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John Hunter Kaknis
Date of Death: January 24, 2021
Jeffrey Rutherford
Deborah Hardie Bare
Ursula Riggleman
Andy Racey
LORI R KAKNIS
Kara Canoles
Debbie Partlow Dean
Amanda Weatherholt
Pam Ritter & Steve Williams
Caitlin Evans
Kacy Kearse
Jessica Robinson
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Service
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Due to COVID-19, a memorial service
will be private for the family on
Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm
at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.
There will be a livestreaming of the
service available on the
Omps Funeral Home website, www.ompsfuneralhome.com,
under Hunter’s obituary page

Memorial

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Blue Ridge Hospice
333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405
Winchester, VA 22601

Home Instead
1400 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601

American Cancer Society
124 Park Street SE
Vienna, VA 22180

Shirley’s Angels Animal Rescue
PO Box 4261
Winchester, VA 22604

Gainesboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue
221 Gainesboro Road
Winchester, VA 22603

John Hunter Kaknis, 64, of Frederick County, VA passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. Hunter was born in 1956 in Winchester, VA, son of the late John and Delores Kaknis. He was a graduate of James Wood High School, Class of 1974. Hunter was a Quality Control Technician at …
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Jeffrey Rutherford left a message on February 7, 2021:
Sorry for your loss we will be praying for you in these hard times of letting go
Sally and Chris Schall left a message on February 6, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kaknis family. We are deeply sorry for your loss of Hunter.
Deborah Hardie Bare left a message on February 6, 2021:
Lori I want to tell you how much my husband Dale and I appreciated your message during Hunter’s memorial service. It is a testament to you love and devotion, and the fabric of the relationship you and Hunter shared. It is also a strong and loving statement of your Christian faith which we share with your family. Many, many prayers have gone up from our home for Hunter, you, your daughters and family during the last few years. We share in the sadness of his death but look forward to a great celebration with him and you and all those we love when our Heavenly Father welcomes us to eternity with Him, his holy Son the angels and saints. My husband wasn’t able to meet Hunter but I told him I would describe him as incredibly kind, humble, optimistic and quiet of heart. If there is anything we can do for your or your family, I hope you would call us anytime. May God richly bless you and yours now and always - Deborah
Ursula Riggleman left a message on February 6, 2021:
Deepest Sympathies. We love you all
John Carr left a message on February 6, 2021:
As an employee of the Valley Health Club, I got to know Hunter real well. He was one of the morning regulars that I always enjoyed seeing and talking to. We seemed to hit it off from the beginning, he was such an easy going, friendly guy and interesting to talk to. He once told me that he's Greek so I gave him the nickname of the "Greek God". Just really enjoyed our conversations, just a great guy and I will deeply miss him. God speed my friend! John Carr
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Andy Racey left a message on February 6, 2021:
Lori and family, I will always remember Hunter's warm heart and infectious smile. He will be missed by all. You are in our prayers. Love you guys, Andy and Seth
LORI R KAKNIS left a message on February 6, 2021:
You are at peace my love, and no longer hurting. I love you. It's not good-bye but simply...."see you later" until we meet again in heaven.
LORI R KAKNIS left a message on February 6, 2021:
My sincere thanks to everyone for your kind words and sharing your special memories of my dear, wonderful husband and my BEST FRIEND, "Hunter" Kaknis. We knew each other for 39 years and were married for 35 of the BEST years of my life. On behalf of me (Lori), our daughters, Erin and Sarah, Son-in-law, Andrew and Grand-Baby, Kennedy Ann, thank you so much for your kindness, support and for loving my dear husband as much as we did. His memories will be with us forever and we are comforted in knowing that he is in Heaven and no longer in pain after his 2 year battle with Esophageal cancer. May God bless you all and thank you SOOO much for sharing your wonderful memories. And yes....he had the most captivating, intoxicating beautiful smile. That same smile and warm soul had me at "hello" when we first met in 1982, These were the best years of my life. Love and Hugs, Lori Riggleman Kaknis XOXO
Justin E Lewis left a message on February 5, 2021:
Hunter ,like all of the Kaknis family, was a genuine person. We are thankful to have known him as a friend. We pray that time and God's Grace will bring healing to all that were blessed to have known him. Condolences.
Kara Canoles left a message on February 3, 2021:
I’m loving memory of my uncle, Hunter Kaknis.
Ken and Vicki Hamilton left a message on February 2, 2021:
Lori, Erin, Sarah and family, We are covering you all in prayer during this most difficult time. Remember "Precious in the sight of the Lord is our loved ones" Psalms 116:15
Don Anderson left a message on February 1, 2021:
Peace be with his family
Shep and Theresa Harris left a message on January 31, 2021:
So sorry for your loss much love
Debbie Partlow Dean left a message on January 29, 2021:
My deepest sympathy for the family. Hunter was truly a special person. He will be missed by many. Prayers for the family and friends. Fly High My Friend. RIP Hunter.
Beverly J Carter left a message on January 29, 2021:
RIP Hunter . it was awesome working with you . Sorry for your loss.
Amy Tucker left a message on January 29, 2021:
I am sending prayers to the family. He was such a kind and nice man in school. I went to James Wood with John & Robin. He will be greatly missed by all.
Amanda Weatherholt left a message on January 28, 2021:
With deepest sympathy
Pam Ritter & Steve Williams left a message on January 28, 2021:
All around great friendly guy. Beautiful smile. RIP... Thoughts and prayers for family.
Steve and Sandra Johnson left a message on January 28, 2021:
Hunter was one of those people that always seem to make you feel good to see him and he never had a bad word for to say about anyone. May God rest his soul!
Caitlin Evans left a message on January 28, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. Hunter was such an amazing individual to be around. He always found a way to make others laugh. Thinking of you all during this time. <3 Caitlin
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Kacy Kearse left a message on January 27, 2021:
I am so sorry for the family’s loss. I know that Hunter will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you each.
Danny Riggleman left a message on January 27, 2021:
Just looking at Hunter always made me smile, and he always smiled back at me. Which made me smile back at him. What a happy man he was.
Melody S Harmon left a message on January 27, 2021:
My deep condolences to Erin and all the family.
Rick Brown left a message on January 27, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear about Hunter. I only knew him very casually from his father restaurant the Amherst Dinner. He was one of a kind. A truly friendly and nice person. I saw him a few years ago at Weber’s an we got to talk for a few minutes. It was always a pleasure to see and talk to him. I am sorry for your loss. Rick
Jessica Robinson left a message on January 27, 2021:
In memory of John Hunter Kaknis, Jessica Robinson lit a candle
Kim Applegate left a message on January 27, 2021:
It was my great pleasure to care for Mr. Kaknis and I will miss him. My heart felt condolences to his family.
Carolyn and George Glaize left a message on January 27, 2021:
So sorry to lose such a fine man. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Sincerely, Carolyn and George Glaize
debra m trenary left a message on January 27, 2021:
May you rest in peace. Hunter was a co-worker and old jr high friend, he had a beautiful smile that i will never forget. Prayers to Lori and the family.
tom zirkle left a message on January 27, 2021:
Lori i am very sorry to hear about Hunter. Tom Zirkle
Debbie Payne left a message on January 27, 2021:
Sorry for your loss. RIP Hunter
Suzy & Joe Marcus left a message on January 27, 2021:
It was always nice to chat with Hunter on the lake and compare fishing stories. We will pray for your family it this most difficult time.
Elaine Zarefoss left a message on January 27, 2021:
Deepest sympathy to Erin and Sarah. Both parents were wonderful people and you had such a loving family. Mr. ‘Z’ and Mrs. ‘Z’ remember you fondly when you were at Bass-Hoover Elementary.
Dusterhoff Family left a message on January 27, 2021:
In memory of John Hunter Kaknis, Dusterhoff Family lit a candle
Amy left a message on January 27, 2021:
In memory of John Hunter Kaknis, Amy lit a candle
