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Frederick “Fred” Nicholas Kurker
Kurker, Fred, 89, of Lake Worth, FL and Plymouth, MA passed away on February 13, 2018.
Fred was born November 4,1928 in Boston, MA. He was a longtime resident of West Roxbury, MA. He and his wife Madeline (Cahaly) Kurker later moved to Plymouth, MA. They eventually moved to Florida in the 1990s, finally settling in Lake Worth.
Fred was an entrepreneur and started in his family business, U.S. Fixture Corporation in Boston, MA outfitting many of the hotels and restaurants in the metro area and South Shore. He later took his knowledge of commercial kitchen outfitting and fixtures and opened a cookware store called The Gourmet Galley in Hanover, MA. He became the President of The Hanover Mall Merchants Association and later volunteered with The Small Business Association and Chamber of Commerce passing his business wisdom to aspiring local entrepreneurs. Fred had many accomplishments in his lifetime including serving upon The Advisory Board of The Men’s Society of St. John of Damascus in the Boston and Dedham. He had real estate dealings up and down the east coast of the United States. In his later life, he was a volunteer with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department’s Citizen’s Patrol, as well as greeting guests at West Palm Beach International Airport.
Fred was a world traveler and a lifetime philanthropist helping many organizations.
Frederick Nicholas Kurker is survived by his wife Madeline of 69 years, as well as his children Linda, Anne and Frederick Jr. He is predeceased by his daughter Sandra. Fred has many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A memorial service is being held at St. Herman’s Orthodox Church, 7099 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth, FL 33463-7507. Saturday, February 17th, 2-4 pm. With a small service at 4pm to be followed by refreshments in the adjoining hall. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to Saint Herman Orthodox Church.
Professional arrangements by:
Gary Panoch Funeral Home
6140 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487