Rev. CHARLES L. CURRIE

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Rev. CHARLES L. CURRIE  

On January 4, 2019 of Washington, DC. A Jesuit priest for 56 years. He is survived by his brother, Rob Currie, S.J.; and a sister-in-law, Anne Currie. Uncle to Beth (Bill Chambers) Gargan, Kathy (Chris) Mayer, Thomas V. (Helen) Gargan, William Gargan, Meg (Jerry) Kilpatrick, Lisa (Mike) Hudson, Amy Currie, Robbie (Jo Anne) Currie as well as many grandnieces/nephews and great nieces/nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth Currie, sister, Gertrude Currie Gargan and brothers John and Joseph Currie, S.J.
Fr. Currie had been serving as the executive director of Jesuit Digital Network. From 1997 to 2011 he served as president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). A revered leader in Jesuit higher education, he previously served as president of both Wheeling Jesuit University (1972-1982) and Xavier University (1982-1985); director of Georgetown University's Bicentennial celebration (1989); rector of the Jesuit community at Saint Joseph's University (1991-1997); and as a faculty member at Georgetown and Saint Joseph's. Fr. Currie was a beloved figure both within and outside of the Jesuit network. He remained proud of his roots in Philadelphia, but thrived on the energy of Capitol Hill during his years in Washington, DC. His tireless energy, keen sense of humor, legendary story-telling skills, and enormous heart will all be greatly missed.
Friends may call at the Jesuit Residence at Wolfington Hall at Georgetown University on Friday, January 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC, preceded by a viewing at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fr. Charles L. Currie, S.J. Jesuit Scholars Fund at Georgetown University. Interment immediately following.

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Published in The Washington Post from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2019