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Milton Hurtes

August 14, 1917 — April 2, 2011

Milton Hurtes, age 93, passed away joining his beloved wife of 69 years, Margaret Susannah (Banks) Hurtes, on 2 April 2011. He died of a broken heart and kidney failure at Roper Hospital.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York on 14 Aug 1917 and was the 2nd of four sons of Louis Hurtes and Esther Mostkowitz. His brothers, all deceased, were Dr. Harold Hurtes, Walter Hurtes and Murray Hurtes.

Milton is survived by 2 children, 7 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren.

   His daughter of Fairfax County, VA is Virginia Susan (Hurtes) Rouse former wife of Capt. James Richard Rouse. Their children are Richard Prescott Rouse, Ph.D. and his wife Michelle Diane (Roads) Kendall Rouse of Santa Barbara, CA: Mark Andrew Rouse, his wife Mary Virginia (From) Rouse and their daughter Elizabeth Virginia Rouse all live in Exton, PA.; Heather Michelle (Rouse) Becker, her husband John Edward Becker, Ph.D. and their sons Jack Stratton Becker and Casey Edward Becker all of Long Beach, CA; Ryan Randal Rouse and his wife Margaret Elaine (Mello) Rouse who live in San Francisco, CA; and Tamara Renee Rouse of Fairfax County, VA.

   Milton is also survived by his only son William Edmund Hurtes and his wife Eleanor Katherine (Wallace) Hurtes who live in Charleston, SC and their daughter Margaret Elizabeth Hurtes of Mount Pleasant, SC and their son William Matthew Hurtes of Costa Rica.

He was a glider pilot & World War II Veteran, US Army 82nd Airborne who enjoyed adventure and travel.  He and his wife took military flights to every corner of the world and always returned with interesting stories of meeting new friends.   He attended State Agricultural College in Farmingdale, NY and was one of the first Veterans to attend the Citadel as a non-cadet.   He was retired from the Army as a 2nd Lt. with medical disability.   He loved his Bloodhound Sniffer, opera, reading, and teaching his grandsons how to fish and shoot.

Milton lived the American Dream by starting with five different jobs and working his way to be a successful real estate developer in Charleston.   Anyone who met him remembers him.  He loved New York and all of the bright lights and now his light will shine down on us.

A visitation will be held at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel, Friday between 6-8 pm. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at the graveside in Riverview Memorial Park, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 11:00 am.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, 3870 Leeds Ave. Ste 101, N. Charleston, SC 29405.


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