Dr. Kenneth N. Kunzman Obituary

Dr. Kenneth N.  Kunzman
Dr. Kenneth N. Kunzman

March 31, 1939 - October 22, 2019
Born in Plainfield, New Jersey
Resided in Boynton Beach, Florida


Kenneth Kunzman, age 80, died peacefully at his home on October 22, 2019.

Born and raised in Plainfield, NJ, Dr. Kunzman was devoted to his family, to his medical practice and to his community. He received his B.A. degree from Colgate University and his M.D. degree from Seaton Hall University (now UNDMJ/Rutgers). His medical career began with an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital followed by a residency in Otolaryngology (ENT) at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kunzman Proudly served in the U.S. Army medical Corps as a Major during the Vietnam War. In 1971, Dr. Kunzman opened his Somerville, NJ, medical practice, Somerset ENT, which later merged with a large group in 2009 to become ENT and Allergy Associates in Bridgewater, NJ. He was on the staff at Somerset Medical Center for 41 years, retiring in 2012. For 25 years, Dr. Kunzman spent is days off working as Chief of ENT at Lyons Veterans Hospital, Lyons, NJ, giving back to our veterans and service members.

After raising his family in Bridgewater, NJ, Dr. Kunzman and his wife Susan retired to Boynton Beach, FL. Dr. Kunzman, however, found retired life too quiet, and soon returned to part-time medical practice at the Cleveland Clinic/Florida.

Dr. Kunzman was a former member of Temple Beth El in Somerville, NJ. His interests were many and reflected the vibrancy and zest for life he was well known for: running, skiing, tennis, golf, and gardening were among his favorite activities. He went to the gym every day—often twice! A voracious reader, he always had at least one book in progress, particularly favoring American history. Later in life, he took the time to pursue his passions for painting and piano. He loved his family, a good joke, the Giants, movies, his vacation home in Quechee, VT, the New York Philharmonic, Broadway plays, and dinners with friends.

Surviving Dr. Kunzman is his loving wife of 55 years, Susan Weiss Kunzman, daughters Margaret Kunzman Canihan Jill Kunzman Greene, and son Mark Kunzman; son-in-law Rabbi Shmulie Greene and daughter-in-law Kristin Kunzman; 11 grandchildren -Ciara, Isabel, Gavriella, Michael, Hadassah, Allison, Naomi, Moshe, Sadie, Zev and Remy. He is also survived by his sisters Lois Kunzman Shapiro and husband Dr. Robert Shapiro and Judith Kunzman Benderson.

His son Daniel Jay Kunzman predeceased him.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, October 27th at 11 a.m at Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home. 111 N. Gaston Ave. Somerville, NJ.

Please send memorial contributions to Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties Or NJ NCSY




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Sunday, October 27, 2019
11:00 AM
Temple Sholom Cemetery
Chimney Rock Road
Bridgewater, NJ US
Sunday, October 27, 2019


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