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Ronald Eugene Kuhn, 79, devoted father and grandfather who adored his family

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Ronald Eugene Kuhn, 79, of Virginia Beach, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early hours of Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Ronald was born Aug. 18, 1940, to Howard and Alice Kuhn in Roanoke. He attended Maury High School in Norfolk.

The oldest of three children, Ronald grew up among a large extended family. He was very close to his Grandpa and Grandma Webster. Along with his brother, George, and sister, Carol, he spent a lot of time with his aunts, uncles and cousins, who he loved dearly.

As a young man, Ronald worked for many years with his uncles, Harold, Dan and Sammy, at their family-owned Gulf Station on Military Highway. It was there that he met the love of his life, Lois, on a blind date. Ronald also drove a fuel truck for another family business, F&W, while at the same time attending night school. He became a licensed mechanic and spent years working for Tidewater Service Center and Wilkins Chevrolet.

In 1963, Ronald enlisted in the Virginia Army National Guard. He retired after 20 years with many decorations, badges and commendations. He also had a second career at the Naval Aviation Depot in Norfolk. He retired as a lead aircraft machinist with many awards and accolades as well. In his retirement years, he spent time working for American Golf as a mechanic, where he unknowingly worked with his eldest daughter’s future husband and met the likes of Tiger Woods.

Ronald was well respected and worked hard, accomplishing many things in his different careers. But no job was more important to him or brought him as much joy than that of a devoted father and grandfather. He spent his last years with his four grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Peeps.” His best days were spent with them. He enjoyed painting, cooking and fishing. He loved spending time in nature and gardening. He was charming, funny and an excellent cook. He was a loyal fan of the Washington Redskins. He was a sharp dresser who knew how to cut a rug. He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. He knew no strangers and had no enemies.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard; and mother, Alice Kuhn.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Lois; their two daughters, Rebecca, and her husband, John Snyder, of Chesapeake, and Deborah, and her husband, Richard Bryant, of Virginia Beach; brother, George, and his wife, Mary Ellen Kuhn, of Chesapeake; sister, Carol, and her husband, Virgil Stokely, of Hertford, North Carolina; and four grandchildren, Wesley, Loretta, John David and Elizabeth. He was blessed to have had a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held at noon, Thursday, May 28, at Kempsville Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach. Due to recent restrictions, immediate family only will be attending the burial at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute or Union Mission Ministries.

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