Charles William Kuehne, age 80, of LaBelle, passed away June 16, 2012 in Palmdale, Florida. He was born Jan. 1, 1932 in Rochester, NY, to the late Charles Alexander Kuehne and the late Rose Mae (Bence) Kuehne.
Charles was a former, longtime resident of Silver Spring, MD. He was a veteran of the US Navy. After he served in the Navy, he graduated from Clarkson College, Pottsdam, NY with a degree in Physics and then worked as an engineer for the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Silver Spring, MD. He married Veronica Jane Honsinger Nov. 26, 1959. Charles was a private pilot and loved flying, boating and traveled throughout the United States.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years: Veronica Jane (Honsinger) Kuehne, sons: Charles Clayton Kuehne of Danville, GA and Mark William (Stacey) Kuehne of Mortons Gap, KY daughters: Jan Marie (Rockne) Osterhoudt of Billings, MT, Sue Ann (Claude Jr.) Ford of Waldorf, MD, brother: Robert Louis (Marie) Kuehne of Frederick, MD, sister in law, Betty Kuehne (Fred) of Albuquerque, NM, six grandchildren, four step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren He was preceded in death by his brothers: William J. Kuehne (Kay) and Frederick Kuehne.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, June 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle with Robert Kuehne officiating. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home.