Robert Earl Kuntz

Robert Earl Kuntz, age 75 of DuBois, PA, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020, at his home after a lengthy illness surrounded by family.

Born on September 24, 1945, in Troutville, PA, he was the son of the late Earl F. and Ruth I. (Shugarts) Kuntz.

On August 29, 1987, he married Kathleen V. Teufel. She survives.

He was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie in May, 1998 and assisted at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church until 2009. He served as an on-call Chaplain at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital and more recently as a Chaplain at Christ The King Manor.

He is survived by his daughter Kim (Jason) Youngdahl of Brockway, PA; son-in-law, Kurt Meighen of DuBois, PA; stepdaughters, Elaine (Charlie) Eckert of Coral Springs, FL, Lisa (William) Burke of Punxsutawney, PA, and Diane Badger Smith of Falls Creek, PA; and stepson, David (Robin) Badger of DuBois, PA; 4 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, 4 step great grandchildren, 1 sister, Marilyn (Darrell) Haag of DuBois, PA, and 2 nieces.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Meighen in 2017.

There will be no public visitation and a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 10:00 AM from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant. Social distancing requirements will be enforced and masks are to be worn in church.

Burial will take place in St. Catherine Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hahne Cancer Center and/or Penn Highlands Hospice both at 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or Christ The King Manor, 1100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.

The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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