OBITUARY

Joseph Joe Richard Kuhn Sr.

September 17, 1948December 28, 2012

Joseph Richard Kuhn, Sr., age 64, passed away at his residence in Amissville, VA, Friday, December 28, 2012.

Born September 17, 1948, in Washington, D.C., to Charles Burl Kuhn and Nellie Catherine Bobo Kuhn. Joseph served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and married Patricia “Tish” Coppage in November 1970. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He loved auto mechanics and was a school teacher for Arlington County School system for 30 years. Resident of Nokesville, Virginia for 38 years. He loved drag racing, restoring automobiles and completed his final “bucket list” with his 1948 Chevrolet Panel Truck which will deliver him to his final resting place at the Culpeper National Cemetery. He devoted his life to his family and his loved ones and never met a stranger.

Surviving Joseph is his wife, Patricia “Tish” C. Kuhn of Amissville, VA, daughter, Stephanie C. Kuhn Carroll and her husband Tony of Brandy Station, VA, son, Joseph “Joey” Kuhn, Jr. and his wife Karen of Catlett, VA, six grandchildren; Wyatt, Garrett, Madison and Sophia of Brandy Station, VA and Hunter and Devon of Catlett, VA, and a niece, Reva Coy of Ashburn, VA. In addition to his parents, his sister, Nancy Wohlfarth, precedes Joseph in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Precious Blood Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Anselme Malonda-Nkuanga conducting the service. Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery, New Grounds.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Clore-English Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper, VA 22701 or the American Cancer Society, 2654 Valley Avenue, Suite B, Winchester, VA 22601.

Condolences may be offered through clore-english.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Interment to follow service Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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Jeff Harding

December 13, 2013

Pat,

I just heard about Joe's passing and was heartbroken. My Dad (Paul) taught with Joe at W&L and as a young teenager I always looked forward to seeing Joe when I would visit my Dad at school. He helped to paint a couple of my muscle cars back in the day as well. Joe and I actually spoke for a bit back in April of 2009 shortly after my Dad passed. Here is Joe's entry in my Dad's guestbook which says everything you need to know about Joe - "I sure am sorry to be so late but let it be known your Dad helped make me the person that I am."

RIP Joe, my friend, and God Bless You always.

Susan Allen

February 1, 2013

Pat, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in the loss of Joe. He was one of the nicest people and the two of you were a great couple. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

pat kuhn

January 9, 2013

Dearest Joe, my first and only junior high school sweetheart, my best friend and my soul mate. We share 42 wonderful years in marriage; had 2 great kids and 6 wonderful grand kids. We did everything has a family and sharing vacations with friends at the beach, camping, time sharing, boating, etc. There is not much we did not do. My bed is empty now, there is no one there to watch tv with me...the dogs have taken over your side of the bed....my days and nights are not the same. There is a big void in my life and I'll eventually fill it with time. i love you and we shall meet again. Rest in peace.
Love, Tish

PAT KUHN

January 8, 2013

JOE HERE I AM AGAIN TRYING TO PULL MYSELF TOGETHER, HONESTLY, ITS HARDER THAN EVER WITHOUT YOU HERE. YOU WERE MY FIRST TRUE LOVE, BEST FRIEND AND SOUL MATE. ITS HELL WITHOUT YOU BUT I KNOW YOU ARE NOW IN A BETTER PLACE. yOU ARE PROBABLY UP THERE TEACHING AND TELLING JOKES. I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER. THE DOGS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR YOU. REST IN PEACE MY LOVE.

January 5, 2013

Dear Steph and family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you and thank you for being such a good friend. Love Evelyn Botkin

Gary and Maggie Crooks

January 5, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of a great guy. Joe was full of fun and laughter. He grabbed every brass ring in life and lived it to the fullest. He was all about family and friends. The world is a better place because he was in it. Take care Tish and thanks for sharing your "soulmate" with us.

