Raymond J. Kuchinskas

Bucks County Courier Times

Raymond J. Kuchinskas of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Monday, July 19, 2010, at his residence. He was 78.

Born in Edwardsville, Pa., he was a resident of Port St. Lucie for 12 years, moving there from Levittown.

Raymond served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Prior to retirement, he was a high school teacher at Pennsauken High School in Pennsauken for 27 years. He previously taught biology and was a basketball coach at Woodrow Wilson High School in Levittown.

Mr. Kuchinskas was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had a love of learning and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Teresa Tirpak Kuchinskas of Port St. Lucie; two sons, Raymond Royce of Pompano Beach, Fla., Jonathan Kuchinskas of Milford, Conn.; three daughters, Patricia Einstein (Mark) of Israel, Laura Dougherty (Robert) of Reston, Va., Valerie Kuchinskas of Ormond by the Sea, Fla.; one brother, Sylvester Kuchinskas (Joan) of Pringle, Pa.; one sister, Maryann Stanovich of Edwardsville, Pa.; 11 grandchildren: Luke, Connie, Danielle, Maurice, Marcus, Emily, Hailey, Ryan, Colton, Tyler and Luke; two great-grandchildren, Amber and Max. Raymond was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Bell.

A funeral service was held Friday, July 23 at St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, with inurnment at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 865 SE Monterey Commons Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996.

Please visit and sign the guest register book at the Web site listed below. Aycock Funeral Home,

Port St. Lucie, Fla.