Edward W. Rakestraw Kurtz, 77, of Mount Washington, formerly of the Highlands area of Louisville, died on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Jewish Hospital South in Hillview.
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He was the oldest surviving separated Siamese twin. He owned and operated the old Professional Ambulance Service, Inc. for over 40 years and later operated the Fourth Avenue Deli, alongside his wife, Alice. He was a Catholic.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Douglas Kurtz, in 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Alice L. Kurtz; three sons, Matthew (Theresa) Kurtz of Jeffersontown, Mark (Sharon) Kurtz of Mount Washington and Troy (Barbara) Kurtz of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, George William (Robin) Rakestraw of Mount Washington; six grandchildren, Kyle and Tyler Kurtz of Quantico, Va., Phillip Kurtz of Jeffersontown, Ryan Kurtz, Devin Kurtz and Emily Kurtz, all of Mount Washington; and three great-grandchildren, Noah Kurtz, Liam Kurtz and Kaylen Naik.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Schmid Funeral Home in Mount Washington. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and after 10 a.m. on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Out of the Darkness Community Walk "Doug's Guild."
On-line condolences may be made at www.schmidfh.com
Published in The Pioneer News on July 16, 2012