Basil H. Kuhn, 86

February 22, 2011

AUG. 25, 1924-FEB. 22, 2011

SMITHSBURG, Md. — Basil H. Kuhn, 86, of Wolfsville Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the VA Medical Center Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 25, 1924, in Garfield, Md., he was the son of the late Chester and Bessie (Draper) Kuhn.

He attended Wolfsville Schools.

He retired from the U. S. Navy and was a veteran of W.W.II.

He was a member of South Mountain Rod and Gun Club Smithsburg, Funkstown American Legion Post 211, VFW Post 1936 and Amvets Post 10, both of Hagerstown and life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Lois A. (Brown) Kuhn, whom he married Sept. 3, 1964; son, Basil E. Kuhn, Sr. and wife, Carolyn, of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; grandsons, Basil E. Kuhn Jr. of Hancock, Md., and Joseph E. Kuhn of Waynesboro, Pa.; eight great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by eight sisters and five brothers.

Services will be held Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at 11 a.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, with Pastor Ronald Kurtz officiating. Burial will be in Mount Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Foxville, Md., with military honors given by Amvets Post 10 and The Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Washington County Humane Society, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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