Marian Curtis Kunz

Marian Curtis Kunz, 95 went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2018.

Born in Ballston Center, NY on June 21, 1923, she was the daughter of Julia Relyea Curtis Kathan and Arthur Curtis, she grew up in Burnt Hills. Marian graduated from Skidmore and Russell Sage Colleges receiving her master’s degree in elementary education. She worked as a teacher at Corinth and Shenendehowa Central School District.

Marian was actively involved with the Shaker Heritage Society, a charter member of the Malta Ridge Fire Auxiliary, a member of the Malta Ridge United Methodist Church and DAR. She was an avid bridge player.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernest W. Kunz, her parents, sister Esther Bogdanowicz and brother Arthur Curtis.

Marian is survived by her children Gina Kunz (Richard Ruman) of Florida, Curt Kunz (Melissa Cornthwaite), Sandra Kunz, and Jamie Kunz-Butler (Jeffrey Butler) all of Malta; sister Virginia Sack; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Guest Book

Gary Czupil

Gina, Curt, Sandy, Jamie and Jeff,

Hearing of your mom’s passing brings to mind many different thoughts. Some sad, but also some wonderful.

I think of the wonderful Christmas Stocking that your mom knitted for me when I was first born and how I still look forward to putting it up each and every Christmas. I think of all the 1950s black & white photos that I have showing us as babies and our moms giving us so much wonderful love. I think back to my parent’s wonderful old 8mm home movies showing your mom and dad dancing joyously at the neighborhood New Year’s Eve Party they hosted there at the “flat top”. I think back on how your mom always greeted me with such a wonderful, big smile whenever I came by your house to get into some sort of trouble with you guys. And I think about how both of our wonderful parents worked endlessly to provide for our happiness.

Now, all of our parents are back together again. And as hard as it is, at a time like this, I’m sure they’d want us to be thinking back on all of the wonderful thoughts that each of us have .

With Prayers,
Gary Czupil

Karen Bridger

Dear Sandy,
Please know how sorry I am for your loss. There's no way to explain how hard it is to lose your mama. Mine's only been gone since May. I'm back in New York and living in Jonesville. We'll get a chance to catch up and comfort us soon. Til then, please remember there's peace and love to access to help you through the sorrow.
Love you always,
Karen Louise.

Jim Arnold

Sandy, I’m so sorry for your loss. The Bible gives her the chance for a resurrection. As Jesus said “she’s just sleeping”. So you can see her again.


Leslie Paddock Mishrell

I am sorry to hear about your mom. I hope all your great memories will help you through this difficult time.


Jody Wheeler

My thoughts are with you at this time. It is a passage we all are going through at this time of our lives. I'm glad you had her for 95 years.. wow. So many memories I am sure for all of you Kunz kidz.



Gerry King


I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.


Josephine Treurniet Spriggs

Gina, My condolences to you and family. The years have gone by so quickly and my warm remembrances and prayers in the passing of your Mom.

Ardella Hutchins

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I remember her well from the Malta Ridge Methodist Church. She was a wonderful lady. May the memories that you have sustain you during this difficult time.

The Guilfoyle Family

Jamie, We are so saddened to her of your Mother's passing. You were blessed to have two wonderful parents. You and Jeff are in our thoughts and prayers.