Frederick P. Curry, 82, of New Beaver Borough passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital following a short illness.
Fred was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Wampum to the late William and Ellen Wardman Curry.
He was married for 60 years to Martha Rorabaugh Curry, who survives.
Fred graduated from Mount Jackson High School.
He was a sergeant in the Army and a member of the Wampum American Legion.
Fred retired from Medusa-Southdown Cement Company, where he was a machine operator. He was a former chief and the last remaining charter member of the New Beaver Borough Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Lawrence County Fire Chiefs Association.
He was a member of West Pittsburg United Methodist Church.
Fred was active with the former Wampum Baseball Association, serving as a coach and the commissioner for many years.
In addition to his wife, Martha, survivors include three sons, Paul (Sandy) Curry of New Castle, Doug "Bunger" (Sue) Curry of Wampum and Glen (Lisa) Curry of Hopewell Township; a sister, Sara (William) Hardy of North Beaver; two brothers, Levis Curry of Ellwood City and James (Connie) Pulliam of Chatsworth, Georgia; five grandchildren, Jarrett (Tia) Curry, Kylie (Ed) Sheridan, Richard (Kristin) Curry, and Griffin and Sean Curry; and four great-grandchildren, Everrett, Izabella, Brady and Mackenzie.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Curry.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St., Wampum. Friends will also be received at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Todd Davis will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Beaver Fire Department or West Pittsburg United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting marshallsfh.com.
Published on September 13, 2017