Theodore James Kurtz

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THEODORE JAMES KURTZ Theodore J. Kurtz passed away on April 11, 2014 at the age of 89, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Beloved husband of Anna (nee Dolan), their life together was an amazing story of love and devotion to one another and they would have been married 64 years on 4/15/14. Ted was the incredibly loving Father of Ann Waeger, Geraldine Corrado, Kenneth Kurtz, and Jeanne Galantich, and devoted Grandfather to Nicholas Corrado and Julia and Kyra Galantich. He also loved his daughter-in-law Debra and his sons-in-law Tom, Peter and Michael. Ted's surviving siblings include Neal and Jeanne in New York and Dorothy in California. He also considered his sisters-in-law Agnes, Kathleen, Margaret, Joan and Rita and brother-in-law Pat to be his siblings as well. Ted and Anna raised their family in Pelham Bay, The Bronx, New York and were devoted parishioners of the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. Upon moving to Wilmington, they became active parishioners at St. Mark's where Ted served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Camillus Minister and Altar Server. Ted was retired from Pfizer pharmaceuticals where he worked in their Brooklyn, NY plant for 45 years, relocating in retirement to Wilmington twenty-four years ago. He and Anna joined a community of relatives in Wilmington numbering a dozen in-laws, nephews and nieces. Devoted to his family, his children are all successful professionals: Ann (Attorney), Geraldine (Nurse), Kenneth (Prosthodontist), and Jeanne (Speech Pathologist). Ted was a man of personal honor, devoted to his loving wife, children and extended family, and thoroughly enjoyed his retirement in Wilmington. A WWII Army veteran, Ted fought with 3rd Army in Europe from 1942-45. Truly representative of the greatest generation in America, Ted was a man who understood and exemplified Honor, Duty, and Country. He lived for his family, and his family will always keep him in their hearts, minds and souls and honor his memory. The family thanks the caregivers from Home Instead, the compassionate hospice providers from Lower Cape Fear Hospice, the amazing caring nurses and staff and Carole Green the bedside harpist at the Davis Community Health Care Center, and all the family and friends who comforted Ted in his final days. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Ted's honor to either the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401 or the Davis Community Bedside Therapeutic Music Program 1011 Porters Neck Road, Wilmington, NC 28411. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road, Wilmington. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Wednesday April 16, 2014 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Road, Wilmington. Condolences may be sent to Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel
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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
Wilmington, NC 28401
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2014
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