ROBERT Francis KURTZ
June 25, 1938 – June 11, 2020
Robert (Bob) F. Kurtz, 81, passed away on June 11, 2020. He was the oldest of five children, born in Centralia, Illinois on June 25, 1938. He moved to Tucson, Arizona with his family in 1953.
Bob served as a pilot in the Air Force for 10 years, after which he began a career in astronomy at the University of Arizona. He later worked for Infrared Laboratories, Inc. as General Manager and Vice-President. Bob was an innovator in the field of infrared astronomy.
Bob and his wife, Chigako, were happily married for 42 years and retired to Green Valley. He served on the Board of the San Ignacio Ridge Home Owners Association.
Bob is survived by daughters Kelly and Kerry. He will be greatly missed.
A service will be live streamed on the South Lawn Facebook page on July 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Bob requests donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona.
Friday, July 3, 2020