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Roger Joseph Curran

June 19, 1934 — June 19, 2022


Roger Joseph Curran


Roger Joseph Curran, 88, passed away on his birthday and Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022.  He was surrounded by his loved ones.

Roger was born on June 19, 1934 to Joseph and Mary Curran in Brooklyn, New York.  Joseph and Mary added to their family and gave Roger two brothers, Mark and Gregory to round out the house full of boys.  After graduating from Saint Joseph's Preparatory High School he enrolled at Pratt Institute to study engineering.  After graduation from Pratt, Roger was commissioned in the Army and spent time in Alabama and Connecticut.  During that time, Roger was lucky enough to meet and marry Marilyn Pasinski and started building a family.  Roger and Marilyn settled in Ann Arbor and added to the family with Catherine and James.

Using his Electrical Engineering degree, Roger built a long and successful career working for private companies such as Bendix and Veda as well as the United State Navy, where he helped bring the concept of airplanes landing and taking off vertically to life.  He ended his career with Veda and accumulated a long list of dear friends and colleagues along the way.

As part of his career, Roger moved the family to Doylestown, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1969.  There he put down roots and worked hard to raise his children with a strong sense of service, duty and honor.  Serving on many local governmental boards and volunteering with youth sports organizations, Roger strived to give back to the community.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Joseph, his beloved first wife Marilyn and his dear daughter Catherine.  Roger is survived by his loving second wife of 24 years Carol, his brother Gregory and Mark, his sister-in-law Terrie, step-daughters, Allison and Shannon, his son James, his daughter-in-law Mary Ann and most importantly to Roger, his grandson Alexander.  Roger also leaves behind a large group of friends too numerous to mention, but so very important to him.

Through his entire journey, including the last days of his life, Roger lived his life with grace and honor.  The definition of a true gentleman.  He will be missed and remembered forever.

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