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.