Terry W. Kuehn, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his residence following an extended illness.
Kuehn was born April 18, 1943, in North Tonawanda, to the late Joseph Kuehn and Arlene Martin Kuehn. He served in the New York National Guard and was retired from Durez Plastics. Kuehn was a member of Chicopee United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Earl Heinrich.
Kuehn enjoyed hunting and loved to fish. He was a joy to be around; humorous, affable, loving and affectionate. Kuehn was a member of the Wheatfield Jaycees and a member and past president of Adam's Volunteer Fire Co. He was also a member and past president of Wheatfield's Democratic Club and chairman of the Wheatfield Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals.
Kuehn served as an assistant to New York State Assemblyman Matt Murphy. He was a member of the Wheatfield American Legion and the Gainesville American Legion, Post 0007. Kuehn was also a member and trustee at Chicopee United Methodist Church.
He served as Wheatfield's town supervisor for eight years.
Terry is survived by his wife, Jean Kuehn of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Seth and Susan Kuehn of Dacula, Georgia; daughter, Noel Browning of Gainesville; three grandchildren; sister, Joy Heinrich of North Tonawanda; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Diana Kuehn of North Tonawanda; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tony and Karen Carere of Gainesville, George and Ellen Carere of Gainesville, David and Carol Carere of Buffalo and Russ and April Carere of North Tonawanda; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6, at Chicopee United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Pinson and the Rev. Susan Maddox will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Chicopee United Methodist Church, 3 First St., Gainesville.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Terry W. Kuehn