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Florentz L., 85, Northern Cambria, passed away July 14, 2017, at home. Born October 4, 1931, in Nicktown, the son of Jacob P. and Lucy (McCarty) Kirsch. Preceded in death by parents; loving wife of 57 years, Anna (Burley) Kirsch, who died October 29, 2010; brothers, Gerald, Irvin, Richard and Vincent Kirsch; and sisters, Mary Regina Kirsch and Camilla Wolf. Survived by children, Jacob Kirsch, husband of Denise (Dunchuck), Northern Cambria; Gregory Kirsch, husband of Marie (Penksa), Clymer; Mary Louise, wife of Thomas Ligas, Starford; Victor Kirsch, husband of Kris (Peterson), Clymer; Theresa, wife of Ken Palmer, Penn Run; Cyrus Kirsch, husband of Mary (Stahl), Penn Run; Marguerite, wife of Randall Thornton, Northern Cambria; Curtis Kirsch, husband of Terri (Ditch), Blairsville; and Jolene, wife of Ronald Burkhardt, Marion Center; 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Brother of Lucille Hoover, Hastings; B. Max (Diana) Kirsch, Port Charlotte, FL; James (Louise) Kirsch, Northern Cambria; Anna Mae (Ken) Echtel, Inverness, FL; Ruth Mary (Edward) Born, Hastings; and Timothy (Carole) Solsberry, IN. U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Member of Church of the Resurrection, Heilwood. Retired mechanic and machinist from Cambria & Indiana Railroad with 31 years of service. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria. At the request of Florentz, funeral Mass will be celebrated in his home parish, St. Nicholas Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Committal, St. Nicholas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to a hospice of ones choice.
Published on July 15, 2017
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