James M. Curran

James Michael Curran, 60, of Scottsboro, Ala., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 19, enjoying his last vacation on the island of Bermuda.
Born in Hartford, Conn., he was a son of the late John and Gertrude Curran. He lived most of his life in Jim Thorpe before retiring to Scottsboro.
Jim was extremely loving and proud of his two children, daughter Autumn Curran, her children, his two grandsons, Aidan and Aaron Curran, and son Kevin Curran; his brothers, Jack, Rob and Bill Curran, and his sister, Trudy Curran; as well as Shirley Curran, mother of their children, stepson Joseph Butchko, and loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Jim was a loving father, grampa and friend to all.
He was a passionate man who enjoyed meeting new people, reading, fishing and many other odd jobs.
He was an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and attended Scottsboro Methodist Church.
When he wasn't doing any of these things, he loved watching movies and most recently spending summers with his grandsons. Jim was always there to help family and friends with whatever they needed him for.
Service: Funeral service 7 o'clock tonight, David J. Stianche Funeral Home, 123 Center St., Jim Thorpe. Interment, private. Call 6-7 o'clock tonight. Contributions in his name may be made to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 922, Scottsboro, Ala. 35768. Online condolences can be offered at www.stianchefh.com.

Published in Times News from Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, 2012