Cover photo for Sanford "Sandy" Augustus Kurth, Jr.'s Obituary
Sanford "Sandy" Augustus Kurth, Jr. Profile Photo

Sanford "Sandy" Augustus Kurth, Jr.

October 21, 1935 — August 24, 2022

Sanford "Sandy" Augustus Kurth, Jr., 86, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Brickyard Healthcare- Terrace Care Center.

Sandy was born on October 21, 1935 in Buffalo, NY, to Sanford and Beatrice (Comeau) Kurth, Sr.

On June 18, 1955, he married Phyllis Byerly who preceded him in death on November 14, 2016.  Surviving Sandy are his children, Suzanne "Sue" Allen of Union Mills, Deborah Green of Michigan City, Sanford "Sandy" (Roberta) Kurth III of Glencoe, OK, and Jeffery "Jeff" (Jennifer) Kurth of La Porte; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 9 great, great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Joyner of Sumter, South Carolina; 2 nieces, Cheryl Ward of New Fane, NY and Mary Ellen Petterson of Sumter, South Carolina; nephew, Robert Ackley of Sumter, South Carolina; as well as several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 2 brothers; and 1 sister.

Sandy was a dispatcher for 31 years at Bethlehem Steel.  He was a 55 year member of The Freemasons.  Sandy enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing chess, and reading. In his younger years, he greatly enjoyed roller skating.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Suzanne "Sue" Allen, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350.

Condolences may be shared online at

The funeral home has arranged for you to gift fully prepared meals to the family to assist them during this difficult time.  For more information, click here.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sanford "Sandy" Augustus Kurth, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Cremation has taken place. Services will not be held at this time.

*Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors