Albert F. Kuehn, Age 90, of Fredonia. Born on Feb 13th, 1930 at home in Sheridan, NY to Leo Joseph and Ruth (Crowell) Kuehn and died November 19th, 2020 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.
Devoted husband to and survived by his wife Concetta (Arcoraci) Kuehn of 67 years. Loving father to his 2 daughters, Ruby (James) Nosek and Jill Kuehn (Richard H. Morgan Jr.), one grand daughter Ashley Nosek and many grand dogs. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, his 2 brothers Richard Leo Kuehn and Ernest Manley Kuehn, and his grandparents Abbie (Aldrich) and Albert Horace Crowell of Cherry Creek, NY and Wilhelmina (Myer) and Joseph John Kuehn of Dunkirk, NY.
His love for dogs and horses came from him growing up on a farm.
Albert enlisted in the US Navy, August 1947 at the age of 17. He was assigned to the USS Saipan, an air craft carrier. He was Honorably discharged in 1950, and then 9 months later he was called back to duty in the Navy for the Korean War. He was then assigned to the USS Maury, a survey ship. Al received his second Honorable discharge in August of 1954.
Prior to returning to the Navy due to the war, Al began working at Allegheny Ludlum Steel in 1950. After his 2nd Honorable Discharge he returned to Allegheny Ludlum / AL Tech Steel and retired in 1990 after 40 years. Al spent most of his career there as a carpenter.
In 1977, Al along with 5 other employees of the AL Tech Specialty Steel Corporation founded the AL Tech Specialty Steel Federal Credit Union in Dunkirk, NY using their own money. Al was a board member of the CU for 25 years, and retired as President of the Board. The credit union is now known as Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union.
Al’s hobbies included gardening, woodworking – specializing as a finishing craftsman and reading history & war time books. He also loved playing Pinochle & traveling with his family in his retirement years. Albert’s favorite place to travel was Walt Disney World where he loved to watch the parades & fireworks.
Following the guidelines and protocols administered by the governor of New York, family and friends may call from 3-7 p.m., Nov. 23, at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Full military honors will be accorded by the John W. Dill American Legion Post 434, Brocton. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia.