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William E. Kurtz *52

Published in Oct. 20, 2004, issue

William Edward Kurtz died of pneumonia March 22, 2004, in Sarasota, Fla. He was 83.

William graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis and earned a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from Princeton. During World War II, he served aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific; during the Korean War he flew Navy jets. William retired from the military in 1957 as a lieutenant commander. He joined Rockwell International, handling government aviation contracts until 1984.

William's first marriage ended in divorce. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; two sons by his first wife, Dorothy; and two grandchildren.

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