Kurtis Miguel Sparovich of Chester dies at age 19

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Kurtis Miguel Sparovich, a lifelong Chester resident and a student at the State University of New York at Binghamton, died on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill. He was 19.

Son of Gustavo and Shari Denbigh Sparovich, he was born in Warwick on March 29, 1993.

He had just completed his freshman year with a concentration in physics . He graduated from Monroe-Woodbury High School in 2011.

He was a member of the New York DeMolay Camp Turk Chapter. He had worked at the Chester Public Library and volunteered for Devine Felines at the Pet smart in Monroe.

A family statement said: "Kurtis was a son, a brother and a friend to many. He loved to play soccer and it was amazing to watch him. His charismatic and genuine loving nature was his way and the way you knew him to be. To whom he touched in one way or another, a part of him will always be with them. He was an amazing, unique loving person that has given the gift of life to others."

Survivors include his parents, Gustavo and Shari Sparovich, at home; brothers, Gustavo Sparovich Jr., Lucas Sparovich, and Sam Sparovich, all at home; and grandfather, Richard Denbigh of Neptune, N.J.

He was pre-deceased by his maternal grandmother, Lucille Denbigh; his paternal grandparents, America Villalobos Sparovich and Angel Sparovich; and his Godfather, Francisco Villalobos.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; and on Friday, July 6, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Flynn Funeral and Cremation Memorial Centers, 139 Stage Rd., Monroe.

A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, 29 High St., Chester. Father Charles Szivos will be the Celebrant of the Mass of Christian Burial and of the prayer services at the funeral home.

Cremation will follow at Oxford Hills Crematory, Chester.

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