Richard Joseph Kuhn, 73 years old, was called to be with his Heavenly Father peacefully on January 24, 2020. He was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Lester P. Kuhn and the late Florence M. Snow.
Richard is survived by his love of his life of 48 and half years of marriage, Cynthia Ann Stierwald: 2 daughters Kerrie Hutchinson (Mark) and Shannan Nunez (Chad): 4 grandchildren Evan Nunez, Morgan Hutchinson, Elle Nunez, and Luke Hutchinson: brothers William, Curtis, and Kenny: sisters Earline Roussell, Carol Flite, and the late Violet Kuhn: also survived by many nieces, nephews, and was known as Paw Paw to all.
Richard worked at Avondale Shipyard for 6 years, Orleans Parish School Board for 33 years, and Loyola University for 11 years. He proudly served in the Louisiana Air National Guard 159th Civil Engineering (Bayou Militia) as a Master Sergeant for 31 years. Richard, also known as “Coach Richie” by many, worked at St. Benilde coaching many sports teams, volunteered his time as a CYO coach and advisor, member of St. Benilde’s men’s club, and also a member of the Deutches Haus in New Orleans.
Richard’s favorite past time was watching the LSU tigers play football and seeing an undefeated season including beating Alabama, a Heisman winner, and another National Championship.
Richard was a very faithful man. He attended church regularly and loved his retreats to Manresa for the last 32 years. He lived his life for all his kiddos. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Paw Paw was always watching all of his grandchildren from the stands and was their biggest fan. He loved life and all that it had to offer. Richard was one of the kindest, sweetest, loving, caring, perfect gentleman that you could ever have the pleasure of knowing. He was the LIFE of the party. His generosity was noticed annually at the St. Patrick’s Day parade. He opened his home creating a fellowship of family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited for the visitation at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The Memorial Mass will begin at 12:00 p.m., officiated by Father Bob Massett followed by interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer that donations be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.