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November 7, 2013

Arthur Paul Wunsch

Arthur Paul Wunsch

DAVENPORT — Arthur Paul Wunsch of Davenport, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, with family by his side at Fox Hospital, Oneonta.

He was born April 28, 1944, in Paterson, N.J., the son of Arthur and Margaret Wunsch.

Before moving to Davenport to be closer to family in 1997, Paul lived in Paterson and Haledon, N.J. He lived with parents until 2006, with his sister, Margie and brother-in-law, Jorge for six years, and for one and one-half years at Robinson Terrace.

Paul, who had autism, was a member of Coed Explorer Post 69 a troop for people with mental disabilities in New Jersey. He also participated in Special Olympics for more than 20 years. He attended the ARC program in Walton and Oneonta.

Paul was a very special brother to Laura McAteer and Laurane and (Russell) Cole and Margie and (Jorge) Ortega. He was a much loved uncle to Lisa and (Joseph) Fisher, Larry and (Mitzi) McAteer, Buddy Cole, Edward and (Sharon) McAteer, Lori and (Tim) Fisher, Ronald Cole and Jessica Risley; a great-uncle to Russell, C.J., Mitchell, Matthew and Jordyn Fisher, Ryan, Tyler and Meghan McAteer, Amanda Frazier, Elijah and Ethan Risley.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother-in-law, Larry McAteer and nephew, James McAteer.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks to all the staff at Fox Hospital and Robinson Terrace for all their care and compassion.

There will be a private celebration of his life at a later date.

Those who wish to share condolences or a special memory may do so online at

Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home of Hobart.

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