Michael Robert Curran

December 27, 1944February 18, 2013

Michael Robert Curran passed away unexpectedly February 17, 2013, in Redlands, California. Mike was born December 27, 1944, in Seattle, Washington to Edna J. and John F. Curran. They moved to Southern California where he grew up, except for a short spell while his Dad worked in Illinois.

Mike is survived by his wife, Janet Curran; son, Brent Curran; sister, Victoria (Susie) Lukensow; brother, David Curran; many nieces, nephews, various inlaws, outlaws and many friends.

Mike spent his life exploring the southwestern deserts, drag racing, sand racing, off-road racing and just enjoying motor vehicles. He loved the mountains, deserts, beaches and warm tropical waters.

In 1964, Mike went to work as a Surveyor for the Pacific Electric Railway, which became the Southern Pacific Railroad, then Union Pacific, where he ended up as Manager of Construction. Mike retired in 1999 and later began working for Demo Unlimited as a private contractor doing the same type of railroad work.

Mike will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Hughes Mortuary, Yucaipa, California.


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Lou Winget

February 25, 2013

As part of the Corvette community I knew Mike & Janet and had the pleasure of working an autocross with him one time. Although I had only a passing acquaintance with Mike & Janet I always enjoyed their company. My condolences to the family and loved ones of this good man.

Chris De Maio

February 25, 2013

Mr. Curran was one of my favorite patients....our entire office was so sad to hear of his passing. We are here for you Janet if you need anything. Chris De Maio (Dr. Van Dusen's office)

Mike & Carolyn Miller

February 22, 2013

We will miss Mikie so very, very much. Our lunch trips to Palm Springs, traveling on Corvette runs, doing all the wonderful things we have shared over the past many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Janet, with much love.
Mike and Carolyn Miller

February 21, 2013

It has been a pleasure working with Mike these past 13 years. We will miss
the donuts and his happy face weekly. He was a great asset to Demo Unlimited. Our prayers are with you and Brent. Mel, Carolyn, Jeff and all
at Demo Unlimited.

Kevin Kolvenbach

February 21, 2013

My sincerest condolences for the loss of your best friend. May fond memories of Mike and his smile fill your heart, and guide you in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless...

Scott Settlemire

February 20, 2013

I've been privileged to know Michael for several years. While we didn't see each other very often, he was always quick with a smile and made you feel like one of the family. We loved to talk about Railroads and GM cars and trucks - something we shared in common. My sincerest sympathy to Mike's family - you are in my prayers.

Dan Abbene (Happy_Dan)

February 20, 2013

So very sorry for your loss Janet. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.