Richard P. Curry, 96


Richard P. Curry, 96, of Thiensville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

He is the beloved husband of the late Doris Curry; loving father of Ginny (George) Courtis of Thiensville, Tom (Kim) of Leawood, Kan., Pat (Jeff) Rankins of The Villages, Fla., and Janet (Jeff) Melzer of Decatur, Ill; proud grandfather of Leah, John and David Courtis, Jacque (Kevin) Moore, Abby and Shannon Curry, Jillian Rankins and Marisa Moomey; and dear brother of Mildred Bennett of Ohio, the late Robert Curry and the late Dorothy Symancyk. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Richard was born on Sept. 13, 1917, in Philadelphia and raised in New York City. He married Doris V. Hush in New York City on Sept. 30, 1942, before leaving for The Phillipines, where he proudly served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon discharge from the Army, Richard returned to work in New York City, and was later transferred to Chicago.

Richard, Doris and the family moved from Milwaukee to Thiensville in 1959. He retired as a Midwest territory salesman after 35 years with Jenkins Bros. Valves.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jeff Maehl and the Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group; Jackie and the staff at Silver Springs of Mequon; and Gentiva Hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorials to the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization International, P.O. Box 112186, Tacoma, WA 98411, are appreciated.

Private services were held at Lumen Christi Catholic Church. Entombment was at Resurrection Cemetery. The Schramka-Densow Funeral Home assisted the family.

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