William Stanislaus Kurtz
Lieuenant Commander, United States Navy
COMMANDER W. S. KURTZ
Former Intercollegiate Boxing Champion Dies in Philippines
PHILADELPHIA, January 19, 1941 – Lieutenant Commander William Stanislaus Kurtz, who won the intercollegiate lightweight boxing championship during his midshipman days at the Naval Academy, died of a blood clot last Wednesday at the Naval Base at Cavite, Philippine Islands, according to word received by relatives. He had undergone an operation for appendicitis two weeks before. His age was 38.
Born here, he was the son of Mrs. Lucy Kurtz of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and the late Charles Kurtz. After his graduation from South Philadelphia High School in 1919 he received an appointment to Annapolis from the late William S. Vare, then a member of Congress.
After he was graduated from the Naval Academy, he was the degree of Master of Arts in Naval Construction at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and that of Master of Arts in Metallurgy from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He was sent to the Philippines last March.
The body will be brought back to Arlington National Cemetery for burial.
He leaves a widow, the former Fruzan Nunnally
of Fort Worth, Texas, daughter of a Naval Officer; his mother and two brothers,
Theodore Kurtz of Trenton and Louis Kurtz of Atlantic City and a sister,
Mrs. Rose Weintraub of Pottstown.
Posted: 5 December 2007