Former Springfield Mayor Philip Kurnos Dies

Donations in honor of Kurnos can be sent it to the Disabled American Veterans

Springfield resident and former mayor Philip Kurnos passed away Sunday.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vauxhall Rd., Union, N.J. Interment will follow at the Beth Isreal Cemetery in Woodbridge, N.J.

Kurnos, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, uncle, beloved coach, decorated World War II veteran, and talented artist, served as the Township's mayor in the early 1990s. Among his many accomplishments, Kurnos is remembered for successfully organizing the holding of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club. 

He is survived by his daughter, Karen; son, Ken; three grandchildren; two great- grandchildren, with another due very soon; nephews; nieces, and his sister-in-law, Jacqueline Wellen.

Donations in honor of Kurnos can be sent it to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). 
Steven January 28, 2014 at 01:51 PM
Godspeed Coach Kurnos, I have fond memories of such a great guy. Playing basketball with him as a coach back during the MINUTEMAN days are among my finest. He impacted the lives of many and we are all better people because of knowing him. Having his wife as a teacher in the classroom made them a husband and wife team unmatched in Springfield. Bless you both!


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