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Terrence A. "Deets" Kuhns

November 2, 1956 — April 1, 2024

New Kensington

Terrence A. “Deets” Kuhns, 67, of New Kensington, passed away at his home on Monday, April 1, 2024. He was born November 2, 1956 in Harrison Township to the late Thomas A. and Alice B. (Black) Kuhns, Sr. He lived most of his life in New Kensington and Tarentum. Terrence was an Undercover narcotics detective, homicide detective, Chief of Police for Frazer Twp. in Allegheny County, and was in law enforcement for 47 years. He was a 1974 graduate of Highlands High School.  He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police 39, Lower Burrell, Pollock Lodge #502, Tarentum Masons, Western PA Chiefs of Police Association, Allegheny County Chiefs of Police, Tarentum Eagles and Slovak Club, Creighton. Terrence was passionate about staying connected to the community. He helped many people throughout his storied career. He was a music lover, animal lover,  and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends on his boat.

            Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Patricia R. (Faber) Kuhns, of Tarentum; daughter Shannon Kuhns, of New Kensington. Also surviving are his siblings, Thomas A. (RoseAnn) Kuhns, Jr., of Fawn Twp., Timothy A. (Janice) Kuhns, of Tarentum, Karen A. (Jeffrey) Marietti, of Tarentum and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Helen C. “Dolly” Hunt. 

            Visitation 2-8 PM Thursday in Duster Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 347 E 10th Ave, Tarentum, 724-224-1526 where services will be held Friday at 10:30 Am with Rev. Dr. Frank M. Yesko, officiating. Pollock Lodge 502, Tarentum Masons will hold services in the funeral home Thursday at 6 PM followed by the Fraternal Order of Police lodge 39 at 6:30. Burial will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Twp. Family suggests contributions to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 730 Church St, New Kensington, PA 15068. VISIT: dusterfh.com

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Visitation

Thursday, April 4, 2024

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Duster Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.

347 E 10th Ave, Tarentum, PA 15084

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 5, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Duster Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.

347 E 10th Ave, Tarentum, PA 15084

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Burial

Friday, April 5, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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