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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

2401 Southwest 64th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

OBITUARY

Alan J. Kunkle

December 17, 1928June 28, 2020

Alan J Kunkle died peacefully in his daughter’s home on June 28, 2020 in Cooper City, FL at the age of 91. Alan is survived by his wife, Elsie and children, Wayne Kunkle, Nancy Murphy and son-in-law Bill Murphy along with 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; as well as Elsie’s 3 daughters, Janet Smith, Gayle Grant and Wendy Goryl, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Alan is preceded in death by his first wife, Marion.

Alan was born on December 17, 1928 in Kunkle, PA to Forrest and Arlene. He graduated from college with a degree in business. He married Marion, his high school sweetheart in 1949. After moving to South Florida, Alan began working for Marcal Paper Company as a paper salesman. The couple welcomed two children into their home. Alan’s children remember him as the perfect father who encouraged them to succeed in everything they chose to do in life. He was blessed to spend the last 14 years of his life with his loving wife Elsie. They always made each other laugh.

Alan was an avid hunter and boater who taught countless family friends how to waterski. He was a well-travelled individual who has been to 44 states. He loved his family and always put them first. One of his favorite things was spending time with family.

A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday June 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm , Located at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South, 2401 Southwest 64th Ave, Davie, Florida 33317. On Wednesday, July 1, 2020 there will be a funeral service at 10:30 AM. Rev. Devon Brown will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Alan’s life.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnsouth.com for the Kunkle family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to National Kidney Foundation.

  • FAMILY

  • Alan is survived by his wife, Elsie and children, Wayne Kunkle, Nancy Murphy and son-in-law Bill Murphy along with 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; as well as Elsie’s 3 daughters, Janet Smith, Gayle Grant and Wendy Goryl, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Alan is preceded in death by his first wife, Marion.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Memories

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Wayne Kunkle

June 30, 2020

My Dad was a avid Deer hunter and spoke gun safety and how much fun weapons can be if used rite. Also he couldn't catch a fish even if in a bucket.. His son in law Bill and grandson Danny are self taught fisher guys and good at it. YOUR WITH ME ALWAYS DAD, Wayne

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

June 29, 2020

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Patsy Fox

June 28, 2020

I remember those rides in the Everglades on his airboat. Also, the airboat breaking down and having to be rescued. Uncle Kunkle's sense of humor and repertory of jokes are legendary in my mind. Just a couple of weeks ago he got me with his wit when I made a suggestion about very gentle exercise (walking around the dining room table) while he was quarantining. One of a kind!!!!

Bonnie Fox

June 28, 2020

I’ll always remember our trips to Florida and him spending many hours trying to teach my sister and I how to waterski. Then to surprise teaching my kids with a smile on his face never giving up on them. I’ll never forget my road trip with him in the RV to surprise Nancy. He was always ready for a good time with family . Even though we lived so far away I always felt close to him.

Traci Jones

June 28, 2020

I will always remember Uncle Alan’s silly jokes and stories. One of my favorite childhood memories is him teaching a Jersey girl to waterski by tying my skis together. I LOVED seeing him at my college softball games. 💕

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY