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Funeral procession, memorial planned for Calaveras County sheriff

A funeral procession is scheduled Friday for Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz, who died last week of a heart attack.

Kuntz, 63, was pronounced dead around 9:20 p.m. Thursday. A post on Facebook from the sheriff’s family noted that he died at home.

The funeral procession will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at San Andreas Airport and will head southeast along Highway 49 into Angels Camp.

The procession then will go through Vallecito and into Murphys. A noon celebration of life open to the public will be at the Ironstone Vineyards amphitheater in Murphys.

After joining the sheriff’s office full time in 1986, Kuntz worked his way up from deputy to lieutenant before being elected sheriff in 2010. Kuntz was elected in 2014 to a second four-year term.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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