Michael A. Kurtz

Michael A. Kurtz, 83, of Weatherly, died Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007, at Heritage Hill Personal Care Home in Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

Born on January 7th, 1924, in New Boston, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Tecla Mary (nee Dulosky) Kurtz.

Michael was a 1942 graduate of St. Clair High School.

He was an Army veteran of World War II where he reached the rank of corporal.

Prior to retirement, he worked as a surveyor for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Michael was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Weatherly.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Geraldine Boyle, to whom he was married for 50 years and who died on November 8th, 2005; sisters Rosemary Kirwan, Frances Kurtz, and Anna Roeder; and a brother Joseph.

Michael is survived by sons Michael Kurtz and his wife Mary Lou, Joseph Kurtz and his wife Kathleen, and Martin Kurtz and his wife Janice, all of Weatherly; daughters Mary Vack and her husband William of Weatherly, and Patricia Jones and her husband Joseph of Hazleton; a sister, Helen Reidel of Reading; grandchildren Maura Hodge, Courtney, Meghan, Jordan, and Cody Kurtz, and Mackenzie and Joseph Jones; and step-grandchildren David and Kevin Ritter. Nieces and nephews also survive.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 6th, 2007, at 10:00 AM from St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, 318 Plane Street, Weatherly, PA, with the Rev. Floyd Caesar officiating.

Interment will be in St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cemetery, Weatherly.

Friends may call at the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 211 First Street, Weatherly, on Friday, October 5th, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM.

Contributions may be made to: St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church Renovation Fund, 318 Plane Street, Weatherly, PA, 18255.

Arrangements entrusted to: The Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 211 First Street, Weatherly, Pennsylvania, 18255. Telephone: (570) 427-4231.

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