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Christian C. Kunzler Jr., Chairman of Kunzler & Co., dies

July 28, 2014
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Christian "Chris" C. Kunzler Jr., 78, Birmingham, AL, formerly of Lancaster, PA, passed away on July 20th, 2014 at Meadowbrook Extended Care, Birmingham, AL, after a lengthy illness.

Chris served as president of Kunzler where he led the local meat processor for 40 years. He was Chairman of the board of Kunzler & Company since 1999.

During his leadership, Chris was a true entrepreneur, making bold decisions to make Kunzler one of the nation’s top 20 leading purveyors of meat products. As sales of Kunzler products exceeded the Lancaster plant, Chris purchased the Juniata Packing Company located in Tyrone, PA in 1984. In 1992, he purchased the Meadows Scrapple Company in Duncansville, PA. Today, Kunzler’s products can be found around the world. He always believed in the philosophy of quality comes first. His passion for perfection is a constant reminder of doing the job right the first time.

After graduating from high school and the Staunton Military Academy, he served two years in the United States Army before joining Kunzler & Company as a route salesman. An avid outdoorsman and supporter of the country’s natural resources, Chris enjoyed hunting and fishing trips to extensive locations throughout Pennsylvania and the USA.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Chris to the National Kidney Foundation or charity of choice.

Source: Kunzler & Co.

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