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Melvin Kurzer, 84, of Oak Island, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at his home.

Mr. Kurzer was born February 11, 1932, in Newport News, Va., the son of the late Morris and Rose Kurzer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of the College of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Kurzer spent his entire career in human services in the area of mental health and developmental disabilities. The family had lived in Kinston and Morganton for many years. He and his wife retired to Oak Island in 2004. Mr. Kurzer was a member of B’nai Israel Congregation, a UNC Tarheel basketball fan and a loving husband and father.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Kurzer; a son, Steven Kurzer, and his wife, Jane; three daughters, Rachael Givens, and her husband, Eric, Jenifer Kurzer, and Elizabeth Kurzer, and her husband, Greg Coleman; and five grandchildren, Jacob Kurzer, Micah Kurzer, Miles Kurzer, Lauren Givens and Brandon Givens.

Graveside services were held in B’nai Israel Cemetery, Wilmington.

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