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Carol S. Kuntz | 86

October 12, 1937 - April 27, 2024

Carol S. Kuntz, 86, of Church Street, St. Marys, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Carol was born on October 12, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Priscilla Rigard Sterbank.  Carol was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956.

On May 5, 1962 in Queen of the World Church, Carol married Edward H. Kuntz, who survives.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her loving husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends.  Carol and her husband, Ed, loved to travel throughout North America.  Carol always had a smile and was there with a willing hand to help others.  She had a beautiful spirit.  Her kind words and actions touched many people.  Carol was very artistic and loved to paint with oil and watercolors.

Carol was active in the local community and held several positions.  She was the former President and Director of Elite Metal Products.  She was a board member of Elcam.  She also was a chairperson of Andrew Kaul Hospital Auxiliary Charity Ball.  Carol assisted with keuchel and bake sales at the local churches.  She was a Cub Scout leader and helped with various activities with her children.  Carol sent letters to the elderly people of Elk County and also military overseas personnel during military engagements.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Kuntz; sons, Douglas (Lynne) Kuntz and Robert (Christine) Kuntz; daughter, Julie (Michael) Brown; sister, Catherine Wendel; and brothers: John (Veronica) Sterbank, Daniel (Jane) Sterbank, and Joseph (Mary Pat) Sterbank; eight grandchildren: Heather, Ryan, Zachary, Derrick, Sarah, Michael, Meredith, and Thomas; and two great-grandchildren: Tycen and Gavyn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 11:00AM.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation for Carol will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, May 2, 2024 from 9:30AM until 10:30AM.

Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501-1920.



May 2, 2024
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

May 2, 2024
11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Final Resting Place

May 2, 2024
12:00 PM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. One the loveliest, kindest and sweetest people I have met. My heart goes out to Ed, Doug and the entire Family on your loss.
    She will be greatly missed.

  2. I worked with Carol for many years when she was a Director on the Elcam Board. She was always so nice, positive, and progressive in her thinking. It was always a pleasure to meet with her. My condolences to all in her family as she will be greatly missed.

  3. Our deepest condolences. I will always remember Aunt Carol’s kindness and loving smile. May her memory always be a blessing.

  4. Carol was kind and an overall wonderful person. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  5. So sorry for your loss, Carol was such a lovely person. Enjoyed the visits with her when you and Carol came to Eldred.

  6. My kindest thoughts and prayers for Carol’s family and friends. She was a lovely person.

  7. Julie,
    I am unfortunately scheduled to be out of town during the services, and cannot rearrange my schedule. In the past I lost one of my parents and know the challenge. My thoughts will be with you and your family through this, and particularly on Thursday with the services.
    Best regards,
    Rob Bart

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