James Kurtz
1928 - 2021
BORN
1928
DIED
2021
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G. F. Zimmer Funeral Home
702 Legion Dr
Chittenango, NY
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Calling hours
Oct, 21 2021
9:00a.m.
St Patrick's Church
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James C. Kurtz September 25, 2021 James C. Kurtz (Jim), of Kirkville, NY, died peacefully at home on September 25, 2021. Jim was born on August 15, 1928, in Roaring Springs, PA and enjoyed his childhood in Claysburg and Johnstown, PA. He served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948 and was stationed in Washington, D.C. Jim moved to Syracuse in 1951 and worked for the New York Telephone Company from 1952 until he retired in 1985. Jim was predeceased in death by his wife of 52 years, Adelaide (Bettwy). He is survived by his seven children, Dennis (Sharon), Santa Fe, NM; Karla Carbery (Gary), The Villages, FL; Marie Eggert (Ken), Kirkville, NY; Phyllis Radford (Gary), Cicero, NY; James (Kathy), Herndon, VA; Eric (Meryl), Flanders, NJ; and William (Julia), Maineville, OH. Jim is also survived by his three sisters, Monica Minnoe, Barbara Kurtz, Clare Duffy, and his brother, Alfred; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Jean Nale. Jim was a member of the Holy Name Society of St Matthew's Church, East Syracuse while he was a parishioner there as well as a volunteer for the Second Time Around Store. After moving to Kirkville, he joined St Patrick's Church, Chittenango, NY. He was a faithful Catholic and a devoted family man who set an example for his children with his strong work ethic. Jim was a nature lover, a tireless birdwatcher, longtime Yankees fan and he enjoyed watching UConn Women's Basketball. After he retired, Jim was an avid woodworker and belonged to Woodworkers of Central NY. Calling hours will be held at St Patrick's Church on Thursday, October 21, at 9:00 AM with a Mass to follow at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Patrick's Church, Chittenango, NY. Please join James' family in celebrating his long life and saying goodbye to Jim, Dad, Grandpap and Great-Grandpap. G.F. ZIMMER F.H. CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366 Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits
Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, 2021.
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I don't believe we have met. I am George Millard's son. I live in Sebastian FL. I met Jim each time I visited my dad in Syracuse up until 2012, the time of my dad's passing. I remember the picnics with your mom and dad way back in the 50's. Still have a picture of your mom in my mind's eye. Your dad was always faithful visiting my dad. He was a good man an although I was quite a distance and time away and we only met occasionally in later years, he will always be 'one of the good guys'. Your mom and dad will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Michael Millard
October 15, 2021
Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. - Heartfelt sympathy to all my Kurtz cousins.
Tim & Kateri McGaw, Martinsburg, PA
October 14, 2021
Marie & Phyllis, Our deepest sympathies, hugs, prayers & LOVE sent to you and your families in your grief. May GOD wrap you all in His loving arms and grant you peace.
Harry & Lucinda Weyer
October 14, 2021
Sorry to hear about Jim. I attended many daily Masses with him. I would like to hear from his son Jim. If anyone can get him in touch with me or let me know his contact info, I´m 315-558-8147
Mark Farsaci
Friend
October 13, 2021
Prayers cousins. Uncle Jim was a man of few words, but a special friend to my mother. God bless, be at peace in love and faith. Betsy.
Betsy Minnoe-Lyons
Family
October 12, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers for the loss of a good person.
Pete and Dolly Monteleone
October 12, 2021
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