Henry E. (Ray) Kuhn, 87, of Manchester, loving husband of 66 years to Virginia I. (Ginny) Kuhn, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Crestfield Rehab Center.
Born Dec. 26, 1924, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Emil and Emilie Kuhn. He was a graduate of Grace Church School, Manhattan, N.Y., also a graduate of Clarence White School of Photography, Manhattan, N.Y. He was employed by Paul Parker Studios prior to joining the U.S. Air Force
. He was a veteran pilot of World War II
. While in preflight training in Elkins, W.Va., he met Ginny. In 1946 they were married and moved to Manchester. He was employed as chief photographer by United Technologies, public relations, for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He then became a freelance photographer. In the 1970s he resumed his love for flying. Ray and Ginny took many trips in their Cessna Skylane. He also enjoyed flying with his pilot friend, Jim Farrell of Manchester.
In addition to his loving wife, Ray is survived by his children, James Kuhn, and his wife, Elizabeth, of Bloomfield, Gary Kuhn of Vernon, and Deborah Porter of Manchester. Also surviving are three granddaughters, Jennifer Kuhn of South Boston, Mass., Emilie Kuhn of Chicago, Ill., Kelley D'Onofrio, and her husband, Lucas, of Windsor Locks; and a grandson, John (Jack) Porter of Manchester; also three great-granddaughters Alexis, Isabelle, and MacKenzie, all of Windsor Locks; also a cousin, Dorothy Rietheimer of Long Island, N.Y.
As per his request there are no calling hours or funeral. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
or Center Congregational Church, 11 Center St., Manchester.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Crestfield Rehab Center.
Holmes Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
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