552 North Main Street, Akron, OH 44310 | Tel: 1-330-376-3032
Home  | About  | Contact

Stella M. (Judge) Kunkler

Born: Thu., Apr. 9, 1931
Died: Mon., Jun. 5, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 16, 2017
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 17, 2017
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church


Sat., Jun. 17, 2017
Location: All Saints Cemetery

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers

Stella Margaret Kunkler, 86, of Stow passed away June 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Stella was born in Akron on April 9th, 1931, to William and Julia (Berardi) Judge. She graduated from North High School in 1949.

Stella was well known for her extremely active spirit. She was a charter member of the Silver Lake Country Club (SLCC) where she enjoyed many years of golf and social gatherings. She also played golf with many area groups, including the Daffy Duffers. Stella was an avid bridge player at both the Cuyahoga Falls Women’s Club and SLCC. She loved spending time with her many friends, sharing countless meals and laughs with her Wednesday Morning Breakfast Gang and Friday Dinner Group at SLCC. She also had an immense passion for singing. She was instrumental in establishing the St. Vincent's Adult Choir and was an active member for 46 years, and was also a member of the Ravenna Choir. Stella was a devoted volunteer at St. Thomas Hospital and was involved in the founding of Tarry House. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes football fan and frequently attended games for over 50 years.

Stella was preceded in death by her husband Paul Joseph Kunkler, her son Paul Matthew Kunkler, her brothers Dennis and Michael Judge, and sister and brother-in-law Fran and Bill Nelson. She is survived by her son Stuart (Michelle) of Cincinnati; daughter Margaret (Mark) Miller of Chicago; and grandchildren Allie and Anne Kunkler; Jake Michalak; and Delaney and Auden Miller. She also leaves her sister and brother-in-law Ranna and Bob Sullivan of Sun City, Arizona, as well as many nieces and nephews including Terry (Louise) Means of Tennessee; and Mary Means of Cuyahoga Falls.

She will be remembered for her love, devotion, and thoughtfulness towards her family and friends, her fearless spirit, her beautiful singing voice, and her undying will to make every day more lively than the last.

Calling Hours will be from 5-7 pm Friday, June 16th at Hennessy Funeral Home, 522 N. Main St., Akron.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 17th at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 164 W. Market St., Akron. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Northfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the CURED Foundation, PO Box 32, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, or at curedfoundation.org.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Direct website to florist ordering, saving on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home

Susan Hill
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
See you in heaven Stella. Loved having you as a bridge partner!

Pamela Janaro
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
To the family ...
Stella was one of my mom and dad's best friend, John and Helen Jannelli. My sincerest condolences to all the family and you will be in my prayers throughout this week.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Gary Thompson
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Dear Stu, Margaret and Family,

Stella was on of my dearest friends for the last 40 years. I will miss her and remember all the wonderful time we shared.

With All My Heart,


   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear this. Please accept my deepest condolences. May your memories warm your heart and bring a smile to your face in time. My hope is that God will give you the strength and power you need as you cope with the loss of Stella. Isaiah 40:29

Copyright © 2021 Hennessy Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use