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CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Charles Kuntz, 92, died peacefully Oct. 2 at Island Commons.
Born in Carney’s Point, N.J., he was one of 11 children of James J. and Charlotte B. (Cushing) Kuntz.
He later lived in Portland, Diamond Island and Long Island, where his father was a military tailor.
During World War II he worked on the Aucocisco transferring men and supplies to the Casco Bay Islands and setting training targets for the military as part of the Harbor Defense System.
In 1947 he married Evelyn Doughty and moved to Chebeague Island where he was a caretaker and ran private boats for the Ballard estate and several other long-time summer residents.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing and repairing anything mechanical.
He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn, and a son, Edward Weagle.
Surviving are a sister, Sarah Teague; a son, Charles M. Kuntz, and his wife Kathleen, and a daughter, Cis Tonks and her husband, Rick; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many close nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to acknowledge Ginnie Ballard, the staff of Island Commons, and Hospice of Southern Maine for their warm, loving care.
A memorial service was held at Chebeague Methodist Church last weekend.
Memorial contributions may be made to Island Commons, 132 Littlefield Rd., Chebeague Island, ME 04021.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
Please visit lindquistfuneralhome.com for additional information and to sign the guestbook.