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Henry Kuznik
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • German Friendly Society Foundation
    29 Chalmers Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • and/or
  • International RETT Syndrome Association
    4600 Devitt Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45246

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“So sorry to know I lost my fishing buddy. Remember the great times we had skiing in Tahoe with Linda and all the others . Thought you were...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Rose Williams - Boynton Beach, FL

“Our deepest condolences to Linda and Henrys family. You are in our thoughts. God bless you. Martha, Albrecht and family Bickel ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Martha Bickel - Raggal Austria

“My deepest condolences to Henry's family and Linda. I worked for Henry for about 1 year and he was a character . Loved he love for fishing, hunting...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Diane Taber - Charleston, SC

“Our deepest condolences to Henry's family, Linda. I've known Henry for over 50 years and have cherished his friendship and his knowledge. Its gonna...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: - Friend

“Prayers for the family at the loss of Mr. Henry. He worked hard to make Charleston better. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“Weve been blessed to know Henry for the last 3 years and work so close with him and Ms. Linda. Your family is in our prayers. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Randy - Neighbor

“Weve been blessed to know Henry for the last 3 years and work so close with him and Ms. Linda. Your family is in our prayers. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Randy - Neighbor

“Linda, please accept my condolences and also on behalf of Fred. I enjoyed getting to know Henry through the Brotherly Society. (Sorry, I can't...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Joyce Wichmann - Friend

“Wir trauern mit unserer Familie und bedauern aus tiefstem Herzen, dass wir aufgrund der Coronapandemie keine Möglichkeit haben, an der...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Eugenie und Elisabth Wende

“Charleston has lost a legend in Henry Kuznik. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: M C Clark - Myrtle Beach, SC

“My deepest condolences to Dirk and the entire Kuznik family. Every time I saw Henry, he always had a smile on his face. In reading his Obit, Henry...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jim McClure - Charleston, SC

“Henry was a true friend and will be dearly missed. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: M C - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Although we had not met Mr. Henry Kuznik we have interacted with his son and grandsons. His experience growing up in a...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: James and Treena Ghi - Crestview, FL

“Aurelia, so sorry to learn of your father's death. My deepest sympathy is with you and your family. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Jan Goin - Summerville, SC

“I am saddened to here of the passing of my dear friend. Mr Henry was a kind man and has taught me many things through the year that will carry me...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Eddie Corley - Charleston, SC

“Mein Beileid ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Axel Eichhorn - Berlin - Family

“Tom & Judy,Although I never met your siblings, I attended Northbridge Baptist with you.I have known Henry for over 45 years and am very sorry to hear...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Glenn Googe - Charleston, SC

“Your Dad was one of the first friendly builders I met when I moved to Charleston in 1967. I was trying to start a design business & he allowed me to...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Hilton Googe - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. My prayers are with your family. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Elaine Moore - Cleveland, GA

“So sorry to hear about your father. He was a cool guy! We enjoyed knowing him for short time. Thoughts are with you! ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Jones - Friend


Henry Kuznik, 86, of Hollywood, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Due to this continued restrictive pandemic period, a private visitation will be held in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. A private Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell in Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

Henry was born July 24, 1933 in Rybnik, Poland, son of the late Bruno Kuznik and Therese Soppa Kuznik. Following growing up as a child during WWII in Nazi occupied Germany, Henry began an apprenticeship working for his father as a church steeple builder and church bell installer. Seeking new world opportunity, Henry left his father's business and immigrated to Charleston, SC with no English skills. His competent cabinet making skills quickly moved him into being a general contractor, land developer and owner of Kuznik Realty. Henry's career in Charleston spanned more than 50 years, where he developed a reputation as a successful business man. He served as president of The Charleston Greater Real Estate Board, Home Builders Association and was a board member of several Charleston Banks. His fraternal memberships included, The German Friendly Society, Arion Society and The Deutscher Bruderliche Bund.

He married Kunigunde Boettcher Kuznik in Germany and that marriage produced three children that survive him: a daughter, Aurelia Muller of James Island, SC, two sons, Thomas Kuznik (Judy) of Hampton, SC and Dirk Kuznik of Johns Island, SC; two sisters, Eugenie Wende and Elisabeth Tonk both of Germany; six grandchildren, David, Brian, Laura, Christopher, China, Hunter and four great-grandchildren. Additionally surviving is his longtime companion, Linda Carol Jantzen of Charleston, SC and a former daughter-in-law, Melody Kuznik.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to German Friendly Society Foundation, 29 Chalmers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29401 and/or International RETT Syndrome Association, 4600 Devitt Drive,Cincinnati, OH 45246.

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