Edward O. Curry, Jr.
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Peekskill - Edward O. Curry, Jr., 96 years old, a life-long resident of Peekskill, passed away November 17, 2012. He was born March 19, 1916, the son of the late Edward O. Curry & Margaret Puff. Ed served in the United States Navy as a pharmacist mate 1st Class from 1943-1945. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion Post of Peekskill, and the Boca-Delray Navy League. Ed was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Peekskill, and a member of the Odd Fellows of Peekskill. Also a longtime member of the Cortlandt Hook & Ladder Co. 1 of Peekskill; and the United Methodist Church of Peekskill. On September 14, 1940, he married R. Miriam Irwin, who predeceased him on January 6, 2008. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1937, and has been associated with the E.O. Curry Funeral Home, the family-owned business for 75 years. Ed is survived by his son and daughter: Edward O. (Mary) Curry, 3rd and Nancy (Neal) Townsend. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Paul, Ryan (Kasia), Jill Curry, and Glenn (Cathleen) Townsend and Meredith (Ryan) Travelpiece; and a great-granddaughter Cadence Miriam Townsend. He was also predeceased by his brother William H. Curry. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20th from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the E.O. Curry Funeral Home, Peekskill, where the Funeral Services will be held 11am, Wednesday, November 21st followed by interment in Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor. For online condolences or directions, please visit: eocurryfuneralhome.com
E.O. Curry Funeral Home
313 N. James St., Peekskill
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Nov. 18, 2012