Robert James Curran, Jr., born June 12, 1928 in Chicago, died Monday in Costa Mesa. During a 32-year career with United Airlines, Bob advanced from LAX baggage handler to Los Angeles-area ticket sales supervisor. A US Army veteran, Bob was active in the all the organizations commensurate with raising eight children in scouts, sports and Catholic schools. Later in life he joined the Knights of Columbus and became an active parishioner at St Nicholas in Laguna Woods with Jeanette, his wife of 12 years, who survives him. Daughters Anne Paquin and her husband Luc; Patricia Soileau; Katherine Smith and her husband John; and Jennifer Minnich and her husband Rob. Sons Joseph Curran, Thomas Curran and his wife Kristi; Roch Curran and his wife Lil; and John Curran. Stepdaughter Jennifer Livingston; stepsons Jeff Schippers and his wife Jenny; Joseph and John Schippers. Sisters Phyllis Stone and Malinda Bacchi; and 26 grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by Patricia Curran, his wife of 38 years.
A Viewing Saturday, March 3, at 10:00 A.M. at church will be followed by the 11:00 A.M Funeral Mass a St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 24252 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Burial at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange.
Flower orders can be directed through the O’Connor Mortuary website or by calling Gilbert Tan at MB Floral directly at (949) 768-2931.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Bob’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis TN 38101.