Anton Kurtz, 90, of Newcomerstown, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown.

He was born Wednesday, June 8, 1927 in Joaka, Yugoslavia to John and Johna (Eible) Kurtz. He worked as a machinist and owned Frankies Cafe in Cuyahoga Falls for 15 years. He was a member of the St. Francis DeSales Church of Newcomerstown.

He married Elizabeth (Wheeler) Kurtz on Dec. 6, 1970, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Denice Lynn (Matt) Lentine of Fairlawn; a son, Christopher John (Rebecca) Kurtz of Stow; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Harbin; special niece, Rosemary Heeling;and  special nephew, Shawn Kesler.

Graveside services were Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron with Father David McCarthy officiating. Online condolences may be made at