OBITUARY

Katherine Ewing Kuntz

February 19, 1980January 27, 2021

Katherine (Katie) Ewing Kuntz, age 40, of Kettering, passed away on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 after a three year battle with brain cancer. Katie was born on February 19th, 1980 to Carol and George Kuntz. She attended Alter High School followed by the University of Dayton for her undergraduate and earned her J.D. from the Univ. of Dayton School of Law. Katie was a valued employee of Lexis Nexis where she won many awards and trips. During her 40 years of life, she touched the lives of everyone who knew her.

Katie fought for those who didn’t have a voice; she started fostering pit bulls and any other dog that needed a forever home. This gave Katie so much joy and was one of her greatest passions. Her goal had always been to fight to make way for change. She educated others to not sweat the small stuff, and always stand for what you believe in. She was an idol to her youngest sister, Megan, and a best friend to her sister, Molly. She was an absolute treasure to her parents, who were always her biggest cheerleaders and supporters during the good and difficult times.

Katie loved Bethany Beach, DE, yoga, music, shopping, Balenciaga purses, shoes, horses, travel, Swedish fish candy and black licorice and books. She supported the arts, always made time for her nieces and nephew, and always had a love for fashion. Katie enjoyed a glass of red wine every night, and loved dining at the Oakwood Club, her favorite restaurant, with family or friends.

As a light to our world that burned so brightly for 40 years, her spirit will continue to light this earth that has lost her. Katie Kuntz is survived by her parents, Carol and George Kuntz; her sisters, Molly Vincze (Andrew) and Megan Kuntz; her nieces, Avery and Emma Vincze and nephew, Louie Vincze, her dog Tanner, beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and countless dear friends and co-workers who will continue to share their stories and wisdom from the very person they learned from. Katie, the love you have given us has no boundaries. We love you.

A special thank you to Chris Kuntz, cousin, who was always there for Katie and will be Tanner’s human going forward and also to Hospice of Dayton for the incredible gift they give their patients and families. Donations in Katie’s memory can be made to Wonder Dogs, Katie’s passion: 3108 Swartzel Rd., Farmersville, Oh 45325, EIN 82-1934382, 501(c)(3) or The Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

Due to Covid, a service for Katie and a Celebration of Katie’s life will be held during the spring. Updates will be made to family and friends.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life to follow Mass at Dayton Country Club

Memories

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Cara Lammlein

February 5, 2021

Katie is one of the strongest individuals I've ever known. Whenever I'd go to the Kuntz household to play with Molly, I was always interested in seeing what Katie was up to too. I remember a paper she wrote for school. It spoke about how history should really be called herstory, due to how many women made huge impacts in life, culture, everything. She was always such a strong woman... stunningly beautiful but more important, incredibly smart, funny, and down to earth. I am so grateful that I had a chance to visit her in the hospital recently and share some laughs. We spoke a bunch about our dogs. I showed her a picture of my dog Stella and in that particular picture, it looked like Stella was meditating. We couldn't stop laughing at it. Before I left I gave her a hug and told her I loved her and she said the same. The Kuntz family has been like a second family to my sister and I, especially when we were growing up. We'll always remember all the great times we had with her. I've been keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Cara

Molly Nevius

February 4, 2021

Sending love to the Kuntz family. Katie was a bright light.

Barbara & Tom Gloady

January 31, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We had come to know Katie at Tom and Adela’ s cookouts. She was such a nice, sweet, interesting person to get to know. It was truly a joy to come to know her. We will miss her sweet smile. Barbara and Tom Gloady

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