S. READING, Vt. – Ronald Ralph Kuhnel, 78, died Nov. 18, 2019 at home in South Reading. He was born Nov. 26, 1940, the son of Ralph and Laura (Shackett) Kuhnel in West Springfield, Mass. Ron graduated from high school in West Springfield where he was later married to Gail White. He owned and operated a Sunoco gas station and repair shop in West Springfield until moving to South Reading in 1982. He then managed the Sandri Sunoco station in Ludlow until retiring in 1994.
Ron was a private and quiet man who will be remembered by many of his clients as a man you could trust. In his free time during his retirement, he enjoyed building furniture.
He is survived by his wife Gail of South Reading; children Robin Kuhnel of Springfield, Vt., Randy Kuhnel (Kara) of Nixa, Mo., and Tracy Caufield (Jeff) of Marshfield, Mo.; grandchildren Savannah Cole, Marissa Varga, Cody Caufield, Kristin Kuhnel, Emily Kuhnel, and Mylie Kuhnel; great-granddaughter Norah Cole; a brother Barry Kuhnel (Janet) of West Springfield, Mass.; and sister Joyce Fournier of Chicopee, Mass.
At Ron’s request, there will be no services.