Sydney M. Kurtz

June 1, 1936 ~ June 19, 2018 (age 82)

Sydney M. Kurtz, 82, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Tuesday, June 19th, at home.

Born in Hershey on June 1, 1936, he was a son of the late Gethin A. & Columbine (Bilotta) Kurtz.

He was the husband of Joan (Sotzin) Kurtz. The couple would have celebrated 58 years of marriage, July 13, 2018.

Sydney received a Bachelor's Degree from Penn State University in 1959.

He worked as a forester for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry.

Sydney served in the U.S. Army as a SP4.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, where he served as lay minister and as a CCD teacher.

Sydney also belonged to Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters: Stephanie Ragusky, Chantilly, VA, Cynthia M. Kurtz, Havertown, PA, Susan J. Iaquinta & husband, Stephen, Havertown, PA, & Rachel L. Kalyan & husband, Edward, Myerstown, grandchildren: Kendal & Paige Ragusky, Stephen & Nicholas Iaquinta, Joshua & Nathan Kalyan, a sister, Theresa Trost & husband, Thomas, Texas, and nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, Sydney is also preceded in death by his brother, Gethin J. Kurtz.

A Catholic Memorial Mass will be conducted at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21st,with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.

A visitation will be held Thursday from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. at the church.

Interment with military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.

Family request donations in Sydney's memory to St. Ambrose Church Memorial Fund 201 Randel Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

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