Dorothy M. Kurtzman

August 03, 1925 ‒ November 25, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Dorothy M. Kurtzman, age 90 of Galion passed away Wednesday morning, November 25, 2015 in the home of her nephew in Punta Gorda, Florida. She had been in declining health.

She was born August 3, 1925 in Galion and was the daughter of Clarence and Anna (Zeller) Kurtzman.

Dorothy graduated from Galion High School and worked at the former Peabody-Galion for 19 years and later for the City of Galion in the utilities billing department and earlier for the Air Force as a civilian in Stockton, California and Cocoa Beach, Florida. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion.

Dorothy is survived by a brother James (Marjorie) Kurtzman of Cape Coral, Florida; nephews Michael (Thu) Kurtzman of Punta Gorda, Florida, David Kurtzman; nieces Nancy (Joseph) Hernandez, Pamela (James) Teeter all of Cape Coral, Florida; two great nieces and five great nephews all of Cape Coral, Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion with Father John Miller as Celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dorothy Kurtzman, and condolences may be made to them at

  • I will so miss your typed notes in your Christmas cards Dorothy. It was always a joy to hear your news. You were a lovely lady so full of curiosity and always looking for the next adventure. Your smile was a ray of sunshine. You will be missed. My sincere sympathy to the Kurtzman family for their loss.

  • Deepest sympathies for the family of Dorothy, you are all in my prayers. We can always take comfort in God’s promise to get rid of death forever at 1 Corinthians 15:26 and Revelation 21:4.

  • Jim, Marge & family,
    We will miss Dorothy, our dear friend and neighbor for so many years. We have such fond memories of Dorothy, Clarence and Anna. I’m sure they are having a grand family reunion right now.
    Our prayers are with each of you .
    Bruce & Mary Anne

  • My condolences to the family. I will never forget my neighbor Dorothy who along with her parents would babysit me before heading off to school. Dorothy is very much a part of my life and will be truly missed.

  • Dorothy was a wonderful person to know. I knew her from our cancer support group.May God be with you at this most difficult time. May God bless all of you.

  • As Dorothy’s cousins, though we were many miles from Ohio (in Texas, Tennessee, and Florida), we always felt close to Dorothy. Her cards and letters with special typed notes of news and commentary were always thoughtful, and we loved them. We cherished our talks with Dorothy. Our Mother, Mary Lou (Voss) Chandler, was Dorothy’s 1st cousin, but each of them referred to the other as “My Sister”. They were very close. It was Dorothy’s love, phone calls, and prayers that meant so much to our Mom just over a year ago as she confronted her own bout with cancer. Now, a year later, they both have gone to Heaven. We loved Dorothy and now will miss her all the more. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our cousins Jim and Marge, Nancy, Mike, and Pam, and all of your families.

    With love, from Gary, Mary Ann, and our Chandler and Balthaser families