Richard Anthony “Dick” Kurz, 79, of Tucson, handed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 21, 2023. Born in Buffalo, N.Y. on August 13, 1943, Richard was the youthful son of John Thomas and Stella Frances (Zuchlewski) Kurz. He moved to Tucson round 1947 along with his household, and was a graduate of Catalina Excessive Faculty (1961).
Richard was an industrial electrician for practically his total working life, working at Magma Copper in San Manuel from 1970 to 1990 and for the Central Arizona Challenge from 1990 till his retirement. He was an avid do-it-yourselfer, and prided himself on by no means hiring somebody to do one thing he might determine easy methods to do himself. He was a loving and devoted (if not all the time affected person) husband, father, and grandfather and his household was all the time his highest precedence. He was extra sentimental than he may need favored most individuals to comprehend, and had a depraved humorousness. He beloved to inform private and household tales, normally with ethical, punchline, or, along with his finest tales, each. By most accounts, he was a little bit of a hellraiser in his youth however mellowed over time. We’ve heard all his tales 1,000,000 occasions, however now we are going to sorely miss them, and him.
Richard is survived by his former spouse and continued finest pal Elizabeth (Liz) Starffin of Catalina; sons Matthew Kurz (Robin) of Saint Matthews, S.C., Sean Kurz (companion Leslie Stanley) of Mesa, Anthony (Tony) Kurz of Tucson, and granddaughters Cady Kurz of Clemson, S.C., Shelbi Kurz of St. Matthews, S.C., Iliana Maggio of Waxhaw, N.C., and Alice Kurz of Tucson. He additionally leaves behind many nieces, nephews and pals. Richard was predeceased by his dad and mom, his daughter Stefani D. Kurz, his older brother John M. Kurz, and his grandson Adryan V. Kurz.
No formal memorial service shall be held. A small non-public viewing for household and shut pals shall be held at Marana Mortuary & Cemetery, 12146 West Barnett Rd. in Marana. In lieu of flowers, please think about donations to St. Jude Youngsters’s Hospitals.