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Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL

OBITUARY

C. James "Jim" Curran

November 18, 1930June 20, 2019

C. James "Jim" Curran, age 88, of Marco Island, Florida passed away on Thursday June 20, 2019. "Jim" was born November 18, 1930 in Massachusetts. He proudly served his country in The Korean War from 1951-1953 with The United States Air Force. He graduated from Michigan State University earning a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Business Administration.

Jim was a District Manager for Sears Roebuck & Co. for 35 years. He received many awards and recognitions during his tenure at Sears. Jim and his wife Lori made their first visit to Marco Island in 1987 and became full time residents in 1999. He began his extensive volunteer career on Marco Island as the President of The Smokehouse Bay Club Condominium. Additionally, he served as President of the following clubs and organizations: Marco Association of Condominiums (MAC), Citizens for a Safer Marco; where he produced the advertising campaign for the Marco Island Police, Club Marco Condominiums, Marco Island YMCA; where he led the campaign to build 8 new clay tennis courts, President of YMCA Tennis Advisory committee, Marco Island Sunrise Rotary, Marco Island City Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Co-Founder and President of Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation; conceived and created the Marco Island annual 9/11 Remembrance Luncheon. Jim was a Member of Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) and a Member of The Board of Trustees of Marco Healthcare Center. He received many special commendations for his service on the YMCA Board, the Sunrise Rotary Club, the City of Marco Island Parks & Recreation Committee and the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation. Jim was honored to be named the 2004 Marco Island Citizen of the Year. He was also a Member of The Knights of Columbus and an Usher for San Marco Catholic Church for many years. While he enjoyed spending the majority of his day volunteering for the benefit of others, he was always sure to be home in time for dinner.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Lori. Jim has 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 step-sons and 10 grandchildren.

A funeral mass for "Jim" will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island, FL 34145. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marco Island Fire Rescue or the Marco Island Police Department Foundations which were very near and dear to his heart.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hodgesjosberger.com for the Curran family.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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C. James "Jim" Curran

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Frank Binder

June 25, 2019

Jim was the true definition of a gentleman. A chivalrous,courteous and honorable man. Respectful to all. It was an honor to be his friend.

Kathy Biletta

June 25, 2019

So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He lived an active and good life. I remember so many stories from our Sears days. He always kept us laughing. His quick wit. I am sure he wil be missed by many. May he rest in peace. Kathy Billetta.

Sandra Olivier

June 24, 2019

Jim was our kind neighbor--a lovely gentleman and a good friend. Joe and I will miss him very much! It was a pleasure to see him anywhere in our community. But we always especially enjoyed chatting with him at the Pancake Breakfasts at the firehouse. Those will definitely not be the same. We extend our deepest sympathy to Lori and the entire family.

Renee Sova

June 24, 2019

Jim was liked by everyone. He was one of my Dad’s closest friends. They shared tennis and the fact they were both Michigan State grads! I am sure they are both in heaven playing some tennis right now.

Marco Island and the community will miss Jim. There wasn’t a committee he didn’t run or serve on the island. He was a good friend and a great husband to Lori. He will be missed.

Renee Sova

Bernadette La Paglia

June 24, 2019

The passing of my dear “Cousin” brings back so many memories -all of them dear...
When Anthony & I first moved 2 Marco Island in 2002, imagine my joy when I learned that the name of our favorite usher at San Marco Catholic Church was “Jim Curran” -also the name of my favorite Curran cousin -a star basketball player at Holy Cross.
Upon reassuring Jim that I was not Italian but Irish ☘️ we were off 2 the races! Every encounter was full 2 overflowing with the best blarney... St. Patrick was our Gr8 Gr8 Gr8
Gr8 Uncle, etc.
Jim’s wit was wonderful -not 2 b outdone by his civic leadership and patriotic pride. His love
of God & Country & Family -esp his Lovely Lori- was the stuff that makes America Gr8-again & again.
God speed, dear ☘️ Cousin. I’m sure Anthony was at the ready 2 welcome u Home2Heaven.
Love & Condolences to you, dear Lori.
Bernadette Curran La Paglia

Rich Mazzafro

June 24, 2019

Jim was a longtime friend whom I greatly admired for his honesty and integrity. He was a great leader and tireless worker. Jim was a living example of unselfishness in how he treated and acted toward others. He will be missed as we need more people in this world like him.

Connie Kormanyos

June 23, 2019

I am so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. Jim was a legend on Marco Island. I was fortunate to know Jim through tennis at the Marco Island YMCA. I soon learned if you wanted something done, Jim was your man. I can still see him sitting on the verandah at the Y drinking a cup of coffee and chatting with tennis players. He was an avid tennis player and would be at the Y courts 3 or more times a week. I think he worked out every morning at the Y. Jim spearheaded the tennis drive to build 8 clay courts at the Y. I doubt the Y would have those courts without Jim.

Jim will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathy to Lori and family. Jim was a wonderful caring man. I am thankful to have known him. Connie Kormanyos

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY