3107 Davis Boulevard, Naples, FL 34104


Mr. Ronald William Kunow

Mr. Ronald William Kunow
April 7, 1939 – June 24, 2020

On Wednesday, June 24, Ron Kunow passed away suddenly while doing his most favorite thing. He was vacationing with his loving wife, Kathy in a resort on Sanibel Island. He is survived by his wife Kathy, son Mike and wife Madalyn of Greensboro, N.C., grandchildren, J Rahm of Louisville, KY., and Courtney and Garett Holton of San Diego, CA.

Ron and Kathy moved to Countryside in 1997. During that time Ron was very active in Country Manor, being President of his building almost from the beginning. He also served on many committees. He served on the Master Board, being elected for several terms. This year he retired as Treasurer but continued to serve on the Board.

Ron also served his country as a Army veteran as well as worked for the federal government for 33 years as a bank examiner. Born and raised in Chicago, moved to Kalamazoo/Paw Paw, MI (30 plus years) and then retiring to Naples (1997).

A private viewing was held for the immediate family. Cards of sympathy may be sent to his family, care of Naples Funeral Home, 3107 Davis Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34104. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Kathy and Ned Tobin

June 30, 2020, 5:21 pm

Dear Kathy,
Our deepest sympathies to you on the passing of Ron. Such a wonderful, hardworking man; it is an honor to have know him. Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers.
Kathy and Ned Tobin

Cathy Duran

June 30, 2020, 7:03 pm

Kathy, sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. May he Rest In Peace. He worked very hard for Countryside and Country Manor. Appreciate the work he did. Will miss him at the pool. Cathy and Brian Duran

Mary and Stan Woolven

June 30, 2020, 8:36 pm

Dear Kathy and family,

I look out the window and I expect to see Ron with a shovel, broom or his wheelbarrow. We will miss him and always be grateful for all the work he did around building #7220, and for the community. Rest in peace, neighbor.

With deepest sympathy,
Mary and Stan Woolven

Paul James

July 6, 2020, 3:50 pm

Dear Kathy and Family,
We are so sorry for Ron’s passing. I knew Ron professionally as a fellow National Bank Examiner, supervising national banks. He was respected by his peers and bankers he supervised. I am especially saddened that I did not know Ron was retired here in Naples, as I am in Estero. We would have enjoyed sharing stories and a glass of wine. Please call me at 239-405-1247 if you plan a Celebration of Life.
Paul and Barbara James

F. Stephen Henslee

July 6, 2020, 6:45 pm

Dear Kathy & Family,

Julia and I are saddened over Ron’s passing. Ron played a big role in my development as an examiner, and in the Kalamazoo staff’s development into a team. Being one of its senior examiners, Ron possessed a wealth of knowledge, and provided numerous training opportunities and advice to less experienced people, who moved on to higher positions and very successful careers.

Ron had an elan that contributed to the spirit of the Kalamazoo team. Who can forget all the team gatherings you and he graciously hosted at your Eagle Lake home in Paw Paw? That elan and his experience are what helped make us into The “A” Crew.

As you grieve over your loss, one of the problems with death is that survivors often feel left behind, but think of it this way. Ron didn’t leave you behind. He just went on ahead of you. Our faith tells us that we’ll see him again one day. In the meantime, Julia and I pray that your tears of sorrow will soon turn to tears of joy as you remember all the good there was in Ron. We hope we can attend his celebration of life.

Deb Fussell

July 7, 2020, 4:25 pm

Dear Kathy and Family,

So sorry to read of Ron’s passing. Ron was a kind man. Several memories flood my mind of the time I worked with Ron In Kalamazoo. I also fondly remember the Party times at your wonderful Paw Paw home with the Kalamazoo A Crew. Truly memorable times. Ron has a positive impact on every member of our team.

My heartfelt condolences to you.

Deb Fussell

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