Pauline Theresa Kourtz, 102, of Freehold Township passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, November at home. She was born in Iselin and had lived in Piscataway and Woodbridge before settling in Freehold in 1958. Prior to having her children, Pauline worked at Merck Corporation as a lab technician. After raising her family, she went to work as a school bus driver for the Freehold Board of Education for over 30 years. Pauline was a devout Catholic and known for her beautiful voice as a former member of the choir at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine in Freehold Township. She was an active member of the Freehold Township Senior Center where she frequently participated in many travel outings. Pauline was an avid scrabble player with so much enthusiasm that at the age of 102 was still undefeated. The greatest importance of her life was her family and she would never miss an opportunity to celebrate the holidays and especially share her love for cooking. Pauline was the most generous mother, loving and kind, and the charm of her smile was irresistible. She will be remembered for her warm personality, passion for life and devotion to her family.
Pauline is predeceased by her husband, George Edward Kourtz. She is survived by her three daughters, Joy Drennen of Port Orange, Florida, Debra Kourtz of Freehold and Robin Schlosser and her husband, Bud of Freehold; four grandchildren, Ryan Finley, Kelly Schlosser and her husband, Greg Battista, Sara Adamitis and her husband, John, and Amber Schlosser, one great granddaughter, Everly, and all of her nieces and nephews.
Her family wishes to say that there are no goodbyes; because wherever she is, she will always be in their hearts, and deeply missed.
All arrangements were by the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township.