Michael W. Kuchera, 59

JAN. 29, 1952-JAN. 12, 2012

January 13, 2012

Michael W. Kuchera, 59, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.

Born Jan. 29, 1952, in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of Michael and Dorothy (Cowitch) Kuchera.

He was married to Kathleen Hoffner Kuchera.

Michael was employed by JLG Industries.

He graduated from Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, and later attained his Master of Business Administration degree from Wilkes University.

Michael is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathleen M. Kuchera of Chambersburg; three children, Michael W. Kuchera III of Brighton, Mass., Katie (wife of Eric) A. Fesig of Harrisburg, Pa., and Dr. Frank J. Kuchera of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Donna (wife of Jim) M. Corson of Fleetwood, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and a special dog, Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Catholic Cemetery, with the Rev. Keith M. Carroll officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Drive, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to the charity of one's choice.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 725 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, is handling the arrangements.

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