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Richard Kornitz

Richard Kornitz Richard Kornitz


Richard “Dick” Howard Kornitz passed away on September 10, 2021, at the age of 79 after a long and prosperous life. Born on March 11, 1942, in Milwaukee to the late Roland and Freida (Nienhardt) Kornitz, he married Joan (Baumhardt) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eden on February 20, 1965. Dick was a proud veteran who served his country in the U.S. Navy traveling around the world from 1959-1963. It was in the service that he learned the electrical trade, which became his lifetime vocation. He spent 30 years as a Master Electrician with the City of Milwaukee before retiring in 1997.

An avid hunter, Dick’s love for the sport began at a young age from experiences with his father and their dogs. In addition to hunting in the State of Wisconsin, he enjoyed big game excursions throughout North America. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, the Eden Good Fellows Rod and Gun Club, as well as a member of the Twin Lakes Protection Association.

Dick was also a passionate skier from an early age, teaching his wife, daughters, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews to enjoy the sport. He spent 42 years as a volunteer member of the National Ski Patrol, helping hundreds of injured skiers using his extensive first-aid training.

We are sure he is on the first chair on the ski slopes of heaven.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Kaye (Mark) Kass and Laura Mastropolo. Further survived by grandchildren, Tyler Mastropolo, Abby Kass, Marlea Mastropolo, and Noah Friedenfels; brothersin- law, James (Karen) Baumhardt, John (Janey) Baumhardt, and Jay (Vicky) Baumhard; sister-inlaws, Jane (John) Davis and Sharon Baumhardt; and other nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Sharon; his in-laws, Joe and Jean Baumhardt; and brother-in-law, Jerome Baumhardt.

Visitation for Dick will be on Sunday, September 26, starting at 1 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church, W1562 Co. Rd. B, Eden, WI, followed by a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Eden Fire Department, the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at