NewsHALL OF FAMER BILL KUNTZ HAS DIED; FORMER TRANSPORTATION CHAIRMAN07.06.2021Bill Kuntz, who was involved with the All-American Soap Box Derby for 50 years, died on June 24. He was 94. As an Akron police officer in the Fifties, Bill was assigned to work in crowd control at the All-American championships. In 1962, he became a volunteer courtesy car driver, making certain that champions’ families, dignitaries, sponsors, celebrities and other visitors got where they needed to be during Race Week. Bill later became transportation chairman, serving in that role from 1981 through 2004. He was inducted into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame in 2003. After service in World War II, Kuntz joined the Akron Police Department in 1950 and served until 1983, retiring as a sergeant. He later worked for General Tire and a trucking company. A long-time musician, he sang in the Derbytown Barbershop Chorus for more than 40 years. He lived in Akron. Services will be Thursday, July 8 at noon at Bacher Moore Funeral Home in Norton, Ohio, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.