Mary E. Kurz died peacefully on December 15, 2021 after a brief illness.
She was born in the Town of Somerset on February 10, 1924, a daughter of the late Everett and Lila (Wass) Newton. Mary graduated from Barker Central School class of 1942. She worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport, where she met her husband, Paul M. Kurz, whom she married on September 21, 1946. The couple settled in Medina where they raised their two sons. She returned to the workforce and enjoyed working at Fisher-Price Toys and Medina Central School District in the cafeteria. Mary was always willing to lend a helping hand and many children benefitted from her gentle love and care. She enjoyed helping her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with their schoolwork and could be counted on for her spelling and math skills. She loved to read to them while sitting in her rocking chair. Mary will be missed for her love, a good recipe, her helping hands and kind heart.
Preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kurz in 1974; infant daughter, Debbie; and her sisters, Betty Newton and Norma (Roland) Chaffee.
Survivors include her sons, Ronald Kurz and Richard (Mary) Kurz; four grandchildren, Pamela (William) Clemens-Spink, Paul Kurz, Danielle (Adam Ehrenreich) Bateson and Nicole (Brian Nowicki) Reichert; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephew, Linda (Ronald) Rosenthal, Dudley (Ruth) Chaffee, LuAnn (Bruce) Devereaux and Susan (Robert) Buffin.
Private interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. In lieu flowers, memorials to the Lyndonville Fire Company would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.