Melvin Kurzer

by | Apr 8, 2016 | Obituaries

Oak Island , NC—Melvin Kurzer, 84, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Kurzer was born February 11, 1932 in Newport News, Va., the son of the late Morris and Rose Kurzer.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Kurzer spent his entire career in human services in the area of mental health and developmental disabilities. The family had lived in Kinston and Morganton for many years and he and his wife retired to Oak Island in 2004. Mr. Kurzer was a member of B’nai Israel Congregation, a UNC Tarheel basketball fan and a loving husband and father.

Survivors include his wife Judith Kurzer, a son Steven Kurzer and wife Jane, three daughters, Rachael Givens and husband Eric, Jenifer Kurzer, and Elizabeth Kurzer and husband Greg Coleman; five grandchildren Jacob Kurzer, Micah Kurzer, Miles Kurzer, Lauren Givens and Brandon Givens; and five nieces, Ellen Federman, Joanne Goldfein, Linda Joffre, Allene Becker, Sandy Cohen and four nephews, Barry Kurzer, Larry Kurzer, Alan Kurzer and Ben Kozak.

His funeral and burial was held at B’nai Israel Cemetery in Wilmington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.