HIGHLAND PARK - Cathy Tasner Curran, 61, of Highland Park, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly and peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, October 24, 2012 at Lake Forest Hospital. Cathy was the cherished wife of Michael, beloved mother of Sam (Roberta), Fred and Duke. Devoted daughter of Barbara (the late Fred) Tasner , Caring sister of Amy (Richard) Schechter and Lisa (Terry Gaul) Tasner. Cathy is also survived by twelve sisters in law, eleven brothers in law, twenty nine nephews and nieces and twelve great nephews and great nieces. Cathy was the executive director of PADS of Lake County, and she was a well known champion of the rights and needs and human dignity of the homeless. Chapel service Monday 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. Donations may be made to PADS of Lake county, PO BOX 428, North Chicago, IL 60064. For funeral info, please call (847) 255-3520.