Joseph J. Kuenzle

Born August 9, 1923

Joseph J. Kuenzle, known fondly as Joe, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Born in Fair Hill, MD on August 9, 1923, Joe was the son of the late James Kuenzle and Mary Ellen (Holland) Kuenzle. After graduating from Kenmore High School, he bravely served his country as a member of the US Army 101st Airborne Division during WWII. A self-employed and talented auto mechanic, Joe was the owner of Joe’s Texaco in Newark for many years prior to joining the staff of AMC Jeep, also located in Newark.

He was a charter member of Kingswood United Methodist Church, where he was active in his congregation. In his leisure time, Joe enjoyed bowling, golf, gardening, visiting Delaware Park and traveling. He was an avid supporter of the University of Delaware Blue Hens and enjoyed attending football games. Above all else, Joe was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who adored spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Sall. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Pauline (McIntire) Kuenzle; children, Louise Bachman (Jim) of Killeen, TX, Ed Kuenzle of Newark, DE and Paula Kuenzle of Newark, DE; sister, Virginia Korstange of Battle Creek, MI; and grandson, Trevor Bachman.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Seasons Hospice for the exceptional care they provided to Joe during his illness.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Friday evening, March 13, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, March 14, 2015, at the Kingswood United Methodist Church, 300 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingswood United Methodist Church, at the address above.


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  • Praying the peace of God will be with all of you during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers to all.

  • Prayers for you all Kingswood UMC from First UMC Killeen heavens angels watching over. Because He lives we can all face tomorrow. Grace and salvation is the Christians joy. Comfort and Peace. Rosalind Honchul for United Methodist Women FUMC Killeen.

  • Due to Ginny’s health we are not able to come out there for the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with
    your family. Uncle Joe will be missed very much.

    We have sent a memorial contribution to the church from:
    John, Carolyn and Ginny Korstange
    Cathi and Matt Rochelle
    Jenni and Chris Keeton

  • Pauline & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was such a great person, I have missed him after all the years we worked together. May God bless you all, you are in my prayers.

  • We were so sorry to hear that he passed away are prayers are with you Mr.& Mrs. Charles Dill & Family