Sophia E. “Betty” Kuntz

Sophia Kuntz

Sophia E. “Betty” Kuntz, 90, of 584 Church Street, St. Marys, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Newhaven Court in Greensburg, PA.

She was born August 23, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Nicholas and Irene Wilhelm Fritz.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941.  She was a former employee of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in St. Marys.

On July 3, 1948 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married John E. Kuntz who preceded her in death on May 30, 2008.

She is survived by two sons, David J. Kuntz of St. Marys and Timothy J. Kuntz and his wife Marybeth of Greensburg, PA; seven grandchildren, Gregory Dinio, Kathleen Dinio, Nicholas Dinio, Ryan Kuntz, Brendan Kuntz, John Connor Kuntz, and Audrie Marie Kuntz; and three great grandchildren, Cameron Kuntz, Elijah Kuntz, and Joshua Kuntz.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Susan Dinio and Justina Kuntz; a grandson Christopher Dinio; three sisters, Mary Louise Benninger, Ruth Wittman, and Irma Farrell; and two brothers, Ralph Fritz and Richard Fritz.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Kuntz was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and a former member of the Bell’s of St. Marys.  She enjoyed hiking, dancing, and was a clogger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Thomas More Sikora, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 6:00 till 8:00 PM.

Joan Smith March 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

I was closer to her sister, Ruth. She was a classmate. But as a distant cousin, I always thought Betty was a special person.

Sharon Farrell Hazen March 23, 2014 at 10:14 am

Dear David, Tim and families,

We wanted to offer our sympathies to you all on your loss. Aunt Sophia will be missed by all. Butch and I are sorry we couldn’t make it up to St. Marys for the viewing or the funeral, work calls for us, but we shall be thinking of you all, and keeping you in our prayers. Words aren’t close to being enough to show you that we care and understand what you are feeling at this time. Please accept our condolences.
Sympathies,
Sharon & Butch Hazen

Betty Roth March 24, 2014 at 7:22 am

Betty was a very dear friend. We enjoyed many times together from card club, square dancing, cross skiing, travelling to Florida, among others.
Love,
Betty Roth

Greg Kuntz March 25, 2014 at 7:55 am

Dave and Tim,
We were sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Sympathies,
Greg and Camille Kuntz

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