Kurt Liehs, 79, of Cheraw, SC, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He was born in Mattydale, and worked as a partner in the family business, Liehs & Steigerwald. Kurt retired in 1992 and lived his life doing what he loved most. He was an avid sportsman and traveler, from trekking through Africa to exploring the Amazon River. He also cooked for local events such as the Oktoberfest and hosted clambakes and barbecues at his homes in Syracuse and Osceola, N.Y. In 2004, he exchanged lake-effect snow for sunny South Carolina.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Catherine Liehs, and his sister, Hilda Redell.
He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Liehs and Christine Milback; friend, Susan Redmond; brother, Eric (Gloria) Liehs; four sisters: Sally (Edward) Cummings, Sonia (Edward) Donegan, Cynthia Liehs, and Kathleen (John) O'Hara; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in Kurt's memory may be sent to Chesterfield Convalescent Center, Activities Dept., P.O. Box 1329, Cheraw, SC 29520.
Private services will be held by the family.