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Lawrence Louis Curk

March 16, 1937October 15, 2020

Lawrence L. Curk passed away on October 15th, 2020 in Dayton, Ohio. He was 83.

Born in Cleveland, OH, Larry graduated from Benedictine High School and subsequently attended the University of Dayton where he graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1960. Afterwards, he continued his education and earned his MBA from Xavier University in 1964.

He started his career at National Cash Register (NCR), rising to the level of Chief Engineer before deciding to take a leap of faith in himself and fellow partners to co-found the innovative Paper Systems Inc. (PSI) in Springboro, Ohio in 1976. Over the following 42 years, and through his leadership as President and CEO, the company grew to include manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He was deeply committed to PSI’s continued improvement and success, and it remained the focus of his professional passion until his retirement in 2019. Generous with his time and a mentor to many professionals starting their careers, Mr. Curk provided opportunities to many young people. His intelligence and kindness earned him the respect of his partners, employees and professional colleagues.

Larry Curk will be remembered for his dedication to hard work and his ability to turn a negative situation into a positive, combined with a sense of humor and strong desire to give back to the community and the school that provided him with the support and fundamentals to launch his career.

He never lost his passion for his beloved Cleveland Browns and was equally dedicated to his alma mater Dayton Flyers through his membership in the 1850 Society, the President’s Club and as a coach’s corner supporter of the football and basketball programs for many years. Most important, however, was the deep and lasting relationships he enjoyed with his family and close friends.

Outside of the office, Larry was an avid golfer, playing rounds daily as well as enjoying regular tennis matches throughout the year. His deep love for animals was well known among his family and friends as was his passion for food, cooking and experiencing other cultures through travels he took with Nancy to dozens of countries around the world. By all accounts Larry enjoyed a full life, and one well lived.

A lifelong Catholic, Mr. Curk was a member of the Church of the Incarnation and active in many social organizations including NCR Country Club of Dayton, Ohio and the Grey Oaks Country Club of Naples, Florida where he resided after retiring.

Larry Curk is preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mary Curk. A devoted son, husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Curk, his son Craig (Gretchen) and his daughter Ann (Don) as well as his grandchildren Caren, Dan, Eric and Don.

A private family service will be held October 21st at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley.

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Marjorie H Woerner

October 23, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my dear friend, Larry Curk. Larry was definitely one-of-a-kind! He was a wonderful man who loved his family and always had time for others! During the time I spent in Dayton, Ohio my husband and I spent many fun times with Nancy and Larry. Just thinking of our old times at
Woodhaven Swim Club brings tears to my eyes. Larry had class... Loved him and I will never forget him!

Mickey Dickson Marzucco

October 21, 2020

My sincere condolences to Nancy and family. The little I did interact with Larry in Grey Oaks was always a pleasure. A kind and personable man and always an interesting conversation! 🙏🏻 God Bless

Joe and Judy Rudolph

October 19, 2020

Our thought and prayers, and our deepest condolences, go to the family of Larry; such a wonderful person who will be missed by so many Judy and Joe Rudolph

JOSEPH RUDOLPH

October 19, 2020

The Agonis Club would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Larry Curk. The Club will be making a donation to Catholic Social Services in Larry's name. May he rest in peace

Joe Hilt

October 19, 2020

Larry was my friend. I am having a Mass said for the repose of His Soul

Kitty Kruckel

October 17, 2020

Larry will be sorely missed by every resident of Terre Verde, Grey Oaks country Club , Naples, Fl. Our Tuesday Pool get togethers will miss his joviality,And timely updates.The swimming pool was his longtime responsibility, which, even when someone else's turn, he was making sure everything was just rite. Clocks on time? Hot tub the right temp? The right person to keep the whole area perfect. Then on Sunday, in his colorful Church attire, he would faithfully arrive to inspect. The late afternoon and especially Sat mornings , were the scene for colorful discussions of all revelent events of the day...heated , but jovial, no ill feelings allowed ...political issues always treated w great respect. All of these occasions were made special by Larry's being there.Yes, he will be sorely missed.Kitty😿

Pattie Necessary

October 17, 2020

Dear Nancy and family,

I am so very sorry for your tremendous and devastating loss. He was one of a kind and such a wonderful friend. Larry, Bobby and Ivan were the best of buddies for years. Their lunch dates were infamous for fun, laughter, jokes and trying to stay out of “trouble.” He will be sorely missed.
Sending my love and sincere condolences to each of you at this sad time.

Pattie

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