John F. Curchin

(1939 - 2016)

John F. Curchin of Woolwich Township, NJ passed away at his home on May 14, 2016 at the age of 76. He was born in Middleport, NY on June 20, 1939. John graduated from Brockport State University in 1961 with a degree in Physical Education. After graduation, John was a Captain in the United States Marine Corp from 1961-1967. He received the following military citations: Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Medal with 4 stars and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. In 1968 John joined Eastern Airlines as a pilot and retired as Captain in 1992. He is survived by his wife Betty Ann of 47 years. John is also survived by his sister Sandra Curchin, his son Derryck (Anna) and daughter Cathleen (Matthew). He adored and was so proud of his 4 grandchildren Alex, Oscar, Ryan and Meredith. John was a proud member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Southern New Jersey Chapter #1068. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Wednesday May 18, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Daley’s Life Celebration Studio at 1518 Kings Highway Swedesboro, NJ. He will be buried, with Military Honors, in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1068. 10 Kennedy Blvd. Sommerdale, NJ 08083.

8 thoughts on “John F. Curchin

  1. Marcia Clegg

    When I was growing up Jack and Sandy were like my brother and sister. Jacks mom was my dads sister and we always had to live less than a mile from them. Growing up dad and I went to every football game and swim meet, even when he was in collage. My dad gave Jack 5 dollars for every touch down he made.
    At times if he ever heard that I may have done somthing wrong he called me out but he was still there to be my proctor. Even when he sent me e mail jokes I would have the chance to tell him how proud I was of him, and I loved him. The CHS reunions won’t be the same . I will miss him and will always be proud of Jack.
    Marcia Fowler Clegg

  2. Michelle (Kieper) Little

    I am so sorry to hear the news. Growing up I spent so much time at CC’s. Her family was like a second family to me and embraced me when my father passed as a kid. I have so many amazing memories from childhood thanks to CC’s family. My love goes out to all of you. ❤️

  3. Debbie Bitter

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of John. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

    Our sympathy, Debbie & Henry Bitter

  4. Jim Duncan

    Johnny
    When I join you we will relive our times together. Looking for my golf clubs in the woods and lakes; hearing your jokes for the 11th time; creating the multiple eye rolls from BA; trying to recall the residence hall you lived in attending Notre Dame; and the pride you exhibited in your children. Our prayers and thoughts to all the Curchins who we will continue to love.
    Jim Duncan

  5. Joe DiCianni

    Betty and CC, So sorry to hear of the loss of John to you both. I have many good memories of when we were all back at the softball field watching and coaching and cheering our girls on. . I know your entire family will miss him very much, and may your faith and fond memories help you get through this difficult time.
    Joe

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