John C. Kurtz


John Kurtz, 61, of Owego passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.

Mr. Kurtz was predeceased by his parents, Christian Kurtz and Elsie Judge; three brothers, William, Herbert and Joe Kurtz; sister, Lois Griffin.

John is survived by his three daughters, Laura Kurtz, Peggy Sue Olbrys, Jonette Kurtz; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Christian, Edward, and Jim Kurtz; sister, Loretta Dornblaser; several nieces and nephews.

John was an avid country music fan and also liked to hunt and fish.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends Friday from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.

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Catherine said on Thursday, Feb 11 at 8:39 AM

Johnny Kurtz was all about the music and loving others as he played guitar and sang. He was very well known for his skills as a performer. A sensitive artist, a good soul, and all heart. There goes that "South Wind" - God bless your soul - Catherine

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Bonnie said on Thursday, Feb 11 at 10:32 AM

Playing music and singing with Johnny through the years has been a real happy time in my life. He was always full of complements, encouragement and a joy. What an intertainer. A walking jukebox. And a good friend. He will be so missed.

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Connie (Towner) Henry said on Thursday, Feb 11 at 11:21 AM

Johnny made my mother smile, tap her foot and sing along - She always loved to talk about how he played music at her "Great Big Back Yard Party" - he will be missed here, and welcomed in heaven. Fondly, Connie Henry

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