MSGT Robert Kuhn, USMC (Ret) and Seacoast MCL Detachment Life Member passed 11 January 2024

Passing of Robert Kuhn image of him wearing a plaid blue shirt with a smile on his face.

Portsmouth – MSgt Robert K. Kuhn, USMC Ret., age 96, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Robert was born on February 1, 1927. He was the son of Arthur and Mildred Kuhn of Sheakleyville, PA. He was a military veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Robert retired with honor from the US Marine Corps on August 31, 1966 after 20 years of service.

Upon his retirement from the Marine Corps he moved his family to Portsmouth New Hampshire. He then began a civil servant career at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery Maine, where he served as Chief of Police and in Naval Security. Retiring from the Navy Yard on June 1, 1989 allowed Robert and his wife Joan to move to the Villages in Florida during October of that year.

With Joan predeceasing him (April, 2002), Robert is survived by his son Gary Kuhn (NH), and his daughters Debra Scott (NH), Diana Shouse (NH) and Michelle Kuhn (MA). In addition Robert’s 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren will mourn his loss.

In 2005 Robert remarried Jane Stuart, of Bridlington England who proceeded him in death on May 12, 2020. Robert’s ashes will be placed at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen NH, and will be forever accompanied there with his first wife Joan.

Robert was a life member of the Seacoast Detachment Marine Corps League, Kittery Maine, and also a member of the military retirement family group in the Villages. Semper Fi.

Services: A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Monday, January 15th 2024 with a funeral to immediately following at 6:00 PM at J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St. Portsmouth. Interment with full military honors will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday January 17th at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen NH. All attending the interment must meet at the administration building no later than 10:50 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Semper Fi Fund,