Susan Nation-Doyle

January 5, 2013

To Friends and Family - This man was your uncle, cousin, teacher, joke teller and most of all; your friend. I know this all to be true because I am one that thought of Joe as a father figure to me since 1988 when I first met him and became best friends with his one and only daughter Stephanie.

To Tish - I know you already know this … but – you were so lucky to spend all those years with this man. There are few and far couples that can stay together through all the THICK and THIN. You two proved what it was to be a strong foundation for your family. There's not one person in this room that would disagree with me. You are surrounded by loved ones to continue to hold your strength. I love you Tishy!

To Joey - I don't have to tell you anything about your father that you don't already know. I do however, know with all I am – that you had the best teacher on how to be the best father to your own boys. I'm sure there will be times that you think “how did dad handle this” and that alone will be your answer. I love you like a brother Joey.

To Stephanie - My dearest friend – no words can be said to you on how sorry I am that you have lost your father. Thank you for sharing him with me. I can tell you now that my own father (up in heaven) is showing him the ropes and I'm sure your dad is already talking cars with him. I'm here for you always. You will always be “his girl”… Daddy's girl.

To Joe - Thank you so much for sharing your life with all of us Joe Joe aka Pop Pop. I will never forget you and I will forever have a smile in your honor.

Susan Bittner Nation Doyle

January 4, 2013

To Friends and Family

This man was your uncle, cousin, teacher, joke teller and most of all; your friend. I know this all to be true because I am one that thought of Joe as a father figure to me since 1988 when I first met him and became best friends with his one and only daughter Stephanie.

To Tish

I know you already know this … but – you were so lucky to spend all those years with this man. There are few and far couples that can stay together through all the THICK and THIN. You two proved what it was to be a strong foundation for your family. There's not one person in this world that would disagree with me. You are surrounded by loved ones to continue to hold your strength. I love you Tishy!

To Joey

I don't have to tell you anything about your father that you don't already know. I do however, know with all I am – that you had the best teacher on how to be the best father to your own boys. I'm sure there will be times that you think “how did dad handle this” and that alone will be your answer. I love you like a brother Joey.

To Stephanie

My dearest friend – no words can be said to you on how sorry I am that you have lost your father. Thank you for sharing him with me. I can tell you now that my own father (up in heaven) is showing him the ropes and I'm sure your dad is already talking cars with him. I'm here for you always. You will always be “his girl”… Daddy's girl.

To Joe

Thank you so much for sharing your life with all of us Joe Joe aka Pop Pop.

Tom and Dawna Taylor

January 4, 2013

I almost forgot. God Bless Nancy, the lady from Hospice for taking care of my buddy in his final days. YOU are truly an ANGEL here on earth. THANK YOU!

Tom and Dawna Taylor

January 4, 2013

My Dear Friend,
Words alone cannot express how I feel about you Joe. I loved you like a brother and respected you like my father.I can honestly say I have never met anyone else quite like you! Always smiling, even in the worst of times. Always worried about other people, putting EVERYONE ELSE ahead of yourself.
You were a loving husband and a wonderful father and grandfather. You somehow seemed to touch everyone around you in such a positive way.
You loved and cared for your family and anyone else that needed help,NEVER asking what's in it for me. Lord knows you helped me with anything, anywhere,anytime.I knew I could count on you and I hope you knew you could count on me. That's what a TRUE friendship is all about.
I'm so glad your loving family had your birthday party for (God Bless you guys). It was so great to see you smile in such a difficult time.
The ROAD TRIP to the GOODGUYS car show in Charlotte was also a special time for me, your family and most of all for you Joe.
I could go on and on about the fun times we had on our road trips together, but I'm sure anyone that's ever been with Joe on any kind of trip knows what I'm talking about. ALWAYS FUN!
Although I write this with a heavy heart, I will always have Mr. Kuhn and the wonderful memories he created for me deep in my heart.
God Bless the family, and Joe, My dear friend, may you rest in peace!

Tish, Joey and Stephanie If you need anything in this difficult time, please let us know.