Pam Fink left a message on January 26, 2021:
Hunter was a very happy and nice guy just taken to soon. Prayers to all the family. RIP Hunter
Fred Cheshire left a message on January 26, 2021:
My sincere condolences and prayers for the family. Hunter was a great person. We used to have alot of great conversations. We worked together at GE from 1984-2010.
Robin Kaknis Jarrell left a message on January 26, 2021:
✨My Sweet, Precious Brother, My Hero - What a Blessing You were to Me and the World - I Miss You So Much, but I’m Comforted Knowing You’re in Beautiful Heaven Now - Surrounded by Perfect Love & Peace - and Mom, Daddy & Many Other Loved Ones - I Know I’ll See You There One Day, & I Bet You’ll be My Greeter 😇 - Until then, You Live On in My Heart ❤️🙏✨
Megan and Celvin Santos left a message on January 26, 2021:
Gone from this earth, but still deeply loved.
Theresa Hulver Gilbert left a message on January 26, 2021:
We are so incredibly saddened to hear of Hunter's death. My dad, Joe has many wonderful memories of time spent with Hunter and his parents. We pray that you will remember the smiles, cherish the moments and find comfort in the memories. Thinking of you at this time and wishing you comfort and peace. Our hearts go out to you. Joe Hulver, Theresa Hulver Gilbert and family
Mary Kerns left a message on January 26, 2021:
Always a beautiful smile.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Terri Dawson left a message on January 26, 2021:
Hunter was a wonderful kind man may God give u strength and carry your family in his loving arms
Neil Braithwaite left a message on January 26, 2021:
Prayers of peace and comfort to the family. I didn't stay in touch when I left Winchester in 79, but have many great memories. Fun times with Hunter in the late 70's - many times ending up eating (very) early mornings at the Open Kitchen. RIP Hunter.
Elizabeth L. Peters, Sothen left a message on January 26, 2021:
I graduated with John, he was a kind, well liked person, an outgoing football player. I knew his sister also, hope they remember me.Such a wonderful , nice looking guy.God be with the family and friends.You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😂💙
Dixie Lum left a message on January 26, 2021:
Lori, please know that I am sending hugs and prayers of comfort in knowing that Hunter is with our Lord.
Renee Russell-Guardino left a message on January 26, 2021:
In memory of John Hunter Kaknis, Renee Russell-Guardino lit a candle
Rob Kellas left a message on January 26, 2021:
In memory of John Hunter Kaknis, Rob Kellas lit a candle
Jay & Becky Merriner left a message on January 26, 2021:
Our deepest sympathy.
Sarah Kaknis left a message on January 26, 2021:
Love you forever daddy ❤️
Robin Shillingburg left a message on January 26, 2021:
Hunter was the best co-worker you could ask for. We shared many a laugh and good time working at General Electric. Prayers to all the family
Vicky Pitta left a message on January 26, 2021:
Lori, Erin and Sarah My condolence to you all. May your memories of Hunter always bring a smile to your heart. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Betty Anderson left a message on January 25, 2021:
Lori and family, Brad and I are saddened by Hunter’s passing. Continued prayers for family and friends. Keeping you in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Gregory Huffman left a message on January 25, 2021:
Hunter you special smile will be missed by all that you touched. You were that special friend that kept a young bunch of collegians from getting into too much trouble. You showed all of us by example how young men should act and treat others, for this I will always be thankful. You will always be an important person to me and to the extended family that we all share. Thanks to Gina and Chris for getting all of us together to celebrate the numerous milestones in our lives and sometimes to just get together to share our memories. Rest in peace my friend. I am sure that Sonny, JK, Charlie and Aaron have a great stand picked out for you
Rhonda K. Crayton left a message on January 25, 2021:
Lori, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is breaking for you. May the Lord be with you and your family during this time. I know your faith is strong. Love you, Rhonda Warren Crayton
Lawrence Smoot left a message on January 25, 2021:
John was a fantastic guy. Just so friendly and caring. I will truly miss him and the World is little less loving. May God Bless his family!
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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