William Alfred KunischApril 20, 1921 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 96)
William A. Kunisch, 96, of Berkey, OH, passed away, Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania. He was born in Toledo April 20, 1921, to parents Alfred and Helen Kunisch.
William was employed as a Letter Carrier with the United States Postal Service for more than 33 years, retiring in 1979. He was also proud to have served with the United States Army in the Pacific Theater during W.W. II.
William was a long and active member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Parish, where he directed the Men’s Choir. William started the C. Y. O. at St. Elizabeth and surrounding parishes. He also a member of the Family Council, and the Council for Life with the Toledo Diocese.
William was proud to have been mentioned in the 1958 July 7th edition of Time Magazine, for his strong opposition to Planned Parenthood.
He is survived by his daughters Linda (Paul) Verslype, Sharon Petsch, Martha (Wayne) O’Brien, Joyce (Thomas) Meyer, Maureen Kunisch, Barbara Kunisch, Marianne (George) Fairbairn, Rebecca (Mark) Webster, and Donna (Kurt) Monarch; sons Donald (Luann), Dennis (Jeanette), Karl (Ellen), Gerald (Kathy), and John Kunisch; 27 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Alice (Joseph) Westrick; brother Fr. Robert Kunisch CPPS; and daughter -n law Young Kunisch. William was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife Rita B. Kunisch; son William Kunisch; sister Eileen Coutuier; and brother Raymond Kunisch.
Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH, Thursday, January 4th from 4 – 9 PM, where Scripture Services will begin at 7:30 PM. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Swanton, OH, Friday at 1 PM. William will be laid to rest beside Rita, with Military Honors at St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
Those wishing to offer memorials in William’s memory are asked to consider tributes to Our Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue, OH. or the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish School.