June 12, 1943 ~ January 24, 2022

Born in: Palestine,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

George Samaan Kort, 78, of Asheville, NC, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022 at the CarePartners Solace Center.

Born June 12, 1943 in Palestine, Mr. Kort was a son of the late Samaan and Zahiyeh Kort. He was a graduate of College des Freres, and worked as a Christian tour operator, helping provide Christian-centered tours of the Holy Land.

Mr. Kort is survived by his brother, his sister, and his son, Simon Kort.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lewis Memorial Park.


Funeral Service: January 28, 2022 12:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: January 28, 2022 1:00 pm

Lewis Memorial Park
415 Beaverdam Road
Asheville, NC 28804


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  1. George Kort was a wonderful Christian gentleman. He was so admired by his friends at the Biltmore McDonalds Breakfast Club. He was kind, brilliant on so any issues. I am looking forward to a long visit with you in Heaven. Thanks for being such a great friend to all us.

  2. I met Mr. Kort while working at the Downtown Post Office. He was such a pleasure to work with. the many times he visited our establishment. He was always a Gentlemen, Kind and Courteous. to everyone. I have not seen him in years but, often wondered about him. Some people just seem to stick in our mind and heart. He was one of those People. I will see him again!!!


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