Carl A. "Beba" "Hon" Kuhlman, 82, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon (June 6, 2012) at home.
He was born Oct. 20, 1929 in Farnham, the son of the late Carl L. and Martha (Jacobs) Kuhlman.
Mr. Kuhlman served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War.
He had been employed as a mechanic for Great Lakes Color in Dunkirk and had also worked as a truck driver for Prime Time Express out of Buffalo.
His memberships included Grace Lutheran Church in Dunkirk, American Legion Post 59 in Fredonia and past member of the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club.
Carl enjoyed spending time with his canine companions, Penny and Jack.
He was an avid wood-worker, model airplane builder, enjoyed hunting and was an overall Mr. Fix-It.
Survivors include his wife, Donna (Fancher) Kuhlman, whom he married Aug. 11, 1951 in Farnham; one son, Brian (Faith) Kuhlman of Dunkirk; one daughter, Lynette (fiance Rob Jennings) Kuhlman of Warren, Pa.; one sister, Nancy (Bill) Hyde of Kimball Stand; two grandchildren, Amanda (Charles) Bellows and Brett (Amber) Kuhlman; five great-grandchildren, Braden Gaffney, Nolan Gaffney, Norah Bellows, Kira Kuhlman and Brett Kuhlman; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cindy Kuhlman, in 1961; and a brother, Donald Kuhlman.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Pastor Daniel Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Willowbrook Park Cemetery. Calling hours will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.