May 27, 2016


Curtis “Kurt” Stanford

StanfordCurtisCurtis “Kurt” Stanford was born July 28, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan to Shedrick and Estelle Stanford, the second child of a family of five children. Kurt accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age.

Kurt, with a K, as he liked to be called, attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated from Mumford High School in 1971. From there, Kurt went to further his education at Ferris State University and Lorain Community College.

While attending Lorain Community College, Kurt met Sheila Horn. Kurt and Sheila were united in holy matrimony in 1973. From this union one son was born Antonio Stanford.

Kurt dedicated over 20 years of service to the Elyria Public School District. He was an extremely hard worker, never missing a day of work. Kurt was fun loving, outgoing and always the life of the party. He loved all sports, especially basketball. Kurt was cherished by all that knew him.

Kurt departed this life Friday, June 14, 2013 after returning back home to Michigan. He will forever be loved and missed.

Kurt was preceded in death by his father, Shedrick Stanford.

Kurt leaves to rejoice in his memory, his mother, Estelle Stanford; son, Antonio Stanford (Tana) (Sheila); two grandchildren, Antonio “Man-Man” and Taylor; three brothers, Kenneth (Marilyn), Michael (Rita) and Gary; one sister, Sharon (Barry); mother-in-law, Jessie Horn; three aunts, Bobbie Jean, Linda and Loretta; two uncles, Allen and Elton; two sisters-in-law, Olivia and Jewel; two brothers-in-law, Fred and James; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins friends; two longtime friends, Edsel and Alex; a very special companion, Kathleen Walton; and her two sons, Cedrick and Jamar.

Kurt will be missed by ALL of his family and friends.

Family will receive friends from 10:30 A.M., Friday, June 21, 2013 until the time of service at 11 A.M. at Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., 14751 West McNichols, Detroit, MI 48235. Rev. Virgil Humes will officiate. A local memorial service will be held at a later date.