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Paul F. Kunz

July 26, 1939 — September 30, 2013

Paul F. Kunz

Paul F. Kunz passed away September 30, 2013, in Prescott, AZ, after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was born in Los Angeles, CA July 26, 1939 to John and Mary Ellen Gibbons Kunz. Paul spent his youth in the San Gabriel Valley in CA, area and graduated from Cathedral High School and attended college in the Los Angeles area as well. He married Judy Klein in January, 1960, and they had four children: Anthony Kunz, Lorraine S. Kunz Banner, Debbie Ann Kunz Faunce, and Jeffrey Scott Kunz. Paul worked in retail in Los Angeles and managed many of the Karl’s Shoe Store chain. He moved his family to Casa Grande, AZ, in 1971 and started PJ’s Service Company in 1972. His wife Judy died after a long illness in 1982 and Paul and son, Jeff, moved to Prescott in 1983. He met Carol, and they married in 1984. Paul started his Ponderosa Service Company in 1984, and it expanded from Prescott to Phoenix area. Paul’s parents preceded him in death. His oldest son, Anthony, also preceded Paul in death in 2010. His younger brother Jimmy Kunz of Apple Valley, CA preceded Paul in death in 2013. He is survived by wife Carol of 30 years, and his three children: Lorraine Banner (husband John and 9 children) of Tulsa, OK; Debbie Faunce (Casey and 4 children) of Willcox, AZ; and Jeff Kunz (wife Melissa and 4 sons) of Phoenix, AZ. He is also survived by his brother John (wife Lynn) of Apple Valley, CA; brother Barry (wife Mary) of Long Beach, CA; and sister Betty Pettitt (husband John) of Westminster, CA. There are numerous nieces and nephews. Carol’s children also survive him: Chris White (wife Rose and 3 children) and Amy White Fishbaugh, all living in Colorado. Chris and Amy refer affectionately to Paul as their “bonus dad.” Paul loved his family and they were of the utmost importance to him. He will be remembered as an easy-going man, a good listener and one who became a good ballroom dancer and host of great parties.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

150 Fleury Street, Prescott, AZ 86301

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