Northwest NEWS

December 21, 1998

Valley Special

Obituary: James (Jim) Kuntz

   A private family service has been held for James (Jim) Kuntz, 73, of Carnation. Mr. Kuntz died of a sudden heart attack at a family member's home in Port Orchard on the morning of Dec. 12.

   He was born in Graybull, WY and resided in Carnation on Stillwater Hill for the past 47 years. He was a retired Navy World War II veteran; he also retired as a heavy equipment operator from King County.

   He is survived by Joyce, his wife of 53 years; by his children Jay, Lee, Mark, Susie, Jim, Cindy, Glen, Patsy, Casey, and their spouses; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

   In lieu of flowers, his family says that memorials may be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. They add: "Our father will always live on in the hearts and memories of family and friends."

   Arrangements entrusted to Purdy & Kerr Funeral Home in Monroe.