Bertha W. Kunkel, 90

SEPT. 8, 1922-FEB. 17, 2013

February 20, 2013
  • Kunkel

Bertha Wilhelmina Kunkel, 90, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the Village of Robinwood, Hagerstown.

Born Friday, Sept. 8, 1922, in Pasadena, Md., she was the daughter of the late Henry Max Roberg and Regina Mary (Kenny) Roberg.

She was employed by Glenn L. Martin Co.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, the Washington County Homemakers, Leitersburg Club, Paramount 4-H Club and the Sunshine Leisure Club.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Richard M. Kunkel; five children, Paula (Kunkel) Jilanis of Cumberland, Md., Gerard F. Kunkel of Danestown, Md., David Kunkel I of Hagerstown, Alan P. Kunkel of Catonsville, Md. and Marcia J. (Kunkel) Degen of Roanoke, Va.; brother, Richard H. Roberg of Baltimore, Md.; five grandchildren, Sean R. Murray, Rebecca E. (Murray) Barker, Erin Kunkel, Richard David Kunkel II and Katherine E. Degen; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Kunkel; sisters, Cecilia A. (Roberg) Thomas, Regina M. (Roberg) Mildenberger and Josephine G. (Roberg) Lowe; and brothers, Ernest C. Roberg, Max Roberg and two infant brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, with Msgr. Richard Murphy as celebrant.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Memorial donations may be made to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or

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