OBITUARY

Robert Laverne Curnow

July 26, 1923June 18, 2013

CURNOW, Robert L., 89, of Richmond, died June 18, 2013. He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Ann E. Curnow; two sons, R. William Curnow (Kathy) and P. Scott Curnow (Sheila); daughter, Constance C. Kingston (Lindal); ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Enlisting in the Army Air Corps on December 11, 1941, Bob was a member of the 13th Air Force/868th (H) Bomb (B-24 Liberator) group. Known as “The Snoopers”, he and his fellow airmen fought in the South Pacific Theater in WW2, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Air Medal and Purple Heart. Later stationed at S.A.C Headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, he served as a nuclear missile silo commander. After retiring as a Lt. Colonel from the military in 1967, Bob and Ann returned to Virginia where they had met in 1945. Bob taught history to 7th graders and also started Curnow Development Company which he continued to manage until 2009. He was respected as a mentor, husband, father, father-in-law, uncle, cousin, brother, grandparent, great grandparent and friend to many. Nicknamed “Hawaiian Bob” for his great love of body surfing and Hawaii, he lived life “out loud”, embracing it with vigor, an infectious sense of humor, and a quest for adventure and travel. He was well-loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Robert Laverne Curnow

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Scott Mills

July 3, 2013

I will think of Bob often and will remember his kindness. He reached out to me in past years for Tennis and friendship. I'm thankful to have known him.

June 25, 2013

Ann and Family,

Our thoughts are with you, as always. We have wonderful memories of the times we spent with you and Bob, especially on North Shore and Ahi's. We'll miss Bob.

Love,

Diane and Ray

Rod Shadrach

June 25, 2013

Bob Curnow will certainly be missed, I enjoyed getting to know him and he always brighten my day when I was around him- what a great man! My thoughts and prayers to Scott and the rest of the Curnow family.

Jim & Rita Trimble

June 25, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to Ann and family. We have always enjoyed talking with you about our Air Force and Nebraska days. Our thoughts are with you and we will miss Bob.

June 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Curnow family.
Eric and Luana Lambert

June 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Curnows. Bob certainly did LOVE life and will be missed by all that he touched. Mike and Mary Fry.

DAN BENN

June 24, 2013

Dear Bill, Bobby, and Curnow famoly,
Sorry for your loss. While I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Curnow it appears he had an exciting and complete life. Enjoy the memories he left all of you.

Laura Butterfield

June 24, 2013

It has been a number of years since we last saw or spoke with Bob and Ann. As old neighbors from Seven Oaks, we really enjoyed tennis and visiting. We were saddened to hear of Bob's passing and wish all his family well. We treasure our memories. Laura & Jim Butterfield

June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013