Henry Young Kuhl, 91, president of Kuhl Corp., died Saturday, January 29, 2022.
Aside from being president of his family’s business, he was also director and vice president of the Flemington Fair, director of the Town and Country Bank, Somerset Trust Co., U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, Independent Bakers of America, member of the International Egg Commission and National Broiler Council.
Kuhl was born in Raritan Township, New Jersey, on May 4, 1930, to Paul and Mable Kuhl. He graduated from Flemington High School and Rider College after attending the Copper Hill one room school.
Kuhl helped create the legacy of the family business, Kuhl Corp., which was started in 1909 with his father and brother Paul. It started as a poultry equipment business, and has since grown into an international machinery manufacturer for poultry, food, pharmaceutical and other industrial industries. He was the proud face of the company, traveling worldwide promoting products including the first commercial egg washer, which he invented. He held more than 20 patents, which helped the industries flourish.
Kuhl was a political icon as the Hunterdon County Republican chairman for 35 years, which is the longest county leader in New Jersey’s history. In addition, he was the Chairman of the New Jersey Chairman’s Association, the Raritan Township Republican Club President, C Club President and convention delegate for Presidents Nixon, Reagan, Ford and Trump.
Kuhl was a lifelong member of the Flemington Presbyterian Church, Sunday school teacher and an ordained elder for more than 50 years. He served as the chairman on many of the church committees over the years.
He was recently honored with the Distinguished Citizen of the Year award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Chabad of Hunterdon, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and VIV Europe Poultry Personality Award.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; two sons, Kevin (Mary) Kuhl and Jeff (Darlene) Kuhl; one grandson, Bryan Kuhl; one granddaughter, Lindsey Kuhl and her fiancé Austin Brengel; two grandsons, Kyle and Eric Kuhl; one stepson, Ryan (Catrina) Orsi; and four step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsa.
The viewing will be at the Flemington Presbyterian Church on Thursday, February 3 from 5-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be Friday, February 4 at 11 a.m. at the Flemington Presbyterian Church, 10 East Main St, Flemington, New Jersey.