KUNSELMAN, MAURICE HARL - born 1921 in Meadville, Pa crossed through the veil Friday evening September 6, 2013 to join his son Philip and his wife Lois who preceded him in death. He is survived by his three remaining children, Frank Bret Kunselman, Carol Jo Papac and Adrienne Mulligan. He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Maurice, nicknamed "Bill", was a Pennsylvania Son of the American Revolution, having a great great grandfather who served as a dispatch rider for generals Washington and Lafayette. He served his country in World War II with the "tank destroyers" 424th Infantry, 106th Div. raising the first flag over Ft. Hood in September 1942 and received the Bronze Star for Action in the Ardennes "Battle of the Bulge" offensive. During his career at ORNL he was involved with the hot cell design, reactor experimental piping, and fusion technology, retiring from the ORNL Fusion Engineering Dept. Following retirement he designed custom house plans for many prominent Oak Ridgers, took up painting and published his memoirs of World War II. He experienced the passing of his beloved wife of 69 years in March and survived cancer treatment only to die of a broken heart. Burial will be family graveside. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 11 at 11:00 a.m. at The House of Worship, 190 Manhattan Ave. Oak Ridge in the sanctuary he designed and saw built. Military honors have been requested. Online messages to the family may be left at www.martinfuneralhomeoakridge.com .
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Sept. 10, 2013