Lawrence died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday May 14th 2023. He was 93 years old.
Lawrence (Larry) Kuhn was born in Ridgewood, Brooklyn on June 6, 1929. He and his family moved to Bellerose in Nassau County in 1931. He attended parochial school in Queens Village and traveled even further to Holy Trinity High School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for high school.
After graduating from high school Larry enrolled in the seminary and it was his intention to continue his religious studies. However, Larry had a change of heart after meeting Jane Wuensche in 1948. After leaving the seminary, Larry found employment with General Foods and worked in the accounting division of Birdseye Foods for three years.
In 1951, Larry received a United States Army draft letter. He was sent to Camp Carson in Colorado, where he trained as a Construction Engineer. Larry married Jane Wuensche on May 17th that same year.
While stationed at Camp Carson, Larry and his construction battalion built a road to Pueblo, Colorado through the Rocky Mountains. He was then transferred to Fort Riley in Kansas, where his unit built several pontoon bridges.
Larry was then assigned to the 45th Division, 180th Battalion in Posan, Korea in 1952, where he was promoted to Sergeant First Class. His tour in Korea ended five and a half months later and he was honorably discharged in 1953.
He returned home to his wife Jane, and they lived with his wife’s parents in Elmont. In 1954, they all moved into a house they built on the property that Jane’s parents owned in Hampton Bays, 8 East Canal Road.
Larry went to work for the Bulova Watch Company in Sag Harbor and then for the New York Telephone Company, AT&T, and later Verizon as a Lineman. He stayed with the phone company for 34 years, receiving several promotions along the way. He retired in 1989. After retirement, he returned to work for the phone company as a teacher for two years. His wife Jane also worked for the telephone company and later for the Hampton Bays School District. Larry enjoyed many years of his retirement with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Larry was a member of the Hand Aldrich Post 924 of the American Legion and was Commander in the 1970’s. He was active as a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Rosalie’s Church for many years. He and his wife cooked and served many breakfasts to the members over the years.
Larry was predeceased by his beloved wife Jane, who died in 2004. He is also predeceased by his brothers, Father Richard, Thomas, Gerard, and Edward Kuhn. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Carl, his four children, Herman Kuhn (Judy), MaryLou Bizzoco (Andrew), Lawrence Kuhn (Marie), and John Kuhn (Donna). He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Friday, May 19th at the Scott -Rothwell Funeral Home in Hampton Bays Friday May 19, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial with be at St. Rosalie’s in Hampton Bays on Saturday, May 20th at 10:30 am, followed by Military Honors.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to East End Hospice, Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Jude, Hampton Bays Ambulance Corp and the Hampton Bays Fire Department.
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