Kurt Huntley

Kurt Eugene Huntley

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Kurt Eugene Huntley, 63, a devoted husband and father, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023, in hospice care.

Kurt was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and spent most of his childhood in State College, PA. He was the son of Tom and Sally Huntley (nee Loebelenz). He married Shirley Ann Buchanan May 4, 1991, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Sara Huntley, his sister Danti Rivera and husband Edwin of Reunion, Florida and brother Thomas (Ted) Huntley and his wife Diane and daughter Laura of Walnut Creek, California.

Kurt earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering (1981) from Penn State and a master’s degree in systems analysis and management from George Washington University. He had a long career in the telecommunications and banking industries and ran a pet sitting business with his wife Shirley.

An avid and talented soccer player, he played on his state champion high school team and on Penn State’s team at the Behrend branch campus. He was also a devoted Penn State sports fan, attending football games in his youth and following along on TV after moving to Arizona. He also enjoyed cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Kurt was a member of Esperanza Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona, where he served as a volunteer in a variety of capacities. He also enjoyed volunteering his time and talent in the broader community, including as a YMCA youth soccer coach and in computer classes for elementary students.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Esperanza Lutheran Church.


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