Frank A. Kurant Sr.
Frank A. Kurant Sr.
PITTSFORD — Frank A. Kurant Sr., 91, of Pittsford, died peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in the company of his loved ones.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Fran Lloyd of Rutland Town and her husband Dick, Joan Drew of Leicester and her husband Tom; his son, Frank A. Kurant Jr. of Rutland and his wife Wanda; Linda Schulz, his dear friend and beloved companion; his sister, Theresa Bailey of West Rutland; his grandchildren, Jason Kurant, David Gonyea Jr., Chris Gonyea, Sabrina (Kurant) Provost, Jennifer Kurant, Heather (Lloyd) Bradley and Scott Drew; his great-grandchildren, David Michael Gonyea, Sydney Gonyea, Cameron and Kierstin Provost, and Jacob Bradley; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Kurant; his daughter, Charlene Kurant; his sisters, Jennie Weber and Genevieve VonDette; his brothers, Steve Kurant and John Kurant.
He ran his own farm in Florence, worked at Bryant Chuck & Grinder Factory in Bristol, Conn., worked at the White Pigment Plant in Florence, became a master plumber and ran Kurant Plumbing & Heating for many years. He also taught plumbing and heating for five years for the Rutland High School Vocational Program.
He was skilled and passionate in many areas, fishing, hunting, bowling, gardening, dancing the polka and the jitterbug. He wrote a book about deer hunting and was well known for “bagging” a deer every year for 37 years. He designed and built wood burning boilers, and was inventive and well known for his ability to “fix anything.”
Memorial contributions in memory of Frank Kurant may be made to Rutland Eagles Special Olympics, in care of Mary Mitchell, 712 Horton Road, Sudbury, VT 05733.
Please join the family for a celebration of Frank’s life at the St. Alphonsus Parish Hall in Pittsford, from 1-4 on Sunday, April 15th. In honor of Dad’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.
The family wishes to sincerely thank all of the people at The Pines rehab facility in Rutland who tenderly cared for Dad during his final days.
Arrangements are being handled by the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.