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Charles “Chip” Kurutza

September 21, 1969 – February 6, 2024


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Charles “Chip” Kurutza was born in New Jersey.  He was raised in Linden, NJ, and attended school there. He was an active Cub and Boy Scout he loved the outdoors, especially camping and freshwater fishing. He spent 22 years in the restaurant business as manager and general manager of various restaurants. In 2010, he relocated to Arizona and made the decision to go into real estate with his friend and partner, Gaylene Tucker; they worked under Valley Executives as TK Realtors. He is survived by his mother, Dianne; his stepdad, David; his Aunt, Jean; and Uncle Bill and Aunt Pattie and cousins and dear friends.

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14 responses to “Charles “Chip” Kurutza”

  1. Joelle says:

    Sending love, (hugs), and prayers to his mom, friends and family. It was a pleasure to know Chip. He is already missed and won’t be forgotten. He was an awesome friend and Realtor. I am grateful to have been a friend and client too.

  2. Colette Bate says:

    It’s so hard to believe he is gone. He was a special guy to so many people. Just remember you have friends who love you … now and always.

  3. Vicki and Erik says:

    You are dearly missed

  4. Karen Thurecht says:

    Chip became one of my dearest friends! My heart breaks for the family! He will be greatly missed and always loved and respected! He was one of the kindest people that I have known. Would’ve taken the shirt off his back and given it to you. When nobody would or could show up, Chip always did!

  5. Sandra Persico says:

    Chip was the 1st friend that I made when I moved out here to Arizona , although it started out as a business relationship, we became quick friends , it really was a fluke how we met , when coming out to find a house , the realtor I had lined up flaked on me , so I started making cold calls to find someone to help find a house , that is how I met Chip , he was outstanding , he went above and beyond for me in my search , if it wasn’t for him , I would not have found my perfect little house . After we became good friends , he was my go to guy if I ever had any questions , always willing to help with anything , I will miss you always , I’m so glad that you have been part of my life for the past 7 years , only problem was that it wasn’t long enough . My condolences to his family , and friends , we lost a good one , always in our hearts 💕 , Xoxoxoxo

  6. NIta & Gerrit says:

    Hard to believe that he is really gone. We will miss his morning calls and “what ya’ doing” ? It was a joy to work with Chip because he was always positive no matter how tough it got. He was a dedicated Realtor and went above and beyond for all of his clients. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. We are blessed to have known Chip. A Gift from God has Gone Home. RIP Chip.

  7. Kevin and Pauline says:

    Dianne and Dave we love you both. Our promise of heaven is what we hold on to. Chip and Grandma are there together so you two hold tight to each other.

  8. Joyce says:

    May he rest in peace.

  9. Linda Schaar says:

    Celebrating the life of a kind man, great realtor, and friend and mourning his passing with you. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

  10. Susan Rand says:

    My heart Is broken. I will miss my pal so much. Sending love and prayers for Diane and Dave. RIP bro.

  11. Pattie says:

    Chip you will always be “my other son”… my heart aches and I will miss and love you forever… my deepest condolences to my best friend Dianne and her husband Dave with their unimaginable loss. Love you both

  12. Marlene Plaza says:

    Can’t believe he’s gone. Remember him as a child, visiting with his parents in NJ.

  13. John Tucker says:

    Chip was one the first people we met when we moved to Arizona. We quickly became fast friends and shortly after my wife Gaylene started their real estate partnership. I always respected chip for his humbleness, he was a very good realtor and he knew the business well. I don’t believe he ever met a stranger and could be so funny.
    He will be forever in my heart and never forgotten. This world is a better place having had him in it.

  14. Vanita Harris says:

    Who will I call when I don’t know what to do or say about real estate you were always their for me. What do I do when my grands say Nana can we go to the pool or play with the dog wow I will miss you so much may you RIP know you were love ❤️ not for what you could do but what you did

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Charles “Chip” Kurutza

September 21, 1969 – February 6, 2024


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Charles “Chip” Kurutza was born in New Jersey.  He was raised in Linden, NJ, and attended school there. He was an active Cub and Boy Scout he loved the outdoors, especially camping and freshwater fishing. He spent 22 years in the restaurant business as manager and general manager of various restaurants. In 2010, he relocated to Arizona and made the decision to go into real estate with his friend and partner, Gaylene Tucker; they worked under Valley Executives as TK Realtors. He is survived by his mother, Dianne; his stepdad, David; his Aunt, Jean; and Uncle Bill and Aunt Pattie and cousins and dear friends.

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14 responses to “Charles “Chip” Kurutza”

  1. Joelle says:

    Sending love, (hugs), and prayers to his mom, friends and family. It was a pleasure to know Chip. He is already missed and won’t be forgotten. He was an awesome friend and Realtor. I am grateful to have been a friend and client too.

  2. Colette Bate says:

    It’s so hard to believe he is gone. He was a special guy to so many people. Just remember you have friends who love you … now and always.

  3. Vicki and Erik says:

    You are dearly missed

  4. Karen Thurecht says:

    Chip became one of my dearest friends! My heart breaks for the family! He will be greatly missed and always loved and respected! He was one of the kindest people that I have known. Would’ve taken the shirt off his back and given it to you. When nobody would or could show up, Chip always did!

  5. Sandra Persico says:

    Chip was the 1st friend that I made when I moved out here to Arizona , although it started out as a business relationship, we became quick friends , it really was a fluke how we met , when coming out to find a house , the realtor I had lined up flaked on me , so I started making cold calls to find someone to help find a house , that is how I met Chip , he was outstanding , he went above and beyond for me in my search , if it wasn’t for him , I would not have found my perfect little house . After we became good friends , he was my go to guy if I ever had any questions , always willing to help with anything , I will miss you always , I’m so glad that you have been part of my life for the past 7 years , only problem was that it wasn’t long enough . My condolences to his family , and friends , we lost a good one , always in our hearts 💕 , Xoxoxoxo

  6. NIta & Gerrit says:

    Hard to believe that he is really gone. We will miss his morning calls and “what ya’ doing” ? It was a joy to work with Chip because he was always positive no matter how tough it got. He was a dedicated Realtor and went above and beyond for all of his clients. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. We are blessed to have known Chip. A Gift from God has Gone Home. RIP Chip.

  7. Kevin and Pauline says:

    Dianne and Dave we love you both. Our promise of heaven is what we hold on to. Chip and Grandma are there together so you two hold tight to each other.

  8. Joyce says:

    May he rest in peace.

  9. Linda Schaar says:

    Celebrating the life of a kind man, great realtor, and friend and mourning his passing with you. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

  10. Susan Rand says:

    My heart Is broken. I will miss my pal so much. Sending love and prayers for Diane and Dave. RIP bro.

  11. Pattie says:

    Chip you will always be “my other son”… my heart aches and I will miss and love you forever… my deepest condolences to my best friend Dianne and her husband Dave with their unimaginable loss. Love you both

  12. Marlene Plaza says:

    Can’t believe he’s gone. Remember him as a child, visiting with his parents in NJ.

  13. John Tucker says:

    Chip was one the first people we met when we moved to Arizona. We quickly became fast friends and shortly after my wife Gaylene started their real estate partnership. I always respected chip for his humbleness, he was a very good realtor and he knew the business well. I don’t believe he ever met a stranger and could be so funny.
    He will be forever in my heart and never forgotten. This world is a better place having had him in it.

  14. Vanita Harris says:

    Who will I call when I don’t know what to do or say about real estate you were always their for me. What do I do when my grands say Nana can we go to the pool or play with the dog wow I will miss you so much may you RIP know you were love ❤️ not for what you could do but what you did

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