Joseph Brown Curry
1941 - 2021
Spring Grove Funeral Home-Spring Grove Chapel
4389 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Joseph Brown Curry

Cincinnati - Joseph Brown Curry of Cincinnati, Ohio died at his home in East Walnut Hills on Saturday, May 1st, surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born in Lexington, KY on October 10, 1941 and moved to Cincinnati after his graduation from the University of Kentucky. After his service in the U.S. Army Intelligence, he joined AK Steel and later worked at the Convergys Corporation as the director of corporate communications. Following his retirement, he worked as the Director of Development at the Taft Museum of Art, the Executive Director of the Everybody Rides Metro Foundation and finally as a consultant at Cowan's Auctions. In addition, he was an engaged citizen, serving on the boards of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Ohio, the Seven Hills School, the Peterloon Foundation, the Turner Syndrome Foundation, and Talbert House. He was also a volunteer for the Freestore Foodbank, Chatfield College and ArtsWave.

Joe's interests were wide and engaging. He was an avid reader, and especially loved works on political or current events, as well as the writings of Richard Ford, Lee Child, Richard Russo and Joan Didion. He loved sailing in northern Michigan, rare bourbon, thoroughbred horse racing at Keeneland, Ansel Adams' photographs of the California coastline and historic architecture.

Most of all, Joe loved spending time with his family. Whether it was discussing a notorious art heist, playing board games or planning detailed vacation itineraries, he provided laughter, love and support for all of those around him.

Joe is survived by his wife, Wynne, his daughters, Shannon (Aren Turpening) of San Francisco, CA, Lisa (Philip Forte) of Nashville, TN, his sister, Diane Curry Gentry, of Lexington, KY, and his grandson, Jack. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Freestore Foodbank, the Taft Museum of Art or Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Ohio.

The family celebrated his life with a private memorial service in the Norman Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements by Spring Grove Funeral Home, Cincinnati.

Published by The Cincinnati Enquirer from May 5 to May 9, 2021.
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Hello Wynnne. I am sorry to learn of Joe's passing. We were fraternity brothers at UK. We had some great times together with great memories. Sincerely, Dennis
Dennis Haberer
July 31, 2021
Dear Wynne
I was so sad to hear about Joe’s
passing. He was such a wonderful man.
Holding you in my thoughts and sending much love.

Kathy McCord
May 11, 2021
Hi Wynn's we are so sorry to hear about Joe. We have so many wonderful memories with you all in Cincinnati during our tennis days. I can still see you and Joe sitting in the stands watching and rooting us on.
Will keep everyone in our prayers ! Let us know if you need anything.
Van vanLingen
May 10, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ann P
May 9, 2021
Hi Wynn’s, so sorry to hear about Joe. What a delightful person. Always enjoyed the time we spent together. Kathy and I offer our condolences to you and your family. Joe and Kathy Ganim
Joe and Kathy Ganim
May 8, 2021
I was so shocked to hear about Joe. I knew him but not as well as I know his sister, Diane. He lived one street over from us, for years & years, when we were all growing up and playing Hide & Seek & other outdoor games. I have fond memories of those days.

To Diane: I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts are with you and will be for days to come.

Clay Barrickman
Clay Barrickman
May 7, 2021
Wynne, I was so sorry to hear this morning about Joe's death. I well remember the time period when a loved one's death comes close. I did not know Joe well but I always enjoyed his company and conversation. May he rest in peace and you and your daughters be comforted.
Anne Warrington Wilson
May 7, 2021
Diane, you have been my friend since 1974 when you moved into the Rankin House in South Hill. My deepest condolence to you on the lose of your brother, Joe.
Timothy Kuryla
May 7, 2021
Wynne and Diane: Sally and I send our heartfelt condolences to you both and your families. We loved being with Joe - he was an usher in our wedding 55 years ago - and although we hadn't seen him recently, we missed and will miss him. Joe was a great person and friend. Ben and Sally Perks - Tucson, Arizona
Ben and Sally Perks
May 6, 2021
May the God of all comfort be with your family during this time of great sorrow.
May 5, 2021
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