Philip Kunes

Philip Kunes

November 30, 2017

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Philip Kunes

Philip E. Kunes, 74, stepped forward into his next adventure, joining his late spouse, Debra Spencer, Thursday evening on November 30th.

Surviving a stroke in 2006 that left him paralyzed and wheelchair bound, Phil succumbed to cancer attacking him a few months ago. . Although in a wheelchair for over 10 years Phil was anything but defeated. He will be remembered as the man who always had a laugh and a quick joke for those around him. He enjoyed people, loved children, and faced whatever life handed him with determination and an uncanny sense of humor. He will be so very missed, and leaves an empty spot in so very many hearts.

Philip is survived by his son, Philip Andrew (Christine); daughter, Jennifer and her son Chris of Indiana; also his daughter, Sandra (Rodney) Drain-Braswell, and their children; granddaughters, Brayonna and Cyndra; great-grandson, Dontelvius, great-granddaughters, Alanna and Jayla of Atlanta Georgia and Rocky Mount North Carolina. Also of Rocky Mount North Carolina are Phils daughter Karen (Jerry) Spencer Mott, and grand daughter Betthany and grandson Derrek.

Phil also leaves behind his sister, Beverly Patterson of Lockport NY., and his sister, Mona Rauch of Clearfield Pennsylvania.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 11AM-7PM at Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Str, where the funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Monday, Dec.4th. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be offered below, and flowers may be purchased through The Flower Barn.


  1. Susan Kristiansen on December 2, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss, sending lots of love and prayers.x

  2. M J Jarmon on December 4, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I am truly sorry for the loss and pain that the Kunes family and friends are feeling because of losing Mr. Philip recently in death. Most of us have had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God’s promises like found here at 1 Corinthians 15: 26 and it tells us: “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: “And no resident will say “I am sick,” ever again. God’s kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Jehovah God invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Psalm 34:18
    You are in my prayers.

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