Walter “Wally” E. Kurz, 85, of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Marblehead, MA., passed away on Feb. 6, 2023. Born to German immigrants William and Maria (Laupheimer) Kurz, Wally, grew up in Philadelphia, PA. and graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1956. He went on to Keystone Junior College and Penn State University where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering. While there, he made the Dean’s list and was a member of the ME Honor Society. Upon graduation he joined the General Electric Company as a manufacturing engineer. He held many positions in Engineering, Marketing and Manufacturing at GE and after 30 plus years, he retired from the Aircraft Engine Division as Manager of Advanced Technology. Wally was a dedicated distance runner. He ran cross country in high school and college followed by hundreds of road races from the 5K’s to marathons including the Boston. He was also an avid bicyclist, motorcycle rider, sailor and golfer. He leaves his loving companion Margaret “Peg” Casey; his daughter, Stephanie Cunningham and three lovely grandchildren, Julia, Jake and William; and his ex-spouse Pauline Kurz. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, William G. Kurz. A Celebration of His Life will be held on The Villages at a later date, to be announced. CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE IN HONOR OF WALTER “WALLY” KURZ
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 FROM 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane
The Villages, FL 32162
Truely missed by me and those who know him.
A true atlete above the rim