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Russell J. Curione


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Russell J. Curione Obituary
Russell J Curione

AGE: 94 • Toms River

Russell Curione, "pop" went home to be with the Lord on March 25. He died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. ("Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." John 17:3.) He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Curione. Surviving are his two daughters, five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He was born in Tenafly, New Jersey in August of 1922. In May of 1945 he graduated from Casey Jones School of Aeronautics with a degree in aeronautical engineering.

He proudly served as a B-17 tail gunner with the 34th bomb group in the European theater of operations during WWII.

Russ was a man of many interests and talents. His biggest love was aviation. In North Jersey, he was employed by Robinson Aviation; and after moving to Toms River, he was employed with E.A.I in Long Branch. During the 1950's he even had his own aircraft photo supply company with photos of military, sport and commercial aircraft. He was also an artist; and his drawings in charcoal and pencil were once on display at the Toms River library. He was a collector of stamps, coins, model trains and various baseball and aeronautical memorabilia. In addition to all this, he made various kinds of model airplanes both static and remote controlled.

"Pop" as he was affectionately called, was a family man. He spent his retirement years with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. During the last 5 years of his life, pop was lovingly cared for by Kay. She will forever hold a special place in our family's heart.

Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River is in charge of the arrangements. To extend condolences please visit www.silvertonmemo rial.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2017
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