Sarasota, Fla. - Herbert "H.R." Roy Kuhn, M.D., 88, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Sarasota, where he had relocated after a full career in obstetrics and gynecology in New London.
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Dr. Kuhn was born on Nov. 15, 1924, in Vernon, Texas, the only child of Herbert Roy and Texas Kuhn. He was raised and educated in Texas, attending medical school at the University of Texas in Galveston. He obtained his residency and fellowship training in New York City, Denver, Colo., and New Haven.
After finishing his training, he and his wife, Mary (Varley) Kuhn, and their two children, made a home in New London where he established a thriving ob-gyn practice, a source of enormous satisfaction. Alongside his work as a physician, he commenced a series of local real estate projects, enjoying hands on construction as well as building oversight. He loved the shoreline and mountains, and the family shared great times on the water and in Vermont.
He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Kris Kuhn of Mystic; his son, Mark Kuhn of Groton; and his daughter from a second marriage, Barbara Davis Kuhn of Mystic; five grandchildren, Lauryl (Kuhn) Spera of Ledyard, Joseph Kuhn of Waterford, Rachel Kuhn of New London, and Naya and Madison Kuhn of Mystic; and one great-granddaughter, Sofia Spera of Ledyard.
His family holds him in love, and will remember especially his brand of enduring optimism, his industriousness and core strength, and the satisfaction of joining him in very simple pleasures - sharing coffee, going for a drive.
They want to express deep appreciation to his two extraordinary caregivers in Sarasota, George Petrie and Brandon Vieweg. During his time of failing health, George and Brandon made bearable his distant location in Florida, and were a source of great comfort.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in The Day on Mar. 31, 2013