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Catherine A. Kunkel, homemaker

Catherine A. Kunkel, a homemaker who enjoyed reading, died Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air of complications from the flu. She was 96. The daughter of Henry Povero, a grocery store owner, and Victoria Rizotto Povero, Catherine Albene Povero was born and raised in Burgettstown, Pa., where she graduated in 1936 from Union High School. She was her class valedictorian, family members said. In 1938, she married Anthony H. Kunkel Jr., a metallurgical engineer, whose work took the couple on a worldwide odyssey. They spent 17 years in Peru and then moved to Rye, N.Y. In 1959, they moved to Cape Arthur near Severna Park, where they lived until the late 1960s, when they moved...