Hans J. Kuehl

01/31/2012 4:41 PM |

Hans J. Kuehl of Riverhead died Jan. 25 at the age of 75.

He was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Kiel, Germany, to Johannes and Henny (Kloth) Kuehl.

In 1960, he married Joan Tyrell and they lived in Flushing and later West Hempstead and Lindenhurst. He worked for many years as an electrician for the New York City Transit Authority until he retired. He and his wife then moved to North Carolina and Florida, but eventually they returned to Long Island and settled in Jamesport, and more recently, Riverhead.

Mr. Kuehl enjoyed model trains, car shows and traveling, according to family members. He was a member of Advent Lutheran Church in Mattituck and American Legion Griswold Terry Glover Post No. 803 in Southold.

He is survived by his wife; his sons, John, Joseph and Paul, all of Lindenhurst, and James, of Arizona; his sister, Ellen Schmahl of Germany; and two grandchildren.

The family received friends Jan. 29 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where Mr. Kuehl’s fellow Legionnaires conducted services. On Jan. 30, the Rev. George Summers also conducted services at the funeral home. Interment with U.S. Army military honors was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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