Ann Kunkel

PAXINOS — Ann Kunkel, 84, of 169 Windom Lane, formerly of 1500 Pulaski Ave., Shamokin, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at her residence.

Born in Sheppton April 17, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Shurock) Pesansky. She had resided in Shamokin for the past 60 years.

She was a graduate of West Hazleton High School.

In McAdoo, on April 22, 1950, she married Joseph Kunkel, who survives.

She was the owner/operator of Kunkel's Catering in the Springfield section of Coal Township.

She was a member of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Elysburg.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five daughters and their spouses, Joann and David Martin, of Indiana, Pa., Kathleen and Douglas Goerlitz, of Montrose, Donna Chivaroli and fiance' Grant Houser, of Oak Park, Calif.. Mary Jo and David Meixell, of Glastonbury, Conn., and Chris Kunkel; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Jr. and Robin Kunkel, of Maitland, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, John Pesansky, of New Port Richey, Fla.; a sister, Katherine Czernowski, of Ashburn, Va., and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Steven, George and Michael, and two sisters, Mary and Helen.


KUNKEL — Ann Kunkel, 84, of 169 Windom Lane, Paxinos. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Elysburg, with the Rev. Alfred Sceski officiating. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Coal Township. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin.

Published in The News Item on Apr. 22, 2010