Thomas Cary "Tom" Kuhn II, died on December 4, 2023, at the age of 88, in Port Royal, South Carolina. He was born on May 18, 1935 to Thomas Cary Kuhn and Mary Frances Kuhn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Ft. Pierce Florida. He attended Ft. Pierce High School, where he excelled in athletics. He ran the 440 in track and won most of his races; he held the record for game points for several years in basketball and was the quarterback and captain of the football team. In his senior yearbook he was nicknamed "Hero Kuhn."
Tom entered the USAF through their Air Cadet Program at the age of 18 and received his commission in 1955. He flew as a navigator and later was assigned as Base Comptroller at Hahn AB in Hahn, Germany in 1973 and at Shaw AFB in 1978. In 1978 he was honored as The Comptroller of the Year for the USAF. He retired in 1980 at Shaw AFB in Sumter, SC.
After his military career, Tom worked as the Executive Director of People's Natural Gas Company in the 1980s. After leaving People's he worked as an independent consultant and project manager. Tom held a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of South Carolina and a Master's in Management from the University of Colorado. He also attended the University of Florida prior to joining the Air Force.
He was active in his community and served on several civic boards, including Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army. He was a past president of the Sumter Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter, SC. There he served as a lay Eucharistic minister, lay reader and vestry member. He especially enjoyed serving with the KAIROS Prison Ministry in South Carolina.
Tom is predeceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, Nancy Kuhn, and his sister, Sara Haughton. He is survived by his sister, Judith Schlichter, his children Krista Grabenbauer and Thomas Cary Kuhn III, his grandchildren, Brandon Kuhn, Taylor Kuhn, Joshua Grabenbauer and Nancy Grabenbauer and his great grandson Harrison Kuhn.
A funeral service will be held January 12th at 11:00am at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the KAIROS Prison Ministry of South Carolina at kairosofsouthcarolina.org.
Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services – Bluffton, SC is assisting the family.