Robert Gene Kunkel
1936 — 2021
Robert Gene Kunkel, 84, husband of the late Theresa L. Conner Kunkel, of 38 Mizzen Lane, Salem, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Cottingham Hospice House. A native of Clifton, TX, Mr. Kunkel was the son of the late Conrad A. and Geneva Obenhaus Kunkel. He was an Eagle Scout and avid outdoorsman. He loved his calling in life which was to be an engineer. After completing a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Texas (Austin), he married his high school sweetheart Theresa Conner and moved to Los Angeles where he worked for Rocketdyne, a company which made rockets for NASA. While working full time, he attended UCLA and completed his Master's degree in...