Lynn Kunkes
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Lynn Kunkes 82, Cupertino, passed away on May 27. She was born in Brooklyn, NY. She was a talented vaudeville tap-dancer in her young years, a beautiful woman, she was once Miss Connecticut. Married to her first husband Bernard Tatelman for 20 years, she had 3 children, before his untimely death in 1964. Her second marriage to Albert Kunkes lasted 35 years until his passing in 2002. During her active life, she resided in New York, Florida, England, France and settled in Cupertino in 1967, traveling the world widely. In her later years she became a cruise-ship lover. She had many friends throughout the world and was active in Democratic politics, Jewish organizations, raced greyhounds, bred and showed toy poodles, and loved cats. After graduating from DeAnza College she worked there for many years registering students. She is survived by 3 children, David Tatelman, Douglas (Susan) Tatelman, Karen Nelson, all of Seattle, and 3 grandchildren, Matthew Bemister, Anna and Jacob Tatelman. Memorial service will be Thursday, June 4, 1 pm at Willow Glen Funeral Home, 1039 Lincoln Ave., SJ.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News on Jun. 2, 2009.
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June 4, 2009
My wife and I loved Lynn and Ab and are extremely saddened by the news of her passing. She lit up any room she entered and regaled us all with stories of her cats and voyages and history.

We were lucky to be her neighbor and friends for many years in Cupertino. Her passing is a great loss to all of her friends and the community.

Sincerest condolences and wishes to everyone who knew and misses her, friends, neighbors and relatives alike.
Alan Falk
June 3, 2009
Lynn was a lovely woman who will be missed greatly. She was always so personable & interested in others' well being. Her phone calls and visits to David's office will be greatly missed by his employees! Our hearts are with the family at this time.
Jane & Deb
June 2, 2009
My heart is sad over Lynns passing. She was a big part of my life in California. I am so sorry I can't be there for the services. My heart is with you all. With Sympathy, Love Jeanne
Jeanne Hendrickson
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