Jane Margaret McGuire Slovak Kurtz
Jane M. Kurtz, 94, of Lancaster, passed away on February 12, 2018 in the Glen at Willow Valley Communities. She was the loving wife of the late Dr. John P. Slovak who preceded her in death in 1996 and to whom she was married for 53 years. She later married the late Judge John M. Kurtz, Jr. who passed away in 2006.
Born in Kansas City, MO, Jane was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Louise (Jacobs) McGuire. Her sister Sally resided in Kansas City until she passed away at 102 years of age in January 2018. A brother Frankie died as a child.
After graduating from high school, Jane dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker, or as the family refers to her, a “Domestic Goddess.” Jane was an accomplished seamstress as well as a pianist. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, golfing, entertaining, working for the United Way and spending time with her family. She was an extraordinary mother. She was a member of the Weatherley Flower Club prior to relocating to Lancaster, and First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster with her late husband Jack.
She is survived by her children, Janine P. Pendyck (wife of Paul), Dr. John P. Slovak, Jr. (husband of Roxanne) and Joyce P. Stevens. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her eldest son, Dr. James Slovak in March 2017.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 140 East Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602 with the Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Kohler officiating. Friends may visit with the family beginning 10:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jane’s memory may be made to the Mathias J. Brunner Nursing Education Fund, Attn: Bookkeeper, Willow Valley Retirement Communities, 300 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, PA, 17584. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com