Myron Kunce

Myron “Ray” Kunce, 80, passed away, May 21 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Ray was born September 16, 1933 at the home of his parents Myron Ford Kunce and Irene (Stewart) Kunce at Jefferson, Greene County.  He graduated from Scranton Consolidated School, Scranton in 1952.  Ray retired from 21 years of service with the Army (1954 to 1975) where he was awarded the Bronze Star in Vietnam.  He was awarded the Meritorious Service Award in Germany in 1975.  He served his Country in the U.S. and in other foreign countries.  From 1975 to 1995 he did Civil Service work for the Army at Castle Air Force Base in California.

He spent the last few years of his retirement at his home in Winton, California. He had recently moved to El Paso, Texas to be near his daughter.  He enjoyed various remodeling projects and landscaping his yard.  He loved his cats and nature.  He enjoyed helping and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his daughter Rebecca “Becky” Majors of El Paso, TX; a son Mike Knofler of Omaha, NE; and a granddaughter Ashley Knofler of Omaha, NE; three brothers, Jerry (Charlotte) Kunce, Sully; Ron (Jean) Kunce, Bakersfield, CA; Marv (Sylvia) Kunce, Jefferson; four sisters, Kathryn Hegwood, Carroll; Donna (Leon) Taggart, Scranton; Susan  (Bruce) Webster, Jefferson; and Linda (Bruce) Nelson, Glidden; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Lamonte (Williams) Kunce, nieces Kristine (Taggart) Hoyt and her infant daughter Arminda Grace Hoyt, Sherry (Hegwood) Jones, and Ashley Chizek; and nephews, infant Leon Edward Taggart Jr., Duncan Hunter, and Jacob “Jake” Taggart; and grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Graveside services with military honors will be held, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Scranton Township Cemetery with Bruce R. Webster of the Church of Christ of Jefferson officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home of Scranton and online condolences may be left for Ray’s family at

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