Paul Denis Kuehner, DO, was taken to Heaven by angel’s wings on Thursday, January 27, 2022. On September 16, 1939, Denis was born in Binghamton, NY, to Paul Kuehner and Mary Snyder Kuehner as the first of four children. His siblings, who predeceased him, include Philip Kuehner, Marie Bendert, and Gary Kuehner. On January 7, 1961, he married Patricia Ann Wells of Vestal, NY. Their children include Rick Kuehner, Kathleen Heaton, Kristine Latimer, and Karen Logan. His wife preceded him to Heaven in 1995. Denis’s family was expanded to add two stepchildren in subsequent years: Stephanie Shapiro and Kristen Pringle. His grandchildren, through Kathleen, include Patricia, Kristen, Kathryn, and Kyle Heaton. Through Kristine, his grandchildren include Lily and Laura Latimer and great-grandchild Maxwell Barba.
With a goal to be a medical doctor, Denis graduated from King’s College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He began his family medical practice in 1966 in Orefield, PA, at the Orefield Medical Center, where he practiced for over 30 years. He later relocated to Sanibel Island, FL, where he continued to practice at San Cap Medical Center until his passing. He was the consummate community doctor and loved taking care of generations of families. Denis never wanted to retire, and God granted him this gift. All those who have had the joy of knowing him well know that being in the great outdoors was his other lifelong passion.
The family asks if anyone would like to donate in Denis’s memory to consider Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL (hopehcs.org), the center that took attentive care of him during his final days, or St. Isabel Catholic Church in Sanibel, FL (saintisabel.org), that celebrated his life with a Mass with his family in attendance.