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Virginia Lou Kurtz

January 26, 2019

Virginia Lou Kurtz, of Lancaster, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Oak Leaf Manor Care in Lancaster. She was the loving wife of John A. Kurtz, Jr. with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.

A life well lived, Ginny was born July 20, 1938 in Lebanon. She was a daughter of the late Myrtle Mae (Schrader) Schnoke and Harry L. Schnoke.

A 1952 graduate of Lebanon High School, she went on to receive a Medical Secretarial Degree from Hagerstown Business College and interned at Columbia Hospital, later securing a position as office manager at Anesthesia Associates of Lancaster where she would retire after 33 years.
Ginny was a past president of the Mothers of Twins Lancaster Group. She loved to travel, her garden, bird watching, her many basset hounds and was a fantastic cook! She will be lovingly remembered for her sunny smile and devotion to her family.

In addition to her husband, John, she is survived by her children: J. Douglas Kurtz and his companion, Carol Stigelman, of Lancaster, Timothy S. Kurtz of Millersville, Kay Louise “Missy” Kurtz, fiancé of Michael Denlinger of Mountville; brother, Kenneth Schnoke and his wife, Sandra of Myerstown. Five grandchildren: Zachary, Dylan, Shea Kurtz, Demi and Drew Greenawalt and great grandchild, Remington.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2 at 11 am at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. The family will receive guests from10 am until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial at Grand View Cemetery in Lebanon will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway E., Lancaster, PA 17602.

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February 02, 2019

Oh my goodness, the tears I have as I watched this beautiful tribute for such a truly lovely lady. How lucky I am to have spent these last chapters with her, listening to her many bassett hound stories, sharing videos of my own silly dogs with her and bringing them for visits so she could put them (to her delight) in her bed, getting to know her incredible family, and hearing of her life well lived.  
Love ya, Miss Ginnie!
Nurse Ingrid… or Greta, Hilda, Inga, or whatever name you remember me by 🙂

February 02, 2019

To the Kurtz family I’m so sorry for your loss, I have fond memories of Ginny.
May you all find peace in your own memories of her.

February 02, 2019

I have missed seeing Ginny in the office since her retirement.  She was a force of nature, funny, capable, always seemed to be smiling.  She spoke of her family with pride and love, two and four legged, she was clearly devoted to you all.  I am working LGH 2/2 so I will be unable to attend her service, please know I am thinking of her and of all of you today and in the days to come.

February 02, 2019

John and family.  We were so saddened to read of Ginny’s passing.  Her smile and happy attitude made being around her always a real pleasure.  She made days at AAofL easier and when we were together socially she was such fun. Thinking of you and hope hearing people’s thoughts brings you comfort.

February 02, 2019

Very sorry  to see this notice.  We had some special times in the early Mothers of Twins activities thanks to Ginny.  My sincere condolences to you.                Judy Carter

February 01, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy. Margaret Weit (Mary Fiorentino’s sister)

February 01, 2019

Her smile brightened every room she entered. Her warmth and cheer made that room the greatest place in the world to be. Lord help if she brought a shoofly pie. My heart aches for you. I know how cherished she was…how special she was. I know the literal crater she has left in you. She’d be the last person to want to see you sad. She’d be telling you that there’s no reason to be sad for her now. The sad part is over…the celebration of an astonishingly beautiful, warm, fun and loving best friend is just beginning…she was always your best friend. There’s no sense trying to use words to tell you how sorry we are…words are so useless sometimes. Just know that Molly and I love you and Carol as much as we could love anyone in the world.

February 01, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for the Kurtz family! Very sorry for your loss! Your mother was always so nice to me.
May she rest in peace! Brad Aspril

January 31, 2019

John and children, Your wife and mother was a great help to me during my years with AAofL, both professionally and personally. She was there to talk to when I needed it, and she was always there to take care  of “business details “ for my partners and myself. She will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences.

January 30, 2019

Dear Kurtz family,
You have my sympathy on the loss of Ginny. John, your concern for and dedication to Ginny were beautiful to see. Your family is blessed to have you as their role model.
Carol (Oak Leaf Manor)

January 30, 2019

I was saddened to see this beautiful lady pass!! We girls in the Infamous Card Club will truly miss Ginny!!! We all have GREAT memories together!!!😘😘😘😘Shirley Ann Platt

January 30, 2019

Ginny and I were friends through Welcome Wagon many years ago and served on committes together. She was aways very pleasant and a joy to know as a friend. I know she will be missed by many. 

January 30, 2019

Tim, Missy and family…I am very sorry to hear of your families loss.  May she rest in peace.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers  

January 30, 2019

My heart goes out to you. I always enjoyed my interactions with your mom. Very good memories. She’s in a better place now.

January 30, 2019

YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.  I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH GINNY AT ANESTHESIA ASSOCIATES.  SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE!
 

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Lititz, PA 17543
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