Kevin L. Curran
1954 - 2021
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ALLEGANY - Kevin L. Curran, 67, of 18 Pine St., passed away Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) at Olean General Hospital, with his two daughters by his side.

Born Jan. 10, 1954, in Cuba, he was the son of Donald and Esther Wingert Curran. In May 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Judith A. "Judy" Curran, who predeceased him Nov. 23, 2014.

Kevin was a 1972 graduate of Allegany High School and attended Lockhaven State College, graduating in 1976 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. He received his master of education in administration in 1999, from St. Bonaventure University.

In 1980, he began what became a continuous career with Portville Central School, first as a teacher and coach, and later as an athletic director and principal.

Kevin was one of the most winning coaches at PCS. He was an assistant football coach his first year at Portville, before taking the head football coaching position in 1981, a position he held until 1991.

He was also the girl's varsity basketball coach from 1980 to 1983, and the boy's varsity track coach, from 1984 to 1987. He served as athletic director for 11 years, and also served as the Cattaraugus County track chairman; the Section 6 Divisional football chairman; and helped in the creation of the Expressway Conference.

From 2004 until his retirement in 2010, he was the school's principal. In 2015, Kevin was inducted into the Portville Central School Hall of Fame. Even after retirement, he was always the champion of all students and faculty, in his unrelenting devotion to the Portville Central School community.

In his retirement, Kevin enjoyed traveling, volunteering, cooking and spending time with family.

Surviving are two daughters, Kaitlin (John) Speta of Waterford and Kristin (Lucas) Flachs of Stamford; a granddaughter, Lydia Flachs; two grandsons, Wyatt Flachs and Jack Speta; a loving companion, Nancy Crawford of Allegany; two brothers, Joseph (Ellen) Curran of Pompano Beach, Fla. and Steven (Kathy) Curran of Gastonia, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Jan Howard of Allegany; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife; his parents; and a brother-in-law, Fred Howard.

A memorial visitation will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday (Feb. 22, 2021) in St. Bonaventure Church. Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

To watch the funeral live via the internet, log onto moments before the mass begins at 10 a.m.

Memorials if desired, may be made to Presents for Panthers and/or Michael McGreevy Scholarship Fund, PO Box 790, Portville, NY 14770.

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Published in Olean Times Herald on Feb. 19, 2021.
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February 20, 2021
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Donna, Tony, and Jeni Wilson
February 20, 2021
Prayers to the family, Steve and Joe fond memories working w Kevin when we were Principals at Portville and for myself at Cattaraugus Little Valley.
paul stetz
February 19, 2021
I’ll always treasure Kevin as a good friend and one of the original group of guys in SmithHall at Lock Haven. We shared some wild and fun times together. He was always so upbeat and just fun to be around. His career accomplishments after college speak volumes to his character and the kind of loyal and caring person he was. Thankfully we all had the chance to meet again during the summer of 2019 and reminisce about the fun days at Lock Haven.
My sympathies go out to Nancy and his daughters Kaitlin and Kristin. I trust Kevin is now at peace and looking down on everyone with that big smile.

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Barton Duncan
February 19, 2021
A great teacher, coach and guy, will be missed by all who knew him. Our deepest sympathy to the family, thoughts are with you.
Mark & Darla Freaney
February 18, 2021
Kevin was a wonderful friend and neighbor. He will be missed. Love and prayers to his family.
Gail Hardes
February 18, 2021
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Aunt Helen and Linda
February 18, 2021
Kevin was always gracious and respectful in his interactions with those of us who worked with him to serve the youth of our region. As administrators during the same timeframe, he at Portville and me at Allegany-Limestone, we communicated frequently and I know he will be missed by many. My thoughts and condolences go out to family members and loved ones.
Cindy Havers
February 18, 2021
I will always remember Kevin for his great smile and genuine kindness to everyone! Kevin was such a good man. We love you cuz! Say hello to Judy, Aunt Esther and Uncle Don! I’m sure y’all are having a great Heavenly reunion.
Linda Wingert Mickey
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