Eleanore S. Kurtz, 95, a retired typing teacher and secretary at Springside School and a community volunteer, died July 22 at her home in Chestnut Hill.
Mrs. Kurtz had worked for 31 years at Springside, where she had been a friend and mentor to many students.
She also had been a volunteer at The Clothes Closet, a resale shop at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, the Springfield Residence, at election polls, and delivered meals for Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels.
Born in Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Kurtz lived for a time in Summit, N.J., before settling in Chestnut Hill. She was a graduate of Springside School and the Katherine Gibbs Business School.
During World War II, she worked with an Army intelligence unit of the 3rd Service Command and later with Army recruiting. After the war, she worked for a time as secretary for an admiralty law firm.
An accomplished pianist, Mrs. Kurtz also was an avid swimmer and horsewoman. She was a longtime member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. In later years, however, her activities became more restricted because of macular degeneration, hearing loss and age. Mrs. Kurtz’s family said it wished to thank all of the friends who “brightened her days.”
Mrs. Kurtz is survived by daughters Suzanne Klorig and Margot Forbes; a son, Paul Kurtz; a sister, Helen S. Bailey; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Mrs. Kurtz’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels, 1710 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031. – WF