Rose A. Kurtz, 80, of Pittsburgh, and formerly of St. Marys, PA died Monday, March 26, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital in Clairton.
She was born on December 13, 1937, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late William and Rose Loeffler Zelt.
On January 23, 1960, she married the late John A. Kurtz, who preceded her in death on January 1, 2001.
Mrs. Kurtz graduated from Central High School, class of 1955. She then graduated from the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Pittsburgh and did post graduate work in Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Newark, NJ. She was a paramedic and founding member of Brentwood EMS.
She is survived by three daughters, Bonnie (Robert Kuhar) Kurtz of Indiana Township, PA, Karen Evans of West Mifflin, PA and Beth Kurtz of Pleasant Hills, PA. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Lydia Rose Evans, by three brothers, John Zelt of St. Marys, Herbert Zelt of Georgia, and Jerome Zelt of St. Marys, and by two sisters, Dorothy Herbstritt of St. Marys and Helen Young of TN, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Zelt, and by a sister, Margaret Peters.
Funeral Services for Rose A. Kurtz are being scheduled and will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Contributions, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA 15857
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com