Kuranda obit

Anna E. Kuranda, 88, of Gainesville, Virginia, died unexpectedly November 21, 2022.

Born in Dickson City, PA, Anna was the daughter of James & Gertrude Oakey. Anna is is survived by sons Kurt Gary (Sue) of Rogers, Arkansas, James Edward (Kim) of Clifton, VA, and daughter Nancy Massey (John), of Blacksburg, VA, and her cherished grandchildren, Max Kuranda and Jenna Massey. Anna is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Edward (Kurt to his friends), their daughter, Judy, and her brother, James Oakey.

Known by her nickname, Nancy married Kurt upon their 1952 graduation from Dickson City High School and embraced a life marked by adventure, faith, family, and tradition. A lifelong learner, Nancy mastered many crafts, including canning, sewing, embroidery, and crochet. She was at home in the kitchen and was happiest when the family gathered for holiday meals and subsequent mandatory board games. She loved a good joke and a little nightcap. She was an avid reader and was fluent in American Sign Language. Ever the sports enthusiast and armchair quarterback, she reveled in friendly bets with son, Kurt. Professionally, she rose through the ranks of Federal Service before retiring in 1995. Nancy and Kurt moved from Warrenton, VA to Louisa, VA in the late 1990s and both became enthusiastic golfers. Nancy served on the Tanyard Country Club HOA, volunteered at church functions, and served as an election officer.

The Kurandas moved to Gainesville, VA in 2016 where they enjoyed an active social life, including bocce ball and pinochle. Nancy was a fiercely loyal and generous friend, a proud and supportive mother and grandmother, and a loving and devoted wife. While the grief of losing of both parents just twelve days apart is unbearable, there is comfort in knowing that Mom and Dad are together again.

A memorial service will be held at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, VA, Friday, December 2nd, 10:00AM-12:00PM. Friends are invited to join the family for lunch at the Moser House immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toys for Tots.

 

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