Kurt James Loveless July 23, 1969 - January 19, 2020 Smart, funny, witty, charming, kind, and handsome - Kurt was all of these things and more. He was a loving son, brother, and uncle to those closest to him and a good friend to many. He was passionate about music, literature, movies, art and easily held a conversation about any subject. He enjoyed sharing his opinions and enlightening others. To know him was to love him, and he will be deeply missed by all. Kurt was born at Little Company of Mary in Torrance, California, on July 23, 1969. He grew up in Gardena, California and attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School then graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School in 1987. In 1995, he graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Comparative Literature with an emphasis in Religious Studies and Russian Studies. In 2011, he joined SpaceX where he proudly worked as a production coordinator for F9 Structures, Production and Launch. Kurt’s taste in music was eclectic. He loved to play guitar, go to concerts and was a master at creating perfect playlists. He was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Kings, and enjoyed good food, drink and company. Kurt was unmarried and didn’t have any children but is survived by his mother Rita; sisters Danielle, Katina, Sasha and Elita; nephews Rowan and Zane; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins both in the United States and England. The family invites you to join them, and all those who loved him, in celebrating his life. Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:30 AM St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 1050 163rd Street, Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 327-5830 Memorial Reception to follow from 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Lighthouse White and Day Center 901 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 792-7575

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  1. Fellow work mate at Space X , Worked directly with Kurt for 8 years on F9 ,Condolences and prayers to all family and friends affected by his tragic passing

  2. I’m truly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to his family. Kurt and I shared a love of art and was a good friend to me in high school. Art class was our favorite part of our day. The world lost one of the good ones…that is a fact. I will remember him fondly, always. ❤️

  3. My love to the family. What a tragic loss to this world. Kurt was truly one of the good guys. His memory will live on in all of us who knew him.

  4. I send my love to the family..Kurt will be missed greatly. I will cherish the years we shared and hold him close to my heart.

  5. Rita…my heart is broken for you and your family. There is no greater pain. Kurt was always respectful and polite in my home; his smile a welcome addition to the houseful of kids many of us were blessed to hug, feed, nurture and sometimes try to ignore! Sending my love

  6. I feel thankful for Kurt’s life: his friendship, his kindness, his heart. He had impacted my life and everyone he knew with his gentleness and willingness to boldly affirm, accept and validate others. Thank you for sharing his memories. I know there is an emptiness he is leaving behind. I am praying though that you feel the fullness of his spirit, his love that he also left behind that has become a part of you and your family. I am praying that you are comforted by his memory. I am so sorry that he left so suddenly. You will see him again❤

  7. I am sad. I don’t know what to say. I miss my old friend. I pray the healing starts for the family and friends. I have a lot of good memories I will share with you later in person. Love, Mike

  8. candle 8I’m just finding out about Kurt’s passing 6 months later. I’m so shocked and saddened. I loved Kurt very much. He was so kind and gentle. He had such good taste: he had a refined palate and an ear for music and language. But most of all, he had a huge heart. He loved his family so much and he was so generous. I always thought that I’d see him again. My heart is broken.

  9. I just found out about Kurt’s passing and I am broken. He was a great friend to me at CSULB and beyond. We kept in touch until 2018. He was sweet, funny, eclectic and someone I will NEVER forget. We had so much fun talking about music, music, music. We were fans of many of the same bands and literature (comparative and Russian). He was a superb friend and I will always love, admire and respect him.

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