Paul J. Kuhn

Paul J. Kuhn ALLENTOWN Malom Hindustani? "Do all you can, for as many as you can, for as long as you can." Paul Kuhn Paul Jonathan Kuhn, also known as Daddy, Grandpa, Pop Pop, Uncle Paul, "TOM" (The Old Man,) PJ, Doc, Kister Moon went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born in Biglerville, to Bertha Jane Beamer and Aaron Samuel Kuhn. He was lovingly raised by Bertha and Martin Luther Heller "Poppy" from the age of two. Throughout his 91 blessed years on this earth, Paul taught his family, friends, and strangers he met countless life lessons. Challenge the gas tank on how many miles you can continue on driving until you can't go anymore. Then, record the mileage, date, and time. Date stamp everything, especially junk mail. Give a nickname to those you've just met, and sometimes a song to remember them by. Save everything, and file it away. This includes but is not limited to: books, watches, and musical instruments. And don't forget the junk mail. Edit all pieces of published material you come across, there are errors in ther somewhere. You just need to find them, even in junk mail. Teach yourself not only to play the piano by ear, but the violin, guitar, harmonica and saw as well. Challenge your children to learn proper grammar by creating the "grammatical goof game" also known as GG's. Make this part of the dinner fun. Who can catch your sibling in a GG? Wind every clock you come across. Road trips are navigated by the sun during the day but the map at night. Also, you don't need to ask for directions. Sing the "Daku, Daku" song you learnt during your service in India whenever you encounter anyone of Indian descent, or you think they may be of Indian descent, often not. Also, count to ten for them in Hindi. Lean to the gentleman sitting at the table in the restaurant with his girlfriend or wife, and say to them, "Have you told her that you loved her today? Do that every day." In his lifetime, Paul made contact with others, and sought to play an important role in their lives. Some of his philanthropic efforts included community service through the Hershey Lions Club, Chaplain of the Hershey VFW, American Boy Scouts, Hershey Free Church Seniors Group, recipient of the Black Muslim Alliance's "Spirit Award," and regular visits with the elderly and infirm as he shared his musical talents and humorous wit. Paul made everyone feel special and valued. With his joyful spirit, he has left an indelible mark and lightened the hearts of all whom he has encountered. Paul graduated from Biglerville High School, earned a bachelor's degree from Shippensburg State College, master's degree from Penn State University, and post-graduate work at University of Pittsburgh. His teaching career spanned over thirty years, and began in a one-room schoolhouse and ended in service to special needs children at Hershey High School. For the love of his country, he proudly served in the Army Air Corps in World War II (India), the Korean War, and twenty years in the PA Army National Guard. Paul dedicated his life to his Lord and to his family, especially his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann (Hershey) Kuhn, the love and light of his life. His family includes Lizz and husband Bruce Andrews, Paula and husband Dan Moditch, Dwight and wife Phyllis Kuhn, Julie and husband Michael Avant, Verna Kuhn, and Juliann Kuhn. His family also includes ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one on the way as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Paul had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and was on a life-long quest to help facilitate peace in the world. He had a strong desire to encourage others to love one another. He will be remembered for doing all he could, for as many as he could, for as long as he could. Those who knew and loved Paul will honor him and his memory by doing the same. Paul never took from this world, Paul gave his life to it and the world has been a better place for it. Memorial service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Hershey Free Church, 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown, luncheon to follow. Internment with military burial honors will be held at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be sent to the Countryside Christian Community, 200 Bellann Ct, Annville, PA 17003 or Hospice for All Seasons, 2721 Paxton St., #200, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Arrangements by the David J. Boyko Funeral Home, 855 Lehigh St., Allentown. Online condolences may be left for the family at pauljkuhnmemorial@gmail.com

Published in Lebanon Daily News on Oct. 25, 2013