Minnie Kurtzer


Minnie Kurtzer, 97, died Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Sunny View Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Morris Kurtzer. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah (Oldstone) Strauss, she had lived in Warwick for 24 years, previously living in Providence. She worked as a consumer interviewer and was a familiar figure in the mall or Newport Creamery where she often dined on her favorite hotdogs.

Devoted mother of Sharon Kurtzer of Warwick and the late Ellen Kurtzer-White. Dear sister of the late Charles, Bessie, Bertha, Jessie, Lillian and Harriet.  Loving grandmother of Hannah, Dena, Mirah and the late Elijah. Cherished great grandmother of Eli.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Louis & Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, 1165 North main St., Providence, RI 02904.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.  Please Click Here to join the service.

Meeting ID: 851 7772 0774  Passcode: 716412

Shiva will be observed via Zoom, please Click Here to join the Shiva at the days and times listed below:

Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 7:00-8:00 PM, Minyan at 7:45 PM
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:00-8:00 PM, Minyan at 7:45 PM
Meeting ID: 991 4020 8461
Passcode: HaMakom
Phone: 1.646.558.8656


  1. Sanford and Joyce
    Mar 20, 2021

    A true loss to the family.
    We knew her from living at the Villa. A very warm and loving friend to all. Her kindness to Sarah O. was a blessing in the recent years for which she is remembered by many.
    May she rest in peace.

  2. Linda Gershon
    Mar 20, 2021

    So sorry for your loss I remember Minnie when she was friendly with my mom Harriett Koslow. Very sweet lady.

  3. margi white
    Mar 20, 2021

    Sharon, Steven, Hannah, Dena and Mira,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I always enjoyed talking to Minna, especially in the mall. She was lucky to have all of you in her life and you all brought her much joy! May her memory be a blessing.
    Love, Margi

  4. Debbie & Rosalie
    Mar 20, 2021

    We loved seeing Minnie at the mall!
    May her memory be for a blessing!

  5. Janis Meierowitz
    Mar 20, 2021

    Dear Sharon and Family
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. Aunt Minnie was one of my favorites of the sisters and I remember going to your home often.
    Janis Greenberg Meierowitz

    • Ina Cort
      Mar 21, 2021

      So sorry for your loss. I last saw Minnie at her 90th birthday party, so full of life. She and Mo were so good to my late husband Carl. May fond memories help sustain you at this difficult time.
      Ina Cort

  6. Michael Bernstein
    Mar 21, 2021

    To cousins Sharon, Stephen, Hannah, Dena, and Mira,
    I wish I could find the right words to express what a great loss I know this is to each of you, and of course the sadness for myself as well. Auntie Minnie was such a wonderful person who meant so much to our entire family. Yes may her memory be a blessing.

  7. Phyllis B. Solod
    Mar 21, 2021

    Dear Sharon and Family,
    Sorry for your loss. Minnie was quite the lady. I met her on the 50th Anniversary of Israel. We use to go out once a month for diner with four other ladies. We always had a great time. We also went on a few trips together.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    The servic watery nice, I was glad I be part of it.
    Phyllis B. Solod

  8. Beverly Paris
    Mar 23, 2021

    Dear Sharon and family,
    Minnie was a lovely lady. We have a special connection. Her father in law Eli was marryied to my Bubbie Rose Abrams. She will be missed
    especially at the mall. I have a lovely picture of her.
    Beverly Paris

  9. Susan Davis
    Mar 25, 2021

    Dear Sharon and Family,
    I am saddened to hear of Minnie’s passing. She was quite a character, and a welcomed participant at my activity groups at Sunnyview. Her infectious smile and quick wit will be missed. May her memory be a blessing.

    Susan Davis, CNA/ Activities

  10. richard Waldman
    Mar 25, 2021

    My sister, Sue, and I were sorry to read about the loss of your mom. Your mom and dad’s names had recently come up with a newly found cousin and we were all trying to figure out how the Kurtzers and the Waldman’s were related and the mystery was figured out with the help of an old census.
    > I do remember that our father always enjoyed visiting with his cousins Mo and Minnie.
    > Again, sorry for your loss.
    > Rick Waldman

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