KUNTZ, Kenneth

KUNTZ, Kenneth J.

Kenneth J. Kuntz, 88, was born July 4, 1934, in Dayton, Ohio. He died on August 31, 2022. He resided in Bethany Lutheran Village. Ken attended Cornell University from 1956 to 1957 in the School of Hotel Administration; he completed his undergraduate education earning a BA in English and Drama in 1958 from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. He earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology in 1963 from the University of Cincinnati. He was an instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor of psychology at UD from 1976 to 1993, as well as a teaching consultant and director of faculty development. UD recognized his achievements with the prestigious Lackner Prize for embodying the ideals and traditions of the University of Dayton. Each year, the Kuntz Prize is awarded to the outstanding graduate who exemplifies scholarship and service to UD and the Department of Psychology. Ken has participated in many civic activities. He served on the executive committee of the Eastway Mental Health Association and the Dayton Area Psychological Association. Ken has also served on the Walk of Fame Advisory Board and the Dayton History Preservation Advisory Board, where he chaired the annual Historic Preservation Award. He and his wife, Mimi, have served on the Victory Theater Volunteer Council, the Dayton Opera Guild Council, and the Montgomery County Historical Society Guild Council. They hosted many opera fundraising dinners at their home and for years supported the Dayton arts community. His parents Walter F. Kuntz and Pricilla Kammer Kuntz preceded Ken in death. Ken is survived by his beloved wife Micheline “Mimi” Dupuis Kuntz and his nephew Duane Kuntz. A Christian burial mass will be held Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on the University of Dayton campus. Visitation will take place one hour before Mass at the UD Chapel. Patrons should stop at the Guard Shack along the main UD entrance (one block east of Brown Street) for parking directions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, 126 N. Main Street, Suite 210, Dayton, OH 45402 or University of Dayton, Daniel J. Curran Place, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-7054. Glickler Funeral Home Management Arrangements.

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