Kurt Perl passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 7th.
Kurt was born August 21, 1950 in Long Branch, NJ. He grew up in Rumson, NJ and was a graduate of Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School.
A respected member of the maritime community, Kurt was the owner and President of Divemasters, Inc. which is based in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and serves the entire Eastern seaboard as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Divemasters provides marine operations support from hydrographic survey and scientific research, to submarine cable work and archeological investigation. Kurt was proud of his team and his fleet, including Research Vessel, The Atlantic Surveyor.
A lifelong lover of boats, Kurt grew up on the Shrewsbury River and was active in Jersey Speed Skiff racing back in the day. He later became a Captain, ran sport fishing charters in Florida and NJ, was a dockmaster, and operated fishing tournaments.
Kurt possessed a sharp wit and was brilliant, well-read and the funniest guest at the dinner table. He was a generous and beloved son, brother, friend, and uncle.
Kurt was predeceased by his parents Jacob Perl and Helen (Sinclair) Perl and his brother William Christopher Perl. He is survived by his brother Eric Perl (and wife Susan) of Little Silver; Ellen Iovino (and husband John), Fair Haven; Genie Perl (and husband Michael Vuocolo), West Allenhurst; and Liz Erichsen (and husband Todd), of Atlantic Highlands, and his nieces and nephews.