John J. "Jack" Kuenster, beloved husband of Suely "Sue" nee Brazao and the late Mary Virginia Kuenster; loving father of Kathe (Terry) Mulcahy, James (Kathy) Kuenster, Lois (Jim) Fitzmaurice, Gina (Carl) Heinichen, Peggy (Bob) Murphy, Kevin Kuenster, Mary Frances (Tom) Jarema and Bob (Bonny) Kuenster; proud grandfather of 20 and great-grandfather of 18; dear brother of Betty Rahmel, Dick Kuenster and the late Bob, Lois, Bill and Tom Kuenster; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to Most Holy Redeemer Church, Evergreen Park for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2 until 9 p.m. Member of Mt. Carmel High School Hall of Fame. 4th Degree Member, Cardinal Bernardin Council, Knights of Columbus. 1941-1942 Chicago Catholic League Mile Champion, Co-Captain of 1942 Track Team, Editor of The Columbian, Chicago (1948-1957), Staff Writer Chicago Daily News (1957-1965). Director of Development & Public Relations for Mercy Hospital from 1965-1966. Sr. Writer The Claretians, Chicago, (1966-2007). Editor Baseball Digest, Evanston, IL (1969), Executive Editor Lakeside Publishing, Evanston, IL. Authored: Cobb to Catfish, 1975, To Sleep with the Angels, 1966, Heartbreakers, 2001, At Home & Away, 2003, How St. Jude Came to Chicago, 2004, The Best Of Baseball Digest, 2006, Remembrances of Angels, 2008 (booklets), The Police, Money, Mission in Guatemala, Honesty, is it the best policy? Member of Baseball Writers Association. American Roman Catholic. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Research, 500 N. Dearborn, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60610 would be greatly appreciated. 708-425-0500
Published in Chicago Tribune on Apr. 8, 2012.