Philip J. Kuhn
Philip J. Kuhn, 88, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 18, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Findlay Care Center, Findlay.
He was born Dec. 22, 1930, in Tiffin, to Herman and Christine (Wagner) Kuhn. He married Shirley Mohler and they divorced.
Survivors include his sons, Jeffrey (Linda) Kuhn of Ashburn, Virginia, and Andrew (Debra) Kuhn of Tiffin; three grandchildren, Josh Kuhn of Fairfax, Virginia, Brett (Heather) Staib of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Haley (David) Hepp of Marion; four great-grandchildren, Hudson, Brennan and Brookelyn Staib and Rowan Hepp; sister, Gini Kuhn of Denver, Colorado; and brother-in-law, Merle Ranker of Tiffin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Barbara Ranker.
Philip graduated in 1949 from Tiffin Calvert, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951, serving as a B-29 Crewman Gunner with the 307th Bomber Wing, Strategic Air Command (SAC) and flying 26 missions over Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1953, receiving the Air Medal. Over the years, Phil has maintained contact with and was very proud of his service and his fellow B-29 crewmembers. Phil was involved in civil surveying and construction layout with many construction projects across Northwest Ohio; starting in the 1950’s through the 1990’s. He later retired from Construction Laborer Local No. 480 in Sandusky.
He was a lifetime member of Tiffin Amvets Post 48, American Legion Post 169, Sandusky VFW Post 2529, Air Force Gunners Association, Korean War Veterans Association and 307th Bomb Wing Association. He was also a member of the DAV Commanders Club, Strategic Air Command Society, U.S. Aviation Museum, Buckeye State Sheriffs Association and Laborers Local 480 in Sandusky.
Phil was raised on firm traditional values that he passed onto his children and grandchildren. He was a generous and caring man who was always there for you. He loved to read, especially about American History, natural history, and the American west. His natural curiosity took him to the back roads of America and enabled him to study the world around him.
Friends may visit with the family 2-3 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.
A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice Findlay Care Center, 1900 South Main St., Findlay, OH. 45840 or at https://www.bvhealthsystem.org and click on the “gift” box.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.