Deceased Information


    Marcia Kurtz

  • AGE



    Sunday, March 05, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, March 08, 2023


    12:00 PM




    Meeting ID: 821 8638 9916

    Passcode: 068901



    Marcia Mays Kurtz of Marietta, GA died Sunday, March 5 in Marietta, GA surrounded by her family and friends.

    She was born May 5, 1953, in Brooklet, GA.  She is preceded in death by her mother Joyce Elizabeth Denmark Mays McElveen and her father John Ford Mays.  She is survived by her spouse of 43 years Stuart Kurtz, her daughter Lauren Lewin (Daniel Lewin), her son Jonathan Kurtz (Shannon Kurtz), her four grandchildren Kelby, Cooper, Reagan, and Wade, her sister Bonnie Underwood (Kai Underwood), as well as many extended family members.

    Stuart and Marcia met on a blind date coordinated by Stuart’s best friend in May of 1973.  They enjoyed their relationship of 50 years from that first blind date until Marcia’s death. 

    Marcia was an Elementary School teacher for 33 years and retired from Cobb County Schools in 2008.  For most of her teaching career, she taught Kindergarten and first grade. Education was her passion, and she impacted many students, parents, and colleagues over her career. Many of those same colleagues she maintained life-long friendships with after retirement.

    Marcia and Stuart raised their two children in Marietta, GA.  Marcia loved her family wholeheartedly.  She loved raising and educating her children and making sure her children had the same passion and quest for knowledge that she had. Her sole hobby in life was to enjoy her family and that enjoyment grew to new heights with the birth of her grandchildren.

    Marcia’s personality was such that she was a friend to everyone who met her and an enemy to none. Marcia is known to all who knew her to have had an infectious love of life.  Her ready smile, her infectious laugh, her easy-going nature, and positive life outlook impacted all who knew her. Marcia loved adventures with her family and friends and was always excited to try new things and visit new places. Marcia had a warm, beautiful, positive, and kind soul and is greatly missed by all who knew her.

    A funeral will be held at 12:00pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon HWY., NW, Sandy Springs, GA, followed by a reception at 2:00 pm, at Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA.  Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999

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  • Ladd and Vicki Marks

    You will be missed my extraordinary cousin. You have been a fighter and stronger than anyone I know. Amidst your strength you have shown such grace, patience, kindness and love to all you have met. You have touched countless lives. You have shown such selflessness, continuing to always put others first and even caring for Aunt Joycie during much of the time. Your stamina, joy, finding strength in the small things and courage in all things will be a lasting legacy for us all. God speed my sweet cousin. I will miss you terribly.

  • Joanne and Johnny Chaifetz

    Stuart, Lauren, and Jonathan, So sorry for your loss. Marcia was a wonderful person and she attended some of our neighborhood book clubs and contributed to the discussion with brains and humor. She will be missed. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Dale and Debbie Russell

    Stuart, we are both so sorry to hear about Marcia's passing. She was such a bright, shining light, who lit up any room she was in. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

  • Sue and Udi Sandalon

    Stuart , Udi and I are heartbroken to hear that you have lost your beautiful Marcia. I know she has left you with a legacy of stories and memories that will keep her with you always and I pray they will bring you comfort. She was so wonderful and she will be missed by all that knew her.

  • Farris Cadle

    Dear Stuart, Lauren, Dan, Jonathan, Shannon, Bonnie, and Kai, I am deeply saddened with sorrow and pain. Please know that my heart is with you in this difficult time. Marcia was a sweet, passionate person who, along with Stuart, leaves the wonderful legacy of having raised two exceptional children. Know that you have lots of relatives and friends who love and will support you. May you find strength, healing, and peace in the beautiful memories. I cherish all of you and hope we remain a close-knit family. Farris Cadle

  • Ronnie Spiegelman

    Stuart: I am so sorry to hear of Marcia’s passing. I loved hearing the story of how you met. I am sure you have many more stories to share. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Alan & Dee Morehouse

    Marcia was a lovely and warm person. It was such a pleasure to meet her and her daughter on Cape Cod. Her spirit will remain always. Our warmest wishes to her family.

  • Jody Sloan & Dan Jacobs

    Stuart & family, We are so sad to hear about Marcia. May her memory remain for a blessing.

  • Sonny Parker

    So sad for the loss of our precious Marcia.

  • Tanya Mitchell Cobb

    May her memory be a blessing always. Lauren and family sending you much love.

  • Bob & Cheryl Beer

    Dear Stuart and family: We are so very sorry for your loss. We will be out f town this Wednesday, but will be thinking of you. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Gary and Laurie Denmark

    Marcia was our cousin and she was a bright light wherever she went. Anytime she came home to Brooklet she would give us a call and say, “Hey family, I am on the way. Want to go out to dinner?” She was a wonderful cousin and friend and we will cherish her memory and try to keep her light shining brightly. We will miss you always. Love Laurie & Gary

  • Lynn and Mark Soliday

    We would have never felt ready to say goodbye to someone as special as Marcia. There r no words for what your family r feeling from her loss. We will always think of her and miss her. She impacted all of our lives in so many ways. Marshmellow you will be never forgotten and will always be in our hearts. We live all u guys.

  • Reva and Steve

    Stuart, Lauren and Jonathan we wish you peace at this difficult time. Marcia and her family fought valiantly over the last 4 years. Her strong spirit for life will remain with you, and her memory will continue to be a blessing and a comfort. With love, Reva and Steve

  • Scott Kaplan

    Stuart: You may not remember me. We both grew up on Briardale Lane, played baseball on the circle, played capture the flag with other neighborhood friends, and enjoyed a delightful childhood there. I remember you as an energetic, engaging and downright fun guy to be with. This is my way of reaching out to you to express sympathy and condolences. Having read Marcia’s obit, I know to a certainty that she will be long remembered by all who were privileged to know and love her.

  • Carroll Denmark

    To my wonderful, loving niece..may God bless you! With love forever, we all will miss you dearly Carroll

  • Harold Rosenbaum

    May her memory be forever a blessing.

  • Rene Childree

    My heart breaks for this lovely family. What a loss. Marcia shared many childhood and adult moments of fun with our family. She will be greatly missed and always remembered.