Born June 21, 1936, in Fayette County, Pa., he was the son of Stanley
and Anna (Koslick) Kurkey. He had been a Rootstown resident since 1969 and
was formerly of Brunswick.
Mr. Kurkey was a self-employed truck driver and a partner in Kurkey Auto
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Cetera), to whom he was married
for 39 years; sons, David, Donald and Daniel, all of Rootstown; daughter,
DeniceTaylor of Copley; seven grandchildren; brothers, John and Donald;
and sister, Beverly Claybourne of Diamond. A sister, Jean Graham, died previously.
Visitation will be held from noon until services at 1 p.m. Sunday at
Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. The Rev. Carl Holm will officiate.
Cremation has taken place. Private burial will be held.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Portage County
Unit of the American Heart Association.