Kenneth Kunz

  • Born: March 16, 1931
  • Died: February 24, 2019
  • Location: San Mateo, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

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Kenneth Kunz – at rest in San Mateo on February 24, 2019, at the age of 87. Born in San Francisco on March 16, 1931, Kenneth was a sixth-generation San Franciscan. He grew up in the city and graduated Jefferson High School; he attended San Francisco State. At an early age he began working in the grocery business, which became his lifelong career. He worked many years for Safeway, Lucky, QFI, and Cala Foods. He was a member of the Grocery Workers Union, "WOW" (Widows and Widowers), and the Retail Clerks Retirees Club. He volunteered for service in the Korean War. He enjoyed stamp and coin collecting; he loved singing and dancing and will be fondly remembered as "the life of the party" who enjoyed making people laugh.

Ken is survived by his children, Debbie Rescate, Mike and Eric Thygeson, and Jessica Kunz; three grandsons, Donald and Kenneth Thompson and Joseph Rescate; and a brother, Donald R. Kunz; his first wife, Laura Kunz, and by other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Janice Thygeson, and his dear friend Emma Jacobsen, and by his son, Dennis Kunz, and a sister, Verna Teglia.

At his request, no services were held.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of Ken's passing.

I worked with Ken at QFI Stonestown in the 60's and 70's and he was one of the funniest and kindest men I ever knew.

Posted by Don - Salinas, CA - Coworker   June 02, 2019

I'm waiting for you to visit the way Mom visited. I'm waiting for the hole in my heart to heal at least a little.

Posted by Eric Thygeson - San Mateo, CA - Son   March 08, 2019


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