William F. "Bill" Kunisky

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William "Bill" F. Kunisky entered into his eternal home on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at his home in DuBois, Pa.
Born on July 1, 1942, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late William A. Kunisky and Annie Carney Kunisky. He was a graduate of Sandy High School in 1960.
He was married to Frances "Fran" M. Jones for 44 years. She preceded him in death in 2006.
On May 23, 2008, he married Cheryl M. Salvi. She survives.
Bill worked as an equipment operator for the city of DuBois Street & Water Departments for 39 years, retiring in 2007.
He was an avid dirt track racing fan since he was a young boy. He started as a scorekeeper at Marion Center Speedway. Over the next 40 years, he became a well-known flagman at Marion Center, Hummingbird, Houtzdale, and Clearfield speedways. Incidentally, he was inducted into the Bud Garvey Racing Hall of Fame in 2012.
A lover of music, Bill became a member of the DuBois Diplomat Barbershop Chorus then the New Bethlehem Barbershop Chorus where he sang for 40 years. For the past 10 years, Bill was the bass singer for the barbershop quartet, "Logical Choice." For 51 years, Bill served and worked as a committed volunteer firefighter, driver and pump operator for the J.E. DuBois Third Ward Hose Company. He was a lifelong hunter, loved to work outside, and was famous for his beautiful flowers and meticulous "Golf Course Lawn" on Lakeview Drive.
Those who knew Bill would attest to his strong Christian beliefs, his astounding character, high morals, impeccable manners, loyalty, fine wit, and his unquenchable faith in Jesus Christ, His beloved Savior.
Bill leaves behind countless friends who loved him and a family that adored him.
His children: Kimberly A. Swingle (Steven) from Athens, Pa., and William B. Kunisky (Donna) of DuBois, Pa. He also had three stepdaughters whom he proudly claimed as his own: Joelle R. Watt (Charles), Shannon L. Cooper (Jarad), and Sherri D. Ramsey (Nathan), all of DuBois, Pa. In addition, he had 13 grandchildren: Izaak, Stephanie, Joshua, Alex, Scylar, Jonah, London, Jordan, Selah, Giuliana, Vincent, Gino and Isla, who were privileged to rub on his head for a quarter, to be teased about eating crab soup, to be read storybooks, to be snuggled for rocking chair time, to be taken to the playground, to be walked in the creek for treasures, to be challenged with pillow fights, and to be loved unconditionally.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the time of service from the Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., DuBois.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with Pastor Tim Michaux.
Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorials may be placed with St. Jude Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and/or Smile Train 41 Madison Ave., 28th floor, New York, NY 10010 and/or Brockway Church of God, 85 Charnisky Drive, Brockway, PA 15824, in lieu of flowers.
Online condolences can be sent to www.baronickfuneralhome.com.
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Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium
211 S Main St
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2040
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Published in The Courier Express from June 25 to June 26, 2017
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