Raymond E. Kourtz
November 28, 1921 - July 10, 2013
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|Raymond E. Kourtz passed away on July 10, 2013 at the age of 91.
He is survived by son, Gregory Kourtz (St. Petersburg) and three step-daughters, Ann Neal and Beth Adcock of Pensacola and Judy Estes of Burleson, TX.
Ray was born Nov. 28, 1921 and grew up in Frackville, PA, the only child of Harry and Sallie Kourtz. He enlisted in the Army during WWII and served three years stationed in France and the UK (arriving on the beach at Normandy a few days after D-Day). He attended Susquehanna University in Selingsgrove, PA and went on to get his Masters in Chemistry at Penn State University. He worked for American Cyanamid (now Cytec) in their Fibers Division 40+ years until his retirement.
In Birmingham, England during WWII he met Winifred (Wyn) Knight whom he married in 1947 (1947-1973). After Wyn’s death he married Willie B. Adcock in 1974 (1974-2013).
Ray moved from Somerville, NJ to Pensacola in 1958 and resided in the Pine Glades Subdivision. Later moving to Gaberone Area, and then to Azalea Trace Community in 1998. He was a Mason (PA) and a Shriner.
He dedicated his life to the future well-being of his Family.
A Graveside ceremony will be held 10:00am Monday, July 15, 2013 at Bayview Memorial Park (3351 Scenic Hwy) with Chaplain Jim Dietz officiating.
Special thanks to Marie Rideaux (Ray and BeBe’s) Caregiver, the entire staff Willowbrook Court (Azalea Trace) and the “angels” who work at West Florida Hospital (ICU, etc.).