molly Vincze and Megan Kuntz. Great grand-children include Nathan Marques, Hannah Sullivan, Sophie Ringer, Isabella Marques, Grant Marques, Grayson Ringer, Avery Vincze, Emma Vincze and Louie Vincze as well as many nieces and nephews. Our family wishes to thank Brookdale of Oakwood, who gave Mom great care, Hospice of Dayton and Dr. Kurt Fleagle who enabled Mom to reach 98. Funeral service to be held at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Dayton Foundation in memory of Patricia Kuntz. We will never forget you, Mom!а

Isabel Kuntz Schaeffer

January 23, 1920 - August 22, 2014


SCHAEFFER, Isabel K. age 94 passed away Friday August 22, 2014 at Walnut Creek Nursing Home. She was born January 23, 1920 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Martin and Isabel Kuntz. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Schaeffer, her sister Marianna Brown and brother Martin Kuntz. She is survived by her brother Peter H. Kuntz (Marge), her daughters Lucia Kunst (Jeff) of Dayton, Diane Fisher (Hart) of Bradenton, Florida, and sons, Matt Schaeffer of Clearwater, Florida, Mark Schaeffer (Karen) of Lebanon, 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; Paula Schaeffer and Patty Kuntz; and many nieces and nephews. "Izzy" graduated from Oakwood High School and Georgian Court University, New Jersey. She was a member of Holy Angels Church, Oakwood Register, Junior League of Dayton and Sugar Valley Country Club. She was an avid sportswoman and private pilot in the early sixty's. She loved golf, bridge, mahjong and her book club. Izzy worked many years as a volunteer at Maria Joseph Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Vincent DePaul . Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am Friday September 5, 2014 at Holy Angels Catholic Church 218 K Street Dayton, Ohio 45409. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.


Rosemary (Kuntz) Huston

January 25, 1908 -аJune 29, 2014

HUSTON Rosemary K. passed away June 29, 2014. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, on January 25, 1908. The daughter of John J. Kuntz and Rose Barlow, she was raised in San Antonio, Texas, made her debut there, and was Queen of the Order of the Alamo in 1930. She was a Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Texas and a 50 year member of the Moraine CC in Dayton, Ohio. Although Dayton was always home, she and her husband also lived in Bronxville, NY, Wynnewood, PA, and Kansas City, MO. Until her death, she was the oldest living alumna of the University of Texas at Austin, and one of the few women in the class of 1928. A life-long volunteer with the Junior League, she served on the Board of Education in Yonkers, N.Y., and worked with inmates at Sing-Sing Prison also during her New York years. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Huston, who died in 1972, and her son Robert, Jr. who died in infancy, along with most of her bridge groups. She was the oldest living member of the Peter Kuntz, Sr. family and is survived by sons Ed (Jane) and John (Kathy); grandchildren Brian (Chrissy), Brady (Becky), and Sara (Michael Herford); 9 great Grandchildren; and hundreds of nieces, nephews, and cousins – after all, she was a Kuntz. The family will receive friends at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 3033 Far Hills Ave. Kettering, Ohio from 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon on Monday, July 7, 2014. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.


Martin Kuntz


October 14, 1921 - January 23, 2013

KUNTZ, Martin C. age 91, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Miami Valley Hospital with his loving family by his side. Martin was born in Dayton on October 14, 1921 to parents Isabel and Martin Kuntz, grew up at 111 W. Thruston, and was a member of Holy Angels Parish. He attended Oakwood High School, Georgetown Prep, Notre Dame, and ended his studies at University of Dayton, prior to joining the Army Air Corps. He was a B-24 pilot with the 10th Air Force in the China, Burma, India Theater. Upon his return, he went to work for his family's business which was the Peter Kuntz Co. He ended his career as president upon the sale of the company in 1986. Martin was an avid skier, tennis player and nationally ranked in squash, because of these pursuits, he earned the name of "Sport" by his grandchildren. He leaves to cherish his memory his beautiful bride of 69 yrs., Patricia (Ewing); his sons, Mick Kuntz (Rose) and George Kuntz (Carol); his daughters, Mary Pat Marques (John) and Dottie Sullivan (Chick). He also leaves 10 precious grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Peter and a sister, Izzy Schaeffer. Private interment Family Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the The Kuntz Foundation. 500 Kettering Tower, Dayton, OH 45423аа а



Edward J. Kuntz Jr


Edward J. Kuntz Jr.

KUNTZ Jr., Edward J. (Eddie) 83, of Powell, OH, formerly of Dayton, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Zusman Hospice at Wexner Heritage Village. Eddie was born December 16, 1929; he was the son of Edward J. Kuntz ans Leona (Kling) Kuntz of Dayton. Eddie attended Holy Angels School, The Canterbury School, New Milford, Ct and graduated from St. Francis Preparatory School, Spring Grove, Pa. He was an alumnus of the University of Dayton and served in the United States Army as a military policeman in Korea. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Jane (Shipman) Kuntz, twin daughters Lee K. Caira (Steve) of Clarksville, TN and Martha K. Schenck (Don) of Ashburn, Va, and younger daughter Anne S. Kuntz (Richard J. Farley) of Powell, brother David Kuntz (Marianna) of St. Simons, GA, as well as grandchildren Katherine, Lauren and Cole Schenck and Scott Eckerman. Eddie was a devoted father and grandfather and loved spending time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed his Labrador retrievers and was an exellent shot at skeet. He became a realtor in 1960 and sold both residential and commercial properties until his retirement in 2002. He was a longtime member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Dayton. Eddie sat on the board of the Kuntz Foundation, was a former member of the Miami Valley Hunt and Polo Club and the Moraine Country Club of Dayton and Columbus Beach Club, Indian River, MI. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry's Chapel, Calvary Cemetery, 1625 Calvary Drive, off south Kettering Blvd. in Dayton. The family will greet friends prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to two charities close to Eddie's heart: Zusman hospice at Wexner Heritage Village, 115 College Ave., Columbus, OH 43209 or the Powell Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) P.O. Box 211, Powell, OH 43065.

Marianna Kuntz аBrown

BROWN, Marianna Kuntz Age 91, died Monday, May 5, 2008 at Sunrise of Oakwood in Dayton, Ohio. Born on September 20, 1916, she was the daughter of Martin and Isabel Kuntz. Marianna grew up in Dayton, where she was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. She was past president of the Christ Child Society and a member of the Dayton Junior League and Moraine Country Club. Marianna attended Georgian Court College, Lakewood, NJ, and the University of Dayton. Marianna loved sports, especially golf, which she played her whole life both in Dayton and Sanibel Island, Florida, her home of many years. She was always proud of her holes-in-one at Moraine Country Club where she had many golfing friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steffen S. Brown. She is survived by her loving family, a sister, Isabel Schaeffer and two brothers, Martin C. Kuntz, Jr. and Peter H. Kuntz, all of whom live in Dayton; four children, Carolyn Griffith of Denver, CO, Marianna Young of Gainesville, FL, Steffen A. Brown of Denver, CO, and Martin K. "Bo" Brown of Dayton; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mariannas spirited and warm personality allowed her to make many friends. She enjoyed life to the fullest and loved traveling and gardening. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Private burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Steffen Brown Scholarship Fund, University of Dayton, 300 College Park Dr., Dayton, OH 45469 or the Christ Child Society of Dayton, Inc., 301 E. Sixth St., Dayton, OH 45402. Arrangements in care of the Meyer-Boehmer & Reis Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.а


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