WATERTOWN, NY — The funeral service for Diane J. Kurtz will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Jeffrey E. Smith officiating. Calling hours will precede the service at the funeral home beginning at 12:00 p.m. Burial will take place 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in Brookside Cemetery.
Diane passed away at home Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. She was 61 years old.
Born Feb. 14, 1960, in Syracuse, a daughter of Charles and Patricia (Cousineau) Hanley, she was educated in the North Syracuse School District.
On March 24, 1979, Diane married Mark C. Kurtz at St. Rose Church in North Syracuse, Father Matthews officiating.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, plants, and spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren).
Surviving besides her husband, Mark, are her children, Mark Kurtz, Jr. of Watertown, Matthew Kurtz of Watertown, Heidi and Steve Schaeffler, of Liverpool; her grandchildren, Sabria, Carter, Colton; and her siblings, Christine (Patrick) Mooney, David (Terri) Hanley, Peggy (Mike) Crist. Diane is also survived by her beloved dog, Mr. Ecco.
Donations may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be made online at reedbenoit.com
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.