Joseph Gerald Kurtinitis passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Montgomery Hospice, Casey House, Rockville, Md., from metastatic colon cancer.
Born in West Pittston in 1942 to Joseph and Miriam Kurtinitis, he graduated from Pennsbury High School, Levittown, in 1960 and went on to attend Wilkes University and Strayer University.
Gerald was an Army Reservist from 1964 to 1971.
In the late 1960s, he moved to Washington, D.C., and worked as a computer programmer for Allegheny Airlines and later became a real estate agent for Merrill Lynch. He spent the majority of his career as a self-employed property manager, buying and rehabilitating a number of homes and apartment buildings in the Takoma Park, Md., area.
Gerald was a man of humor who enjoyed cars, collecting firearms and spending time with his children. He will be remembered as a warm and generous friend.
He is survived by his mother, Miriam Kurtinitis, West Pittston; former wife, Sandra Lee Kurtinitis, White Marsh, Md.; and three children, Ian Kurtinitis, Brockton; Sara Knapp, Winthrop, Wash.; and Jennifer Kurtinitis, Takoma Park, Md.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until service time at 1 p.m. Thursday. A memorial service will be held in Washington, D.C., at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery.
Please make memorial donations to Montgomery Hospice, www.montgomeryhospice.org
, or the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org