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Martin Kunz

Martin Francis "Marty" Kunz

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Obituary

Martin Francis Kunz 1954 –2019Martin Kunz, 65, of Medfield, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at home with his family by his side. He was born in Palo Alto, California, on August 8, 1954, the son of the late Charles George Kunz and Betty Rose Kunz. He was the beloved husband of JoAnn (Gallagher) Kunz; the devoted father of Heather (Wills) Humberson (Tyler) of Mansfield, Texas; the cherished grandfather of Danika and Everly; and the dear brother of Thomas Kunz (Rosemarie Sweeney) of Durham, North Carolina, Catherine Kunz (Deborah Hepburn)of New Hartford, New York, Jane Kunz of Flat Rock, North Carolina, and Elizabeth Kunz of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Marty was a graduate of the Dover-Sherborn Class of 1972 and later attended evening classes at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He worked for 47 years at Harvard Bioscience in Holliston as a Production Buyer/Planner and Facilities Manager. Marty had a lifelong passion for the outdoors. He was happiest when riding his bike, hiking, or walking trails in Medfield and Dover. He climbed Mt. Washington many times, rode his bike daily, especially enjoying long rides to Boston and Cape Cod. One of the most meaningful experiences of his life was sitting on a blanket in a field in Tennessee with JoAnn, observing the 2017 total solar eclipse, an even the had been waiting for since childhood. He also loved meteorology and had a sophisticated weather station at his home where he tracked weather religiously. He took particular pride in his yard and home in Medfield and had a wonderful Christmas light display every year. Marty was a very talented electrician and craftsman who loved completing household projects for his family and friends. He took immense pleasure in doing so, leaving special touches that were so appreciated by those who benefitted from the improvements he made to their homes. More than any of his achievements, Marty is defined by his kind, generous, and giving spirit, representative of his love and reverence for life. His peaceful, meditative, and philosophical approach to life helped him accept his cancer diagnosis and treatment with grace. His true goodness and energetic enthusiasms will continue to inspire and delight all of us, never to be forgotten, remembered gratefully. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marty’s name to Good Shepherd Community Care, 90 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA02459;or Blue Hills Observatory, bluehill.org/observatory-donate on line. A celebration of Marty’s life will be held on Saturday December 7, 2019 at The Kingsbury Club, 2 Ice House Rd, Medfield, MA 02052 from 2:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m
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Donald Barradas

Posted at 03:52pm
Marty was a God Send to all of us, he will be missed R.I.P. my good friend.

Donald Barradas

Posted at 03:48pm
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JoAnn Kunz Posted at 06:05am

Thank you for posting this pic Don. Marty LOVED Harvard and devoted his whole working life to the company. Loved all his co workers.
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Michele Santiago

Posted at 02:18pm
I was very upset to hear of Marty's passing. He was such a wonderful man and a good friend to me and Marvin for many , many years. Jo- my thoughts and prayers and love are with you. I am just so happy he is no longer suffering.

Micky
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Maureen Medeiros

Posted at 08:58am
I am so deeply saddened to hear of Marty's passing. Such a kind man. He did some electrical work for me at my house. I also worked with him briefly at Harvard Bioscience. My heart goes out to his wife, daughter, and grandchild. Prayers for you during this difficult time.
EB

Elden Boyt

Posted at 08:39pm
Dear Marty god love you buddy you were such a huge part of my life and you helped me more in life than most and I loved you always I’m so sorry this came on so suddenly god it doesn’t seem fair and never will but god knows I loved you for so many reasons 🙏🏻❤️ And always will Rest In Peace 🙏🏻 To Joanne, Heather and family and Marty’s extended family I’m with you all in love prayer and nothing but beautiful fun memories with this man 🙏🏻 Love always to you and everyone who loved you as well ❤️ Elden Boyt
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