Roger L. Kurtz

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Roger L. Kurtz, 80, of Clarkstown, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at The Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born July 23, 1936, in Muncy, he was the son of the late LaRue W. and Freda M. (Houseknecht) Kurtz. On May 8, 1965, he married the former Shirley I. Cipriani and they celebrated 51 years of marriage until her death Sept. 29, 2016.

Roger was a 1955 graduate of Muncy High School and served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from GTE Sylvania in Montoursville where he had worked 26 years.

He enjoyed gardening, landscaping and refinishing furniture for his home. He enjoyed researching genealogy with his wife and was an avid history buff.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law,  Donna M. Wagner, Freeburg and Brenda D. and Patrick V. Greenabaum, of Cogan Station; a granddaughter, Caitlin B. Cooper; a sister, Linda L. (Wayne, Sr.) Bierly; a nephew, Wayne Bierly Jr., all of Clarkstown; in-law Sylvia Greenabaum, of Williamsport; and good friend, Betty Salsgiver, of Muncy.

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Turbotville Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Schader, of Trinity United Church of Christ, Turbotville, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by combined veterans’ organizations.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Roger’s memory may be made to The Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com