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George Kurtanich

KURTANICH George 94, of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully Friday, April 24, 2015, surrounded by his family and friends. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Kurtanich; father to Daniel Kurtanich, Paul (Camille) Kurtanich, Martin (Karla) Kurtanich, Karen (Gerald) Stebbins, Elaine Kurtanich, Philip (Alina) Kurtanich, James (Anne) Kurtanich, and Janet (Sebastian) Paldao; and 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 siblings, Mary, Michael (Dolores) and Roselene, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. George worked hard all his life, having been raised on a farm in Mercer County. He passed on his work ethic to those around him. George was an avid baseball and Pirates fan, having attended hundreds of games, including game 7 of the 1960 World Series. Friends may visit SUNDAY 1-4 & 6-8, at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Forest Grove Rd., Kennedy Twp., where Parastas will take place at 7:30 PM. Panachida/Liturgy will be held MONDAY 10 AM, at Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, 225 Olivia St., McKees Rocks 15136. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's name to the Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave., Pgh., 15214, or the American Heart Association of Pittsburgh.

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To the Kurtanich Family, I was so saddened to hear of this news. As a colleague of Marty's at BP, I enoyed hearing about his father - how determined and intelligent he was. I know that his legacy lives on through his amazing family. Marty, Please tell Trevin that Samuel and Thomas were sad to hear that he lost his grandfather. With love, Kelli Fereday

Kelli Fereday - August 25, 2015 at 12:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Jim, Phil and Family, You have our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear father. Always remember the good times you shared. May God Bless You. Barbara and Hal

Hal and Barbara Smith - August 25, 2015 at 12:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

He was a great man. He will be missed.

Charlie Reynolds - August 25, 2015 at 12:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM