Kevin Andrew Curry
June 16, 1936 – February 23, 2021
Kevin Andrew Curry, 84, of Apex, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh, NC.
Kevin was born June 16, 1936 in the Bronx, NY to the late Cornelius and Helen (Droney) Curry. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1954. Kevin obtained a degree in Chemistry from The City College of New York in 1958. Kevin served the United States Army Reserve. In the summer of 1963, Kevin met Jan Greene, and they married in September of 1964. Kevin began a career as a chemist at the USDA in 1964, retired with over 30 years of service working in New York City, Peoria, Il, Washington, D.C and Beltsville, Md. Kevin moved to Apex, NC in 2001 with Jan to be near their daughter and her family. He was a long-time parishioner of St Mary Magdalene Catholic Parish in Apex, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus over his lifetime.
Kevin was a loving husband, caring and supportive father, and a kind, adoring grandfather. He was a thoughtful, intelligent, and modest man, who was well-read and a great conversationalist. Generous and considerate, Kevin would literally give the shirt off his back if someone had a need. Having lived and worked in the Greater New York area and in Washington, D.C., Kevin knew the history of these cities in amazing detail and could navigate the streets and neighborhoods with great ease. He was a history buff who could recount facts from prehistoric times to the modern era, being particularly knowledgeable about the history of Ireland as well as wars in which the U.S. had been involved. Kevin had a passion for traveling near and far whether it was a meandering drive on a Sunday or touring places across the United States and in Germany and Italy. He loved his family dearly and especially enjoyed being a part of his granddaughters’ milestones and achievements. His parents and younger sister, Eileen preceded him in death.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Jan Curry, his daughter, Ellen Bleggi and son-in-law, Robert Bleggi, his granddaughters, Rachel Bleggi and Hope Bleggi. He is also survived by his sister Joan Curry and her husband, Robert Heil, and brothers, Cornelius Curry and Thomas Curry.
A Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM Friday May 14, 2021 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Apex. Interment will follow the service at the church columbarium.
The family is requesting in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and School 625 Magdala Place, Apex, NC 27502.
Friday, May 14, 2021
Kevin Andrew Curry
Ed & Bonnie Estes
March 27, 2021
We are sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. We offer our sincere condolences to Kevin's family. Our prayers are with you.