Joseph William Cunzeman, 82, of Westminster, died early Friday, March 15, 2013, at Brinton Woods of Frankford in Baltimore, following a brief illness.
Born Nov. 8, 1930, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Regina K. Cunzeman. He was the husband of Frances W. Cunzeman, who he married in 1973.
He completed the William S. Bare School watch repairman program where he received his certificate of completion. He then began working for Hutzler Bros. as a watch repairman. While working there he frequently had to have his leg brace repaired. It was because of this that he was offered a job at the Brace Shop at Children's Hospital. He worked in this field for 50 years and retired as an orthotist from Denison Orthodics in 1995.
After his retirement, he volunteered at the Hap Baker Firearm's Facility in Westminster for three years. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus, where he earned his fourth degree and served as Grand Knight.
He was a former Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 970 in Randallstown, and enjoyed camping and fishing.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sister M. Bernardine Jester and husband Theodore; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Cunzeman; a step-grandson, Robert Proescher; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a son, John Kuhl Cunzeman, who died in 2006.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, where the Knights of Columbus will hold a Rosary Service at the conclusion of the visitation.
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at St. John Catholic Church. Interment will private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, MD 21157; or to Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997 or at www.compassion.com
Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com
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