Kurt H. Hirsch, 75, of Lake Ariel, died Sunday at home after an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, the former Norma K. Romain, in 1994.
Born Oct. 10, 1937, in Montclair, N.J., son of the late Carl and Hilda Esplor Hirsch, he attended the Stephens Institute in Hoboken, N.J. He was a glass blower and the former owner of Coining Corp. of America in Saddle Brook, N.J. Before retiring to Pennsylvania, he had been a Morris County, N.J., resident for 51 years.
A member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, he loved the outdoors, travel and Jets football. He was a proficient archer and greatly enjoyed bowhunting. His children considered him "The Best Dad Ever."
He is survived by three daughters, Margaret Hirsch-Morris and husband, Kevin, Lake Ariel; Dianna Heslop and husband, Ray, Hawley; and Jennifer Hirsch, Lake Ariel; a son, Paul Hirsch, Hawley; four grandchildren, Shannon, Nicholas, Kurt and Paul Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Oliver and Calvin; a sister, Elizabeth Litchman, Brick Twp., N.J.; and his longtime companion, Judie Williams, Lake Ariel.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 405 Church St., Hawley, with the Rev. Colleen E. Cox, pastor, officiating. Private cremation will be held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.
Calling hours will be Monday, 4 to 8 p.m., at Teeters' East Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley. Memorials may be made to World Wildlife Fund at www.worldwildlife.org
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