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Robert H. “Bob” Kurz

June 11, 1936 - November 11, 2022
Service

A Celebration of Bob’s Life is being planned for Spring, 2023.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

Bob Kurz Cradle of Coaches Fund

Miami University

725 E. Chestnut St.

Oxford, OH, 45056

 

or

Shore Community Services

8350 Laramie Ave.

Skokie, IL, 60077

 

or

Kiwanis Club of Evanston

PMB 157

1555 Sherman Ave.

Evanston, IL, 60201

Robert H. “Bob” Kurz passed away peacefully on Friday, November 11, 2022. The son of Walter (former publisher of the Chicago Tribune) and Ethel Hull Kurz, he served as Associate Athletic Director of Northwestern University from 1974 to 1979. A lifelong sports fan and an avid golfer, he was a proud 1958 graduate of Miami University, Oxford,Continue Reading

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Marian H. Kurz left a message on December 9, 2022:
have to collect all of these wonderful messages...do not erase or please send me copies
Arthur Rogers left a message on November 26, 2022:
A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT KURZ BY A. J. ROGERS Bob let me live in his house and later in his garage. Both were short stays. But he and that smile will stay in my heart forever
The Anagnos Family: Angelo, Olympia, Harriet & Olympia left a message on November 21, 2022:
Our Deepest Sympathy to your family for your loss. Keeping you all in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.
Written in the Stars was purchased for the family of Robert Kurz by The Anagnos Family: Angelo, Olympia, Harriet & Olympia. Send Flowers
Debora Braun-Gangler left a message on November 21, 2022:
Bob has meant so much to many people. My thoughts are with you and your family Marian. I live in AZ now or would have attended the service. Debora
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RODNEY GREENE left a message on November 20, 2022:
I was going through my email messages and found this announcement of Bob's obituary. With my greatest and deepest sadness to receive the news of Bob's death, and to the family he leaves to mourn his passing my prayers are with them. Bob's passing leaves a large void in this community that can not be replaced. With his wonderful smile and disposition, he never complained as he was always willing to assist in anyway he could. He will truly be missed. I will not say good-by, but just this "We'll meet again one day in our Heavenly Homes". Sleep for now my friend!!
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Fern Allison left a message on November 20, 2022:
Dear Marian and Kyle, I am so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. While I didn’t know him well I know he was an accomplished person with a great personality. Always a smile for anyone and one that would light up a room. You are fortunate to be able to have wonderful memories of so many years with him and they will always be with you. I hope you embrace those good times for many years to come.
Robert and Helga Rothweiler left a message on November 19, 2022:
With deepest sympathy for your loss.
Tom and Sue Laue left a message on November 19, 2022:
Bob was a friend who always had a smile and an infectious, positive attitude toward life. His love for sports was evident as well as his dedication to help the disabled through Shore Community Services in Skokie. We had many fun times with Bob and Marian in their home and at local benefits, sharing journalism and public relations stories and just enjoying their company. We will miss Bob and send our most sincere wishes for comfort and peace to Marian.
Jane Wickenkamp left a message on November 18, 2022:
Condolences to the Kurtz family and especially to Marian! I first met Bob at the Evanston Community Foundation when I first moved to Evanston. I also would see he and Marian at the Alice Millar Chapel on Northwestern’s campus. They were faithful in their attendance and it was due to the strength of Marian being able to get him there. May he Rest In Peace, and May his memory be a blessing!
Lisa Rosenblate left a message on November 18, 2022:
Oh Marian, Bob is at peace but his loss is felt. He was such an amazing man who left a big imprint wherever he went. I consider myself lucky to have known him. All my best, Lisa
Tim Sonder left a message on November 18, 2022:
Bob was an amazing, gentle man, a fighter in the face of personal difficulty, and always engaging and caring about others. We will all miss his presence. I am honored to have known him. I send his entire family thoughts of strength and hope your memories provide the solace you may need at this time.
Stephen Starr left a message on November 18, 2022:
My sincere condolences to the family of Bob Kurz. I knew Bob professionally when I first engaged him to do some printing for my graphic design business. Bob was a man of great integrity and kindness. He had a great generosity of spirit. May Bob's family and friends find solace in the loving memory of a this fine man.
Josefina Alvarez left a message on November 18, 2022:
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with all of you. Josefina Alvarez
Fred Hoster left a message on November 17, 2022:
Bob and Marian are two of the finest people I have ever met. Very giving and loving in everything they did. Also two of the most dedicated Alumni of Miami University. There will never be a duplicate of Bob Kurz. R.I.P. Peace and Love from Dallas
Your FC-1 Academy Family left a message on November 16, 2022:
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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A tree was also planted in memory of Robert Kurz
Jim Makina left a message on November 16, 2022:
Dear Kyle and family. Our condolences on your loss. He led a great life as demonstrated by your lives. I know you have many memories to carry you through this time. Peace- Jim Makina
Carol Boyer left a message on November 15, 2022:
With deepest sympathy.
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Sharon Stahl Margiotta left a message on November 15, 2022:
What a tribute to an amazing human, father, mentor and friend to so many. He raised a beautiful family and I am blessed to have his daughter Kelly as my forever friend. His smile will be missed but certainly remembered💕
David Kreiman left a message on November 15, 2022:
Kyle, Kelly, Chris and family - very sorry to read about your dad. It's funny how even 40+ years later, you can still remember and have vivid memories of teammate's parents, even if you really never knew them well outside of high school and club soccer games. In the case of your dad, he was one of those dads that you could just tell took such pride in his kids. Keep the memories of your dad alive in your heart.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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