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Celebration of Life

Peter and Penny's Home
Sunday May 10th, 2015

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Peter J. Kunz

Peter J. Kunz of High Falls, NY passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 4, 2015. He was 71 years old. Peter was born on August 30, 1943 in Germany; he was the son of Johanna and Oskar Kunz.


Mr. Kunz was a successful special effects technician and was a member of IATSE Local 52. He retired from the film industry in 2013. Peter was an artist at heart and his creations can be seen throughout his home, studio and on his property.


Peter is survived by his wife Penelope “Penny” Belknap Kunz whom he married on May 16, 1976; his children, Cara Taylor of PA, Johann J. Kunz of New Paltz, Rowan F. Kunz of High Falls; his sister, Heidi Wetzel of Maryland; four grandchildren and one great grandson.


A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday May 10th from 4 to 5pm immediately followed by a potluck and music at Peter and Penny’s home in High Falls, NY.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Peter’s name to Heifer International.

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Peter was a friend of mine in my childhood and teen years. I have many find and funny memories of him. I was so sad to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Pat Lacey May 29 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Penny,
We were so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. He was a wonderful and generous man, always so willing to help. We enjoyed so much the time early on, when he printed at WSW, and more recently his generosity helping Tana with various projects. It was such a pleasure to observe his careful and thoughtful way of working. Peter gave Tana a plastic tank for her last fracking piece and every time it's exhibited, we think of Peter.
Our sincerest condolences.
Ann and Tana

Tana Kellner and Ann Kalmbach May 10 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Penny -

Pat and I are so sorry to hear about Peter's passing. We both have many fond memories of Peter. His ethics and perseverance to achieve excellence are legendary. Above all, Peter had a wonderful soul, and his presence will be truly missed. Please relay our heartfelt condolences to Rowan and Johann. With Love, Sincerely, Pat and Phil

Pat+Phil Marco May 9 2015 12:00 AM

Hi Penny,
I'm so sad to hear of the passing of Peter but hold fond memories of him and his shy wit. Thinking of him brings a smile to my face. My best to you and the kids.

Linda Flanagan May 7 2015 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all, and remembering a creative, funny and generous man.

Iain Machell May 6 2015 12:00 AM

When I worked for Air Power House many years ago, I had regular contact with Peter and enjoyed his creativity and humor! An amazing imagination! I am truly for your loss.. Bless you!
Patti Roudis

Patti Roudis May 6 2015 12:00 AM