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Walter Richard Kuhn Jr.


1943 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Walter Richard Kuhn Jr. Obituary
Kuhn, Jr., Walter Richard
1943 - 2017
Walter Richard Kuhn, Jr., age 74, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital surrounded by his loving family and dearest friends. He was born May 8, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Mildred (Onorato) and Walter R. Kuhn, Sr. Walt is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Donna (Dalton) Kuhn; devoted daughters, Amy and spouse, Matthew Raymond, Jennifer Kuhn and Emily and spouse, Joseph Gerrick; adored grandchildren, Jessica and spouse, Sean Smith-Williams, Kyle Raymond, Casey and spouse, Mariah Raymond and Sophia "Fifi" Kuhn; great-grandsons, Parker Smith-Williams and Eli Raymond; loving sister, Regina Allen and her children, John and spouse Yar, Lauren and spouse, Brian; brothers-in-law, Daniel Dalton and the late William Dalton, Jr. and his children, Pamela and Sean; dearest friends, the Murphy's, the Gales', the Haggerty's, Jan Smercki and the McFadden's, along with many other extended family and close friends. Walt was a 1960 graduate of Brooklyn Preparatory High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in English and Philosophy from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Walt later received his Master's Degree in Dramatic Literature from Purdue University where he was a graduate assistant. Walt began his career in mortgage banking in Detroit and Plymouth, MI. His career took him to Boca Raton, FL and in 1979 he and his family moved to Columbus, OH. In 1984 his passion for teaching led him to accept a position with the Catholic Diocese of Columbus as a Theology teacher and campus minister at William V. Fisher Catholic High School and on to St. Charles Preparatory High School. Later in his career Walt used his knowledge in banking and finances as a retirement specialist at Nationwide Investment Services. Although not in the classroom, Walt was able to use his academic background to assist clients. Walt was an avid reader, golfer, fisherman, dog lover and he enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. Walt and Donna have been advocates for social justice in their parishes, the high schools in which they taught and their communities. Family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. Thomas More Newman Center Catholic Church, 64 W. Lane Ave, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:30pm. Fr. Vinny McKiernan will celebrate the Mass. A reception will follow the Mass in the Social Hall at the Newman Center. Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the OSU Newman Center for the student service trips. Visit his guestbook at www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15, 2017
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