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Paul James Kortz

March 12, 1929 January 5, 2020
Paul James Kortz
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Obituary for Paul James Kortz

Paul James Kortz, 90, of Paducah, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center at Mercy Health.

Mr. Kortz was a graduate of Reildand High High School. He was a retired Maintanence Mechanic for Union Carbid and a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Mr. Kortz was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict and was a Cold War Patriot.

Mr. Kortz is survived by his daughter, Patty Hughes and husband, Alan of West Paducah; his son, Gary Kortz and wife, Sheila of Paducah; four grandchildren, Clay Hughes (Kelly), Evan Hughes (Taylor), Kevin Kortz and Kendal Kortz; two sisters, Doris Scheer of Paducah and Ethel O’Neil of Arlington, KY; three brothers, Charles Kortz of Paducah, Earl Kortz of Paducah and Richard Kortz of Owensboro, KY; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVell Barron Kortz; a sister, Mary Catherine Wurth. His parents were, Frank William and Mary LaVada Wurth Kortz.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Rev. Brad Whistle officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. The Rosary will be said at 4:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, Boys Town, P.O. Box 8000 Boys Town, NE 68010; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105; Mt. Carmel Cemetery, P.O. Box 7346 Paducah, KY 42002.

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5:00 PM 1/8/2020 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/8/2020 8:00:00 PM
Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah

120 Memorial Dr.
Paducah, KY 42001

Rosary at 4:45 PM

Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah
120 Memorial Dr. Paducah 42001 KY
United States





10:00 AM 1/9/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas More Catholic Church

5645 Blandville Rd
Paducah, KY 42001

Rosary at 4:45 PM

St. Thomas More Catholic Church
5645 Blandville Rd Paducah 42001 KY
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Carmel Cemetery~Paducah Final Resting Place

4075 Old Mayfield Road
Paducah, KY 42003

4075 Old Mayfield Road Paducah 42003 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Mt. Carmel Cemetery

PO Box 7346
Paducah, Kentucky 42002

Boys Town

PO Box 8000
Boys Town, NE. 68010

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