The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

July 19, 2013

David G. Kurtanich

Director of YSU School of Engineering Technology

---- — David G. Kurtanich of Hermitage passed away shortly after noon Thursday, July 18, 2013, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, with his family at his side. He was 57.

Mr. Kurtanich was born March 7, 1956, in Sharon to Alex and Helen Kurtanich.

He graduated from Sharon High School in 1974 and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Youngstown State University. He continued his education at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering.

David enjoyed a career in civil engineering initially at Kurtanich Engineers & Associates Inc. of Hermitage, then joining the faculty at Youngstown State University. He began his teaching career as a part-time faculty member, then as a full-time faculty member in the Civil and Construction Engineering program until his appointment as director of the School of Engineering Technology. He also authored numerous technical and educational articles relating to the engineering field.

He was licensed as a professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Ohio and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Tau Beta Pi and a past member of Hermitage Rotary Club. His hobbies included golfing and fishing.

He was of the Catholic faith and a former member of St. Ann’s Parish, Farrell.

He is survived by: two sisters, Joanne, wife of Paul Kirila, Mason, Ohio; and Sandra Kurtanich, Sandy Lake; a brother, Joseph Kurtanich, husband of Janet, Sharon; nieces, Jennifer Kirila and Adrienne Kurtanich; and nephews, Paul Kirila, Jonathan Kirila Scott Kirila and Jon Kurtanich.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the David G. Kurtanich Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Shenango Valley Foundation, 7 W. State St., Sharon, PA 16146.

KURTANICH

David G., 57, Hermitage.

Calling hours: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday (7-21-13) and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday (7-22-13) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

Service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Monday (7-22-13) in Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, with the Rev. Jeffery J. Noble, pastor, as celebrant. A brief prayer service will held at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home prior to leaving for the church.

Interment: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hermitage.

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