Frank R. Kuhn

February 2, 1933May 14, 2019

Frank Rudolph Kuhn, 86, of Oviedo, Florida succumbed to cancer on Tuesday, May 14th at the Oviedo Medical Center. He was born to Paul and Lore Kuhn in Rastatt, Germany on February 2nd, 1933. They moved to New York City, New York when Frank was 2 years of age.

Frank is survived by his wife of 40 years, Iris Small Lloyd, his sister, Daniela Daniels, his 2 daughters, Katherine Silverton and Lauren Halyak, son, David Kuhn, and two grandchildren, Kenneth Silverton and Rachel Halyak.

After graduating from High School Frank enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July 21, 1950 and retired on August 31, 1976 as a Lieutenant Commander. During his military career, he was awarded a Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, and Navy Commendation Medal. After retirement from the U.S. Navy, he worked as a Defense Contractor for Northrup Services, Inc. for 15 years and at Walt Disney World for several years, finally retiring in 2005.

Frank and Iris enjoyed travelling across the United States in their motor home. They were both master Barbeque judges for the Kansas City Barbeque Society and judged in over 200 events. Frank was an avid chef and his repertoire ranged from French fine dining to his native German dishes. He loved animals, especially his Yorkshire Terrior, Barbie.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 21st at the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home at 7520 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, Florida. Viewing will be from 10:30 - 11:30 AM and services will be conducted from 11:30 - 12:30 AM. Interment will be at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 U.S. Highway 1, Mims, Florida at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019


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Clifton Welch

May 20, 2019

During my 20 years as a Kansas City Barbecue Contest Representative, it was always a honor and a pleasure to have my dear friends Frank and Iris show up. The experiences we shared during so many BBQ events will be held as treasures in my mind and heart. Frank's smile and his humor were so special and will always be remembered. As we lose earthly contact with such a special man, we can count on him being at Table Number One at the Grand Championship above the clouds.

God Bless and Memories Forever!
Just Clifee

Laura and Byron Goodrich

May 18, 2019

Many lovely visits with Frank when you all would come to SC to visit. He was an amazing chef (cooking us delicious meals from the kitchen of an RV!)

Our hearts go out to Iris, Danni, Lauren and Rachel for this significant loss in your lives.