Ernest Kurasz, 76, of Pinehurst and formerly Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at his home

Born in Reading, Pa., he was the son of the late Werner and Edith (Braun) Kurasz. Ernest was a graduate of Gov. Mifflin High School, class of 1961. He had been a manager for Penn Jersey Auto Stores and had worked for Deisel Services from 1985 to 1994. On May 31, 1980, Ernest married Ms. Kathleen A. Heilman, of Reading, Pa. After his retirement in 1994, he and Kathy, along with their son, Andrew, moved to Pinehurst, where they just loved the area. Ernest went to work for Martha Gentry ReMax in the late 1990s into the mid-2000s. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, and had a passion for classic cars. Ernest’s adventurous side came out in his cooking and he was always trying new recipes.

Ernest is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathleen “Kathy” Kurasz. He was the father of W. Scott Kurasz and Kriss Ann Kurasz, both of Reading, Pa., and Andrew P. “A.K.” Kurasz, of Pinehurst.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.