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Robert Lenis Kurtz Sr
Father, Grandfather, Community Involvement, Avid Outdoorsman, Sports Enthusiast
Age 82
Born: August 19, 1938   Died: February 6, 2021

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Robert Lenis Kurtz Sr. (Bob), age 82 died peacefully on February 6, 2021.  Bob was born August 19, 1938 in Six Mile Run, PA and moved to Lorain, OH at the age of 5.  Bob was a graduate of Lorain High School in 1956 and Bowling Green State University in 1961.

Bob’s career spanned many diverse work opportunities and occupations. Starting with Goodyear in Akron, OH; Meyer Goldberg Grocery Store in Lorain for several years; becoming an entrepreneur and managing his own “International Employment” business; and in his later years concluding his career as a Prudential Insurance Agent until his retirement in 1999.

Active in the local community, Bob held memberships with the Society for Advancement of Management and the Newman Club.  He was the Ambassador Club co-chairman for the 1965 Lorain Chamber of Commerce Club Miss Lorain Pageant and a member of the Lorain High School Planning Committee for class reunions.  Not readily known was Bob’s blood donor commitments providing many gallons for those in need.

An avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, Bob enjoyed hunting, loved spending time in nature, relaxing on his boat “The Kurtzee” on Lake Erie, a lifetime member of the Polish Fishermen’s Club of Lorain, gardening, and companionship with his dogs.  He was a devoted Cleveland, Bowling Green and Toledo University, Ohio State and local sport teams fan.

Left to cherish Bob’s memory are his beloved children; Robert Jr (Patti) of Lorain, Michelle (John) Siters of Amherst and Brian (Debra) of Coppell, Texas, as well as his beloved grandchildren; Sarah Siters, McKenzie Siters, Megan Siters, Amanda Kurtz, Jessica Kurtz, Evan Siters, Ashley Kurtz, Savannah Kurtz.

He is survived by both of his sisters Patricia Thompson of Lorain, Veronica Burda of Dublin, brother Steven Kurtz (Denise) of Stow, numerous nieces and nephews and the mother of his children Marilyn Beresh of Winterhaven, Florida.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Joseph J and Julia K Kurtz and infant brother Ronald Kurtz.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home for the care that their father received while a resident there.


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Due to the COVID -19 Pandemic, a Memorial Service and celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date.


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The family requests donations be made in his memory to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cleveland Chapter, 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd N #445, Independence, OH.  44131 or Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH. 44035.              


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