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Adam Currin, 70, of Chicago, IL ended his earthly journey on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Many wonderful memories will be cherished by his loving wife Sarah Currin, nee Clark; three sisters, Grace Currin of Chicago, Illinois, Cynthia Currin Henning and Christine Currin Johnson of Memphis, Tennessee; one brother: David Currin of Dolton, Illinois; three sisters-in-law: Jean Currin of Dolton, Illinois, Bishop Louis Jackson of Calumet City, Illinois and Pastor Essie Norwood of Orland Hills, Illinois; three brothers-in-law: Dr. Herman Henning, Jr., Carl Johnson, Sr. of Memphis, Tennessee and Pastor James Riddick, Sr. of Chicago, Illinois; and a host family and friends. The earthly journey of Adam Currin began on Saturday, June 20, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the fifth son and ninth of ten children of the late Florence Simons Currin and the late Jacob Russell Currin, Sr. Adam's formal education began in Memphis, Tennessee. In the late fifties, he relocated with his parents to Chicago, Illinois, and finished his high school studies at Hirsch High School, class of 1960. An extremely gifted mathematician, Adam continued his education at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, where he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Accounting. Adam began with working as a temporary employee with the Internal Revenue Service. This temporary job developed into a full time career which spanned over 40 years with his retiring as a government level 14 Revenue Officer, in 2009. As a supervisor, he coached and mentored his staff, many of whom kept in touch with him by calling and visiting him after he had retired. He participated in the organization formed by the African American employees of the IRS. While working at the IRS, Adam met Sarah Clark, a very special young lady with whom he fell in love. The two were united in holy matrimony in May, 1964. They would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this year. While no children were born to this union, their love was lavished on many nieces and nephews. In 1964, Adam was drafted into the military and served during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge in 1966, he and Sarah returned to Chicago, where he resumed his career with the Internal Revenue Service. Adam had a great passion for mathematics. His love for mathematics coupled with his love for young people created the perfect formula for dividing his time with others. It was as if he could multiply his talents and provide assistance to many. He served as a tutor to the students in his wife's class at St. Helena of the Cross School in Chicago. A recipient of numerous awards, and a gifted speaker and for several years, traveled to Memphis to speak to the senior citizens at Gaston Community Center. Adam's life is a testimony of the commandment spoken in Luke 10:27: Love God and Thy Neighbor. Adam Currin will lie in state on Wed, February 20, 2013 from 4pm - 7pm at Calahan Funeral Home, 7030 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60621. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at Calahan Funeral Home. Visitation: 7:30pm; Funeral: 8:00pm, Interment: Friday, February 22, 2013, 10:30am at Abraham Lincoln Veterans Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Feb. 20, 2013
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