Paul Matthew Jurkowitz

December 14, 1941 ‒ February 27, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Paul M. Jurkowitz, age 75, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Country Court Nursing Home. He was born on December 14, 1941 to the late Joseph and May (Bartolic) Jurkowitz.

In his prime, Paul loved to do any kind of gardening, hunting and fishing. He was a huge fan of Ohio State sports. He also managed a honey bee farm.

Paul was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church for 22 years.

Paul had an extensive Educational background. He received a Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Biblical Languages and Literature from St. Louis University and Master Degrees in Greek and Latin from The Ohio State University. Paul taught religion at St. Charles Preparatory School for Boys. With his passion for the Living Word, Paul taught many adult classes at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Paul is survived by his wife, Lynn Jurkowitz of Mt. Vernon; his son Joe (Leanne) Jurkowitz of Mt. Vernon; three grandchildren, Jenna, Kate and Molly; his sister Maryjo Smutny of Chicago; his brothers John (Ann) Jurkowitz of Mt. Vernon, Dan (Ronnie) Jurkowitz of Loveland; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Jurkowitz.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Dan Smith, Dr. Jed Henry, Country Court Nursing Home, and Kindred Hospice Staff.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the St. Vincent de Paul Church beginning at 10AM with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond officiating. Burial will take place in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dr. Deborah Reeder for people who need financial aid for cataract surgery: 1355 Yauger Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Paul M. Jurkowitz.

  • Dear Lynn and family. My thoughts and especially my prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    In Christian Love,
    Phyllis Henthorn

  • Lynn, I’m so sorry to hear the passing of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Roger O’Byrne

  • Lynn and Family ,
    I will remember Paul working in his garden where he spent many hours enjoying his hobby. People would slow and sometimes stop their cars to enjoy his beautiful flowers. His garden was a gift to his neighbors too.
    With our deepest sympathy and love , Beth and Dave Sheffer

  • Lynn,
    You had our 4 children in school at Fredericktown.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Lynn and family, we were sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. It has been a long journey, but what a blessing to know he was a lover of the word and its promises. May God comfort you and give you the strength you need for each day. With love, Brad and Dina Snow

  • Lynn,

    So sorry for the loss of your husband. May you find comfort in our Lord during this time. Sending my deepest condolences.

  • Our sincere condolences to Lynn and family. Paul’s contribution to all of us who were fortunate to have crossed paths with him …

  • Lynn and family

    So very sorry sad to hear of your loss. I will keep the Jurkowitz family in my thoughts and prayers

  • My sympathies & prayers go out to you and the family!

    Former Fredericktown Student

  • Dear Lynn and family,
    I was very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. It has been a long road for both of you. May the knowledge that he is at last whole again and in the arms of God comfort you.

    With deep sympathy,
    Joyce Lawson Miller

  • Lynn,

    We were sorry to learn of your loss. May you take comfort in Cherished Memories.

    Bob and Jean Kuhl

  • Mrs. J,
    Thoughts and prayers with you and your family on the passing of Mr. J.
    Danise, Kira & Family

  • Lynn
    We are sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. May our good Lord bring you peace and comfort at this time.
    Howard & Jo-Ann Wilson and Lily

  • Joe, Leanne, Jenna, Kate and Molly’
    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and grandpa.
    Nancy Tapocsi
    (Mrs. T.)

  • Lynn …my mother Kay Phillips asked me to send you her condolances on the passing of your husband. Mother was a member of Sweet Adelines and admired and appreciated you so much. She isn’t able to be out and about but is thinking of you during this difficult time. My sister Stacy also lived next door to your parents.

  • Dear Lynn and Family,
    Our heartfelt sympathies extended to you and prayers for peace and comfort in God’s loving arms.
    Love, B.J., Emily and Ron Hules

  • Lynn and family. .Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. It has been a long hard road for Paul you and family..but rest assured. I am sure He is singing with the Angels in Heaven..

    Love ..
    The Sigmans..
    Mike and Kay

  • Dear Lynn and Family,

    Though we did not know your Paul personally, we do grieve with you…first, because both of us have lived through sorrow at the loss of spouses, parents, siblings and our own child…and secondly, because losing a well-prepared and faithful leader like Paul in the community and in the Church is grievous for all of us. May the Spirit of God give you supernatural comfort, and may you hold fast to the blessed Hope of Everlasting Life in Jesus Christ our Savior!

  • Dear Lynn and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Paul was a talented and wonderful man. He was a great community leader and will be missed. Please know that your friends are sending love and strength and peace at this time. Love and prayers, Joyce Skocic