Frank Herbert Currie

Frank Herbert Currie

October 28, 1928 - August 19, 2019

Frank Herbert Currie

October 28, 1928 - August 19, 2019


Frank Herbert Currie (Bill)

Frank was born in Webster City, Iowa and moved to California when he was twelve years old.  He attended San Bernardino High School and upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  Following his discharge, he began his engineering studies at University of California Berkeley where he was a member of Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. He graduated Summa cum laude in 1953 and began his career at the family firm of Currie Engineering Company in San Bernardino.  The firm was noted for its specialization in water, wastewater and storm drain systems. In 1980 the firm was acquired by Van Dell and Associates and became the Currie Engineering division. Frank became chief engineer and senior vice-president.

Mr. Currie is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a life member and a past president of the Riverside-San Bernardino Counties of Chapter of the California Society of Professional Engineers, the local chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineer, and the California Water and Environment Association.  He was named “Engineer of the Year” by the CSPE chapter in 1982.

He is survived by his wife, Jo, his children Donald Currie and Cathleen Hunter, five grandchildren and two great grand children.


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2 responses to Frank Herbert Currie

  1. Sending Love &
    Prayers! Our hearts are so sad. Pop was an incredible man with an infectious smile & zeal for life and those he loved so dearly!

  2. Bill Currie and Currie Engineering through their design and construction of many of the wastewater treatment plants throughout southern California contributed greatly to the health and prosperity of the region. One need look no further than a hundred miles south, in Mexico, to realize the enormous contribution to our civil infrastructure and to public health made by Bill Currie and Currie Engineering. A son of the mid-west like most of the engineering greats of his generation, Bill Currie led the way in not only the design for performance but for aesthetics. I remember one plant in Carlsbad, right in town, that you could walk past and never know there was a waste water treatment plant there. Bill Currie was a Giant of the Engineering Profession and the surviving Patriarch of California’s first family of waste water treatment Civil Engineers. He will be missed.

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