Joseph A. Kurz

1959 - 2023

It is with great sadness to report that Joseph A. Kurz passed away suddenly on April 11, 2023. He was almost 64 years old.
Joe was born and grew up on Long Island NY and moved to North Carolina about 15 years ago. He will be sorely missed by his sister Laura, his neighbors and co-workers, his hunting/fishing and beer-drinking buddies 🙂 from NC, FLA and Long Island. He remembers you all!


19 tributes for Joseph A. Kurz

  1. Heide. Semmig

    Although I only knew Joe for a brief period of time, his warm personality, humor and generosity were infectious. Joe was a genuine mensch who will be missed.

  2. Todd Huempfner

    I worked with Joe and consider him a friend. We shared a passion for hunting and fun. We had a sales meeting this week in Dallas which Joe was to be a part of. We left an empty chair at the meetings in his honor. Many shared stories and we toasted his life. He is missed by all of his Atlas family.

  3. Tom Huempfner

    Joe was a great teammate and friend. Whether it was a day where everything was going smooth at work or if it was a day where things were not going well Joe lead with his smile and good humor. Joe worked hard, he was thoughtful and generous and his customers and co workers loved him. We miss him greatly

  4. Ryan Olson

    Joe was a great friend to all and especially his work family at Atlas. His generosity for others was a true testament of his character. I will miss my weekly calls and hunting stories we shared often.

  5. Scott A. Sacks

    Joe and I worked together in Miami and again in North Carolina. We went hunting together, to football, and baseball games. Joe was a great guy, and I’m going to miss him. Rest in Peace Buddy!

  6. Christine Saitta

    I knew Joe through his sister Laura, who is my friend. I met him when he was a young boy, cute as a button.
    Would follow his life hearing from Laura.
    Rest in peace, Joe

  7. Randy Mccorkle

    It was always good to see Joe. He was a great sales rep and always went above and beyond to make things right. His smile always made your day better. I will miss seeing him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  8. Kevin M Lockwood

    Great times remembered Brother. Rest in eternal peace and may God watch over you and family.

  9. Jim Byerly

    Joe Kurz was my boss and mentor. He was way more than a supervisor but a friend. I am still in shock. I could write pages about the business and life lessons Joe taught me. He was a great man. Kind and giving are just a few of the attributes. I must add an incredible sense of humor!

  10. George Hamparzoumian

    Joe, you will be missed my brother. Hundreds of great memories from childhood to now whether it was boating, skiing, shooting, fishing, 4 wheeling we always had great time.
    Rest in peace. 🙏

  11. Keith Opland

    Joe, a sales rep that was on point and on his game. A true gentleman, I will cherish the memories and have a beer in his honor this evening. Heaven just received a star, thanks Joe

  12. Adrienne Carpenter & Tim Keck

    Joe was our friend and neighbor. He always had a smile on this face and kindness to share. There is an emptiness in our neighborhood without him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Laura as she navigates this journey without her dear brother. Rest in peace my friend.

  13. Michael Marziliano

    Joe Kurz my friend the times we had we pretty much did it all !
    I thank you for the intro to skiing which led to those annual trips. Gonna miss those road trips to NC hanging rock hikes , low country boils and those weekly Sunday morning catch up chats . How we lived it up and how we laughed and stood with our backs against the wall so free of fear we never thought one of us would fall. You my friend will be irreplaceable
    Sorely missed and never forgotten Love you my brother.

  14. Donald Epple

    Donald Epple
    Joe kurz,a friend of 50 years a brother, confidant we hunted and fished together with skied on water and snow and drank some beers we could talk about anything and everything the great times we had you were more than a friend you are my brother I’ll always talk about you with a smile. Just didn’t think you would leave us so soon I will never forget you. I loved you like a brother and still do may the sun be on your shoulders the wind at your back where ever you journey may you have peace until we meet again in another place love you my friend. They’ll be a hole in my heart till then rest in peace gentleman Joe.

  15. Syvie Petronics

    Joe and his sister Laura lived during their youth in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, a small village in the Eastern part of Austria/Europe. Joe was a “Bua” (German for boy) keeping some chicken in the garden of the house of his Austrian mother Ellie. She is related to the family of my father Günter and later went together with her children to the US to her husband.
    When I was a child we had Joe’s dad, “old” Joe, as a guest at our home in Austria for a few days. I remember him as a funny, open and friendly man. And when we read the touching lines of Joe junior’s colleagues and friends, it is confirmed that he inherited these qualities from his father.
    My dad – he is also a hunter – met Joe many years ago in Miami where they spent a good time together. Günter sometimes thinks about some scenes where they did music in a restaurant, had some drinks with too much ice or talked about their common hobby.
    Laura sent us pictures when she was visited by her brother for a few days shortly before his death: thank God they had the opportunity to spend quality time together.
    We think Joe was a much appreciated man and his photo alone exudes warmth. He is now reunited with his parents – even if that may only be a small comfort to the bereaved.

    Our deepest sympathy, Sylvi and Günter from Austria

  16. Mark L Baker

    It was such a pleasure to know you Joe. You were a true man of class. Going to miss all the good times we all had. Rest in peace Brother.

  17. Marilyn E Weiner

    Joe was my soul mate. We had a relationship for over 18 years and were looking forward to our retirement. My heart is broken into many pieces and will never be whole again. We had a love that was unbreakable filled with sincerity, kindness, mutual respect but most of all humorous.
    The fond memories will prevail within my heart until we meet again in another space.
    Rest in peace my beloved, Love always.
    Marilyn Weiner

  18. Suzanne (Morgan) Summers

    Thank you Cuz for going out of your way to come see me at my job some years ago. I hadn’t seen you in almost 50 years. I was so happy and thrilled to see you. I was looking forward to some of us cousins getting together this summer, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. You were a good man with a good heart. You will be missed. Rest in Peace cousin.

  19. Diane Schug

    I have been friends with Laura for 50 years. I met Joe a couple of times and we had some good laughs. Laura shared with me, that Joe had a bucket list of things he would like to do and places he would like to visit. I’m sure he is in a place where he is able to do them now. Rest in peace Joe.


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