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OBITUARY

Lester Kuhnapfel

March 9, 1933February 20, 2021
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Lester Kuhnapfel, 87, passed away on the 20th of February, 2021 in Cape Coral, Florida.

Lester was born of the 9th of March, 1933 in West Babylon, Town of Babylon, NY. He was a sergeant in the USMC and served during the Korean War, a clam digger on the Great South Bay, an asbestos handler, and finished his career as head custodian for Sachem School District.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, and was a qualified scuba diver with the National Association of Underwater Instructors.

Lester is survived by his wife, Helene; four children, Theresa, Helene, Lawrence and wife Angela, and Teddy, His youngest; three grandchildren, Desiree, Nicollette, and Brianna; and two great grandchildren Anthony and Angelina.

Lester is predeceased by his parents Theodore and Harriet, his three brothers Charles, Richard, and Donald; and grandson Frankie.

The funeral service with Military Honors will be held Friday, the 26th of February, 2021, starting at 5:00pm at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery at 950 Chiquita Blvd S, Cape Coral, FL 33991. Visitation will begin at 3:00pm.

  • FAMILY

  • Theodore, Father (deceased)
  • Harriet, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles, Brother (deceased)
  • Richard, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald, Brother (deceased)
  • Helene, Wife
  • Theresa, Daughter
  • Helene, Daughter
  • Lawrence (Angela), Son
  • Teddy, Son
  • Desiree, Granddaughter
  • Nicollette, Granddaughter
  • Brianna, Granddaughter
  • Frankie, Grandson (deceased)
  • Anthony, Great Grandson
  • Angelina, Great Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service with USMC Honors

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Chuck Cannon

February 24, 2021

My condolences, to his family , as he was a good man and love his family, love talking about clamming, and fishing , and baseball , may you Rest In Peace. 🥲🙏⛪️

Michael Louie

February 24, 2021

I rember Lester Kuhnapfel when he ask me to help to clean the school for the students i said i help him

Tina Mazza

February 24, 2021

Les,
You will truly be missed! I have so many wonderful memories of you and the family...just over the pool ladder! I will always cherish my memories...well maybe not the time you poured salt in my arm when Chrissy bit me. You were always so kind, and made everyone feel welcome. I will miss your dry sense of humor, wit and sinister-like chuckle.
I am so glad I got to spend some time with you, when you came to visit. I Love you, may God hold you close. Say hi to my dad for me! Heaven gained another angel! Rest in Peace ❤ All my love...Tina

Theresa Napoli

February 24, 2021

Dear Papa,
I am so sad and still can not believe that you are gone. I will never forget the last words you said to me when you arrived at Hospice. It meant so much to me. Thank you for understanding. I never got to thank you for taking me into your loving home when I was 12 years old when you and Mom got married. Treating me as your daughter. Making my Father feel welcome in your house. I always considered myself blessed to have 2 Dad's. You put up with my rough teenage years, took me for my road test, drove me to my friends house or picked up my friends always. You talked my Mom into allowing us to drink soda with dinner. You always welcomed my friends into our home and made them feel like family. You helped me raise Desiree and were the father figure in her life. I feel so blessed that you lived with us in North Carolina and these last few years.
Happy that Anthony and Angelina were able to know and learn from you. I love you always Papa and I will miss you forever. Till we meet again RIP. Love Theresa

Joan Best

February 23, 2021

Hard to believe you have passed on. You did a lot in your lifetime.
You always put others first. At family gatherings, you'd sit and take it all in.
God knows you were a good man, husband, step-dad, friend, hard worker, generous and caring.
You loved the Great South Bay, boating and fishing. May you be w/ God now.
You however will be missed on Earth by your family & friends. 💙
Love, Joan & Harold

Elizabeth Mis

February 23, 2021

In loving Memory of Uncle Les, he was always kind and loving to me and my family. I remember him as a good hearted man. May God raise him above with the Angels in heaven and hold him in his care. Love and hugs to the family, Don, Elizabeth and Brandon.

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