Shurl Curci

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Shurl Curci passed away after a long and productive life. He was 84 years old.

Shurl attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He married Kay (Horner) in 1952. She survives him.

Shurl had an illustrious career in real estate, and was chairman of Transpacific Development Company. Through TDC he developed major office properties in California including the landmark 27-story Lake Merritt Plaza in Oakland, Metro Center in Foster City, Santa Monica Business Park, the 33-story 1055 W. 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles, and South Coast Metro Center in Costa Mesa, among others. In all, he developed more than 10,000,000 square feet of property in California, Arizona and Hawaii, and acquired 10,000,000 square feet of property across the U.S. He was a true icon of the real estate industry.

In recent years, Shurl and Kay determined that they would share the many blessings that life has bestowed upon them. They created the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation, to support science-based research, striving for the advancement of a healthy and sustainable future for humans. Though well-known for his real estate acumen, he may ultimately become better known for his generous philanthropic contributions.

In addition to Kay, Shurl is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Don) Worthington of Las Vegas, NV, son Norman Curci (Rich Stefkovich) of Incline Village, NV, and son Vincent (Toni Jo) Curci of Phoenix, AZ, as well as grandchildren Danielle Carlson, Lauren Worthington, Max Worthington, April Curci, Wesley Curci and Jonathon Shanklin.

Memorial services are pending.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 27, 2013