John (Johanan/Jani) Kurti, 72, died January 4th, 2017. John was born on February 28, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary to Eva Fleischner and Laszlo Kurti. He is survived by his wife Esty Kurti, his son Ron and daughter Keren, his sister Krisztina Baukovacz, and his grandsons Mica and Everett Alexander.
John had many careers, lived on three continents, spoke five languages, and brought a smile to the face of every person he ever met. He never met a stranger, and greeted all with a warm and open heart, and usually a silly joke. He was incredibly active in a number of community organizations, and was always willing to lend a hand or offer his guidance and advice. His energy and vitality will be missed by many.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, January 14, at 3:00pm at James Funeral Home. Rabbi Michael Shields will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Ada Jenkins Center (http://www.adajenkins.org/ P. O. Box 1842, Davidson, NC 28036) or the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg (northmeckrotary.org P. O. Box 721, Cornelius, NC 28031)