May 2, 2013
Dennis A. Curry passed away peacefully on April 17, 2013.
A memorial service celebrating Dennis' life will take place 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Nevada City
Dennis was born in Yankton, S.D., to Herbert and Lillian Curry, and eventually settled in the Mt. Pleasant area of Michigan.
He received a bachelor's degree in accounting/economics from Central Michigan University in 1948, and a master's degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado in 1958. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He settled in Moraga from 1964 to 1986 and retired to the Grass Valley/Lake Wildwood area in 1988.
When first married, Dennis' work took him and his family to many different parts of the U.S., but they finally settled in the Bay Area in Moraga. He worked for Arthur Andersen Accounting, Kaiser Industries, IBM, Utah International and BHP. He was an active member of his church community both at Moraga Valley Presbyterian and Sierra Presbyterian Church. In retirement, Dennis spent much of his time traveling with Betty across the U.S., Canada and Mexico in an RV, teaching computing at community classes and spoiling his grandchildren.
Dennis was loved by his friends and family and is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty, and their three children; Kathy Gilbert (Greg), Mark (Susan) and Steve (Lori); grandchildren, Nicholas, Amanda Gilbert, Robin, Alana Curry, Andrew and Daniel Curry; sister, Karen Curry Heydenburg (Robert) of Gladwin, Mich., and their family.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. (www.apdaparkinson.org) or the Sierra Presbyterian Church Deacon Fund.