Rabbi Mark William Kurry
The family writes --
Rabbi Bill, as he was affectionately known, is survived by his wife, JoAnn Brousell Kurry, his children, Jonathan Kurry (Yahima), Jodi Kurry Cohen, Drew Kurry (Meredith), Matthew Kurry (Aimee) and Steven Brousell, and his nine grandchildren, Max, Emma, Mitchell, Jeffrey, Jessica, Cassidy, Jacob, Andrew James and Lilly.
Bill was born on July 26, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey to Oscar and Gwen Kurry. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1962 and held a Master's of Arts and Literature from Kean University. Bill was a principal at Rogers Clothes and later Kurry's Clothes, and was later ordained as a rabbi after graduating from The Rabbinical Seminary in New York.
All those whose lives he touched will remember him as a kind, gentle soul, generous with his affection, time and money. He was so proud of his loving wife, children and many grandchildren, encouraging their hopes and dreams, supportive beyond measure. Billy was also deeply spiritual, dedicated to Judaism and his community. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, not only for his own edification, but also as a teacher and enthusiastic guide to those around him.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to MAZON or Jewish World Services and honor his memory by living thoughtful, exciting lives.