Mr. John Roger Kunkle

December 8, 1938 ~ June 17, 2020 (age 81)


Mr. John Roger Kunkle, 81, of Kunkletown, formerly of Parryville, Pa. passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 17th at Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home, Kunkletown, Pa. He was the husband of Adele M. (Wentz) Kunkle. They were married for 61 years on February 7th of this year. Born in Parryville, Pa. on December 8, 1938, he was the son of he late Kermit H. & Grace M. (Reiner) Kunkle. He served our country with the US Army in the 82nd Airborne Division attaining the rank of PVT. (2). Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Blue Ridge Pressure Castings in Lehighton as a production preventive technician & as a die caster/production worker with 43 years of service. John was a member of Salem St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, & Lehighton F & AM Lodge #621. He held a Life membership with The Parryville Fire Company and held an active membership on the Parryville Cemetery Association where he served as a custodian. In his spare time, he enjoyed trout fishing and taking care of his feline companion, Nami. Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 daughters, Iris, wife of Rev. John Neilon of Fitschburg, Mass., Holly, wife of Darry Messinger of Whitehall, Pa. a son, Daniel Kunkle of Bartlett Tenn., a sister, Marlene, wife of Franklin Neff of Parryville, Pa., 7 grandchildren, Caleb, Abigail, Josiah, Benjamin, Hannah, Zachary, Daniel, 1 great-granddaughter, Kaia, nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter in law Jan (Jamison) Kunkle. Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 11 a.m. in The Parryville Cemetery with the Rev. John Neilon officiating. No calling hours.Memorial Contributions in his honor may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place , Memphis, Tenn.38105. Online condolences can be offered at

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