Date of death: 12/4/2008
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1957
Reverend Thomas W. Kuhn, 77, of Tiffin, died at St. Francis Home in Tiffin. On March 7, 1931, in Tiffin, he was born to Albert and Hubertine (Mueller) Kuhn. Survivors include two brothers, George (Virginia) Kuhn and John (Dorothy Mae) Kuhn both of Tiffin; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Kuhn of San Diego, CA; many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Albert “Pete” Kuhn and a sister, Kathleen Sexton. Upon graduating from Tiffin Calvert High School in 1949 he entered seminary training for the priesthood at Saint Meinrad Seminary in Indiana. He attended Xavier University, Miami University, Notre Dame University, University of San Francisco and graduated from the University of California, Berkley. Rev. Kuhn held many degrees in Theology, Philosophy and Secondary Education Administration. He was ordained on May 25, 1957, in the Diocese of Toledo and was assigned to St. John’s Parish in Delphos from 1957-1965 as Pastor, Principal, Director of Athletics and as Director of Drama. In 1965 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Chaplain’s School and retired 27 years later with the rank of Captain. Throughout his military career, he served in the Philippines, Vietnam, Japan and many locations in the United States, including Washington D.C. and Hawaii where he was the Fleet Chaplain, Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he was appointed Pastor at St. Bernard’s and Mother of Sorrow Parish in North Auburn, OH until his retirement in 1997. At the request of the church and family, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Calvert Catholic Schools, St. Joseph Church, St. Francis Resident’s Activity Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.Published in the Toledo Blade on 12/06/2008.