Frederick P. Curry, 82

Frederick P. Curry, 82, of New Beaver Boro passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the UPMC – Jameson Hospital following a short illness.

A lifelong resident, Fred was born September 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 US 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 Boro Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Lawrence County Fire Chief’s Association and a member of the 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, Glen (Lisa) Curry of Hopewell Twp.; sister, Sara (William) Hardy of North Beaver; two brothers, Levis Curry of Ellwood City, James (Connie) Pulliam of Chatsworth, Georgia; 5 grandchildren, Jarrett (Tia) Curry, Kylie (Ed ) Sheridan, Richard (Kristin) Curry, Griffin and Sean Curry ; four great grandchildren, Everrett, Izabella, Brady, and Mackenzie.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Curry.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday September 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.  Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. 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 the West Pittsburgh United Methodist Church.

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8 thoughts on “Frederick P. Curry, 82

  1. Martha,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. Fred was a wonderful person who loved his family and friends. He will be missed by those who knew him.

  2. Will miss my uncle. I remember fond memories of he and Martha traveling with my parents and the fun they had together. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

  3. Wampum area lost an Icon ( at least in my mind ) a man who gave more to the youth of the Wampum area back in the 60s/70s and perhaps into the early 80s ? as a youth baseball couch than anyone I can remember in my lifetime …Fred gave countless hours to the community and its youth and taught more than just baseball and sportsmanship he taught us how to win and how to lose with grace be proud but not boastful of accomplishments …. I had the pleasure of playing for Fred in farm league and little league 4 years of my youth and countless memories I will cherish a lifetime thank you Fred for all you sacrificed for us kids… Gone but never forgotten RIP Fred Curry thoughts and prayers for the family Martha , Paul , Doug and Glen may the lord bring you comfort during this impossible time
    – Paul Hunter Wampum Moose & Buc for life

  4. Very sad to hear this news!! Have not seen him for a very long time but remember Fred as my former baseball coach and from the many visits he made to the baseball field for our teams games and practices when he was acting commissioner. Rest In Peace coach Fred!! My deepest condolences to the family!!

  5. Bear and Lisa,, we were so sorry to hear about Fred. Please give our heartfelt condolences to your Mom, Paul, and Bunger. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Lisa, Tim, Tyler, and Devin Roberto

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