Dr. Irwin Joseph Kurtzack
1928 - 2019
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Dr. Irwin Joseph Kurtzack, aged 91 died peacefully on December 29, 2019. He is survived by his wife Pauline, of 63 years and his sister Sonya Cohen. He is was born on May 15, 1928 in the Bronx. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School ('45), New York University ('49), and he Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine ('55). In addition to his medical practice, Irwin served for many years as the team doctor for the Miami Carol City High School football team - The Chiefs. He enjoyed tennis, golf, gardening, singing and music. In addition to his wife and sister, he is survived by his daughters Carolyn Kurtzack Kolben (Herb) and Marlene Axelrod, grandchildren Katie Kolben Lerro (Jim), Liz Kolben Stamper (Mitch), and Chase, Justin and Ali Axelrod, and great-granddaughter Madison Avery Stamper; nephew Barry Cohen (June) and niece Randi Kass (Elliott). Irwin was a wise and wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend to many. Graveside service to be held on January 2, 2020, at 1 pm at Mount Nebo Memorial Gardens, 5505 N.W. 3rd Street, Miami, Florida.

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Published in the Miami Herald on Dec. 31, 2019.
Graveside service
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January 19, 2021
I am so terribly sorry to hear of the passing of Dr Kurtzack. As a young high school student, he was kind enough to employee me and really taught me a lot, more importantly he taught me how to care for people with compassion. Now an RN, with almost 29 years under my belt I think of he and his wife Pauline so fondly. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Rebecca Adams
April 29, 2020
Thank you. Very sweet of you to write.
Marlene Kurtzack
January 23, 2020
Irwin was a good doctor and a very pleasant person. We had a good relationship that made me proud to know him.
Perry Dworkin
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