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Gary Lee Kurbis

Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
Death 24 Apr 2005 (aged 53)
De Kalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 149689827 · View Source
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Gary Kurbis Sr. Gary Lee Kurbis Sr. 53, of DeKalb, formerly of Joliet, went home to the Lord on Sunday, April 24, 2005. He was born May 18, 1951 in Joliet, the son of Lee R. and Margaret D. (Fries) Kurbis. He was a 1969 graduate of Joliet Township Central High School. He was formerly employed by Joliet Equipment as a machinist. He also was employed by Joliet Music Center, where he taught private music lessons. He also taught brass instruments at Shabbona Middle School in Morris and later worked Linear Kenetics in Maple Park as a machinist. He married Merilee Goff McDermott on July 20, 2002 in DeKalb. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church in DeKalb. In his younger years, he traveled with the Spurllows Christian rock band and was very active with the Joliet Christian Youth Center. He also played with the Pyramid Classic Rock Band, Class Six Band, the DeKalb Symphony and Joliet Junior College Jazz Band. He is survived by his wife, Merilee of DeKalb; one son, Gary Jr. (Michelle) Kurbis of Elwood, Ill.; one daughter, Melissa (Gary) DeWitt of Burbank, CA; two step-daughters, Vicky Mosevich of Rochelle, and Kriston (Mike) Curran of DeKalb; two step-sons, Bill Mosevich, Jr. of Woodridge and Mike (Alicia Six) McDermott; five grandchildren, Gary III and Nathan Kurbis, Valerie Pierce, Ashley and Alyssa Curran; two sisters, Cheryl West and Judy Lucas both of Joliet, and also survived by his former wives Deborah L. Douglass-Paull and Melanie E. Nedelsky and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; step-daughter, Kimberly Mosevich; one sister, Janet Byars and his former wife, Dale Ann Betian Kurbis. Memorial services were on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at Seventh Day Advent Church, 300 E. Taylor, DeKalb with Pastor Dan Penn of Faith Fellowship Church officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at Turner Funeral Home, 3952 Turner Avenue, Plano, IL. Memorials may be directed to the family.

This obituary found in the May 3, 2005 edition of the Valley Free Press

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