Paul Kunnath

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Paul Kunnath East China Township Paul Kunnath, 86, passed away at his home in East China Township on the morning of Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was born in Detroit on January 24, 1927, the first of two sons of Paul and Frances Kunnath. Paul was married to his high school sweetheart, Rita (Grzelak) Kunnath, on June 28, 1947, and remained happily married to her for nearly sixty-six years until she preceded him in death in February 2013. Paul was a decorated World War II Veteran of the U.S. Navy, honorably serving on aircraft carriers in the South Pacific. In 1950, he joined the Detroit Police Department and proudly served as an officer until his retirement in 1981. Paul was also a talented artist, creating beautiful wood carvings for his friends and family. Paul's children, Richard (Linda) Kunnath, Paulette (John) Hessenbruch, Mark (Geni) Kunnath, and Gail (Bob) Nead, survive to cherish his memory. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Donna Marie Salski. Also surviving are Paul's only brother, Richard (Sue) Kunnath; nine grandchildren nearly fourteen great grandchildren, and many friends and relatives. Paul's strong work ethic, devotion to family, and willingness to serve truly make him a member of the Greatest Generation. He will be dearly missed and always loved. A Mass of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair, MI. The family will receive visitors from 10:30 to 11 prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, www.salvationarmyusa.org/, or to a . Arrangements by Young Funeral Home. www.youngcolonial.com

Published in The Times Herald from Apr. 10 to Apr. 12, 2013
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