- October 8, 2014
Earl Clair Kurtz III, 66, of Ocoee, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones.
He was born Oct. 16, 1948, in Washington, Pennsylvania, to the late Earl C. Kurtz Jr. and the late Janice Lyle Kurtz Mason.
Earl graduated from East Washington High School, Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1966, and from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, in 1970, with a B.A. in marketing. Additionally, he holds a Certified Leasing Specialist designation.
Earl had more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial real-estate industry, including Real Estate Manager for Gray Drug Stores; Vice President of Retail Leasing, Southeast Region, for Edens and Avant, where he managed more than 200 shopping centers east of the Mississippi as well as redevelopment; and Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Real Property Specialists, Inc., a full-service commercial broker for Central Florida. His lifelong devotion was to his family.
Earl is survived by his devoted wife, Janet S. Mercure Kurtz; his loving son, Earl C. Kurtz IV; daughter-in-law, Wongsinee Kurtz (Oat); his stepson, Chester A. Parizo; precious grandsons, Earl V and Eugene; his sister, Sherrill Kurtz Charlton (Ralph); nephew and niece, Ralph Jr. and Annie; sister, Linda Kurtz Gordon (Richard); his brother-in-law, best friend and closest confidant, Alan E. Mercure; and niece, Heather L. Mercure; and nephew, Jeff Mercure.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl C. Kurtz II; his mother, Janice Kurtz Mason; and brother-in-law, Ralph H. Charlton.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all the nurses at Cornerstone Hospice for their wonderful support and care. Funeral arrangements in the caring guidance of Winter Oak Funeral Home & Cremations 1132 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, Florida 34787.