The obituary for Henry W. Kurz (“Hank”) is public knowledge. From his roots in Brooklyn and the family bakery through his time at Penn State, Rutgers, and Roselle Park baseball, Hank was well-known. His background with the U.S. Army and military intelligence work may not have been as public, but it was a big part of his life. Hank was employed in the pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey and his many achievements probably could fill a book.

Locally, Hank is most noted for his elected positions on the Roselle Park Borough Council and as a Union County Freeholder. He also was a very active member at Community United Methodist Church in Roselle Park.

Viewings at the Higgins & Bonner Funeral Home in Westfield were filled with family, friends, and supporters of Hank spanning the years and decades. The lines marked a tribute to a man who impacted each of those lives who came forward to say, “I’m sorry he’s gone.” The funeral at CUMC also was well-attended and brought great and remarkable remembrances of a family man with a wife and five children, a patriot of all patriots, and a child of God who lived out what he said he believed.