On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Beverly Kunkel, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully. She lived for 77 years, born to Joshua Bishop and Betty Alley in Charleston, WV and had four siblings (Roger Alley, Barbara Humphreys, Steve Alley, and Connie Vesper) whom she loved very much. She graduated from Wilson High School then Reading Hospital School of Nursing, after which she began her nursing career at Reading Hospital as a med nurse. She went on to become a dialysis nurse for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Reading and then with DaVita Healthcare Company. Her compassion and skill allowed her to help many patients in her 45 year-long career.
She found the love of her life in Larry W. Kunkel, and they married in 1965. They raised three children, and their love story continued for their entire marriage of 57 years. They were an example of commitment and devotion to their children and anyone that was lucky enough to see them together.
Beverly was a baker of amazing pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, a lover of James Patterson books, a collector of light houses, an enthusiast of Sudoku and puzzles, and the giver of the best hugs. She showed her love for her family and friends freely and often, and her warmth and kindness was felt by everyone who knew her.
Beverly enjoyed her yearly fall trips to Cape May with her husband and holiday get-togethers with her children and grandchildren. She and Larry retired to Bushkill, PA where they delighted in the daily visits by their “pet” deer and finding good local restaurants for lunch.
Beverly Kunkel leaves a legacy of selfless and unconditional love. She is survived by her husband Larry, her daughter Connie MacLuckie and husband Chris, her son Glenn and wife Amy, her son Mike and wife Stephanie, along with seven grandchildren who will all miss her forever.
A celebration of Beverly's life will be held privately, but donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association https://www.alz.org/?form=alz_donate