Mr. John Cleveland Curran, III, age 78, of Hiawassee St, Murphy, NC, passed away at his home on Monday, May 26. He was born July 21, 1935 in Newark, NJ to the late John Cleveland Curran, Jr. and the late Elizabeth “Dot” Shephard Curran. He moved to this area 20 years ago from Montclair, NJ. Mr. Curran was a U.S. Army Vietnam era veteran and was proud of his military service and his Irish Heritage. He loved the Yankees, History and Geography. Mr. Curran retired from AT&T with over 35 years service as a Communications Marketing Specialist. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beverly Calabrese and Betty Jane Lomauro.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Patricia Curran of Murphy, NC, four children; Cindy Curran, Kelli Curran, Sean Curran and Danielle Curran all of Montclair NJ. Brother and Sister in law, Bill and Clair Curran of Lake Suzi, FL, sister and brother in law, Diane and Tom Culligan of Howey-in-the-Hills, FL sister and brother in law Debbie and Rick Lobsitz of Salem, MA, and six grandchildren, Joe Gentle, Corey Curran, Madeline Otte, Fayth Curran, Dylan Curran and Sadie-Talullah Curran.
No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers make memorial donations to REACH.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com