Kenneth M. Hunsicker

Kenneth "Pep" M. Hunsicker LEBANON Kenneth "Pep" M. Hunsicker, 77, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Dorothy "Dottie" J. (Harnish) Hunsicker, to whom he was married 39 years on October 12, 2013. Born in Lebanon, on February 29, 1936, he was the son of the late Franklin A. and Lucy (Lessig) Hunsicker. He played sandlot and playground basketball, baseball, and softball (1947-1951); played sports in the Lebanon School District (1948-1952); entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Far East, receiving two honorable discharges and various other awards (1953-1961); played football and boxed at the Quantico Marine Base (1953); was sent overseas to the Far East and played football for the 9th Marines and was lucky enough to play on two All Star Teams, one in Japan and the other in Okinawa where they beat the Army All Stars 13-6 on Jan. 2, 1956; was shipped back to Albany, GA in July 1956; played basketball, baseball, football and softball at the Marine Corps Supply Center in Albany, GA (1957); was sent up to Quantico for artillery repairman school and also played football (1958); was Athletic Director, Albany, GA Marine Corps Supply Center and played baseball, basketball, football and softball, making all stars in football and baseball every year he played in Albany (1959-1961); played semi-pro football for Fifth Ward A.C. and played baseball in the Lebanon Twilight League and also the Lebanon Valley weekend league (1961-1962); played semi-pro football for the Lebanon Rams, winning two league championships and finishing second one time, making all stars two times as a defensive back in 1965 and 1966 (1964-1968); temporarily coached The Lebanon Rams for six games (1964); quit playing football after 1968 season due to a knee injury; played softball for various teams in the church league and city county league (1968-1976); was a manager of the Jolly Molly Softball Club, a class A fast pitch team receiving two meritorious awards from the Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame with a record of 461 wins and 134 losses (1977-1983); was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (2005) for football and fast pitch softball; was a member of the Nittany Lion Club; and enjoyed watching the Phillies and the Eagles. He was employed by Manheim Asbestos (1962-1963); the Lebanon Steel Foundry (1964-1990); did foundry work and brick masonry in Birdsboro (1991-1993); worked for the Lebanon School District in the Maintenance Dept. (1993-2000); and later worked part time at Hershey Park on the trams and in the parking lot. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Veronica Hunsicker of Deland, Fla., Lisa A. Primeau of Tremont, Debra Hunsicker of Douglassville, Melinda Hunsicker of Lebanon; sons, Robert Buckmoyer of Lebanon, Pep husband of Lindsay Hunsicker of Douglassville, Scott Hunsicker of Myerstown; grandchildren, Emily Buckmoyer, Samantha, Deryk, Alexa, Kody and Jason Hunsicker, Joshua, Noah and Caleb Primeau; and a sister, Jackie Klick of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise Hunsicker; sisters, Elsie Miller, Kathryn Patches, Betty Hunsicker; brothers, Franklin A. "Skip" Hunsicker, Donald R. Hunsicker and Richard Hunsicker. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Grose Funeral Home, Inc.
358 W. Washington Ave. Myerstown, PA 17067

Published in Lebanon Daily News on Mar. 4, 2014