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Regina C. (Stankiewitch) Kurtz

July 20, 1932 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 87)


Regina C. Kurtz, 87, of Hazle Twp., and formerly of McAdoo, passed away Sunday morning at Weatherwood Nursing Home, Weatherly.

Born in McAdoo, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa (Lukatch) Stankiewitch.

Regina was a member of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Freeland, where she volunteered her time.

She was first employed in the area garment industry, and prior to retiring, she was employed at Boscov’s of Hazleton. 

Preceding her in death, were her husband Peter Kurtz; son Peter J. Kurtz, sisters Laura Novy and Bertha Evanco; and brothers Joseph, William, Aloysius and Edward Stankiewitch.

Surviving, are her children, Donna Sipida and husband Bob, New Jersey; Mary Gabriel and husband Daniel, Hazleton; Eileen Cook and husband Daniel, Sugarloaf; Andrew Kurtz, Weatherly; Michael Kurtz, Maryland; Daniel Kurtz, Hazle Twp. and companion Jeannie Murphy; Paula Veruhis, Maryland; Roman Kurtz, Beaver Meadows; Barbara Mettler and husband Shawn, Neola; Russian Kurtz, Hazle Twp.; John Kurtz and wife Claudine, Sugarloaf;  13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sister Gertrude McGeary, Warrington; and many nieces and nephews also survive.

A private graveside service will be held in Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery, McAdoo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, at

The Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be entered, and information is available at

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Private Service


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia PA 19178-1352

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