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Kurt H. Thurheimer

March 30, 2016

Kurt H. ThurheimerKurt H. Thurheimer, 44, of Adams Center, NY, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2016. Born April 20, 1971, he was the son of Dean H. and Patricia J. Thurheimer. He was raised in Adams Center and attended South Jefferson Central Schools.

Kurt was active in Webelos, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts growing up. He was an avid and proficient drummer, and was offered a scholarship to play his drums.

Kurt spent time living in Durham, NC, Boston, MA, and Sacramento, CA, before returning to Adams Center several years ago. He attended Sacramento City College, and earned an NCCER Core Level I and OSHA card from BOCES to become a certified electrician. His jobs have included working as a waiter, a construction crew foreman, a river rafting guide, and at Dry Hill Ski area.

Kurt loved the outdoors and spent much of his time camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, climbing, and skiing. His favorite activity of the last few years was kayaking. He loved professional and college sports, especially basketball and football, and was a dedicated Steelers fan his whole life.

Kurt is survived by his father, Dean, of Adams Center, three sisters and a brother-in-law, Katherine Thurheimer and Michael Eichner of Rochester, NY, Keira Thurheimer of Adams Center, and Karen Thurheimer of Sackets Harbor, NY, and a brother Kenneth, of Chapel Hill, NC. He was predeceased by his mother, Patricia, and a brother, Eric.

Kurt had a wonderful sense of humor, and was best known for his entertainment skills and making people laugh. He will be extremely missed by his family and friends.

Calling hours will be held Monday, April 4, from 4 - 6PM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. The funeral will follow at 6:30PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 731 James St., Suite 408, Syracuse, NY 13203 or the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 126, Adams, NY 13605.


#11 The Hurley Clan 2016-04-09 17:54
Chico- We will never forget you! Here are a few memories. Chico used to ride his bike to our house all the time. One day he stayed for dinner and we had green spaghetti and he gagged. Well from that day on he had to leave our house right before dinner. Mary's favorite actor was Sylvester Stallone and he kindly gave her a naked picture of him and to this day she still has it. At every party Chico was the mediator and was friends with everyone ...from the druggies to the jocks. He was one the most special people in our lives and was like a brother to us. We love and will miss you...Until we see you again...Matt, Deb, Miller, Bumble, Tina, Sarah
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#10 Kirk Palmer 2016-04-04 08:47
Dean and family, Can't imagine how you must feel over the loss of Kurt. He was a wonderful young man with a great gift to make others laugh. Kind, caring and a great love of the outdoors.
All my blessings.
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#9 Stephen Delaney 2016-04-01 17:57
Dean, I'm sorry to hear of Kurt's passing. If there is anything I can do to help you and your family just let me know. I have been retired since January of 2012.
Steve Delaney
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#8 Amy Ose 2016-04-01 12:05
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this
time. I have many wonderful memories of Kurt. Heaven
has just received another angel. God Bless!
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#7 Wayne McDonald 2016-04-01 05:41
Dean, so sorry read of the loss of your son. I read of his passing in the Watertown Times. He seemed like a great guy and so involved.
Wayne and Christina McDonald
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#6 Brian Tremont 2016-03-31 22:55
Thought and prayers to your family. I can remember my sister saying Kurt always brought so much laughter to the people around him. My condolences Kenny to you and your family.
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#5 Sylvia Manly 2016-03-31 20:26
Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Sylvia Manly
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#4 JOHN WAGENAAR 2016-03-31 18:51
Sorry to learn this , Having lost my own son i can only wish you strength

It ain;t easy
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#3 Shawn Mead Medler 2016-03-31 18:22
Sorry to hear of your loss. What a great guy, but just as importantly a great friend. My greatest memory, both being Pittsburgh Steelers fans, was our bus trip with some other friends to the Bills vs. Steelers game. You will surely be missed. RIP Chico
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#2 Jill Wheeler 2016-03-31 17:44
Dean, I was very sorry to hear of Kurt's passing. I am thinking of you and your family and saying a prayer for you during this difficult time.
Jill Wheeler
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