Robert “Skip” Curry

Robert “Skip” Curry

February 23, 1931 - January 11, 2017

Robert “Skip” Curry

February 23, 1931 - January 11, 2017


Robert “Skip’ Curry, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully in his home with his family in Mission Viejo, California, on January 11, 2017. He was 85 years old. His wonderful sense of humor, hospitality, generosity and continuous love of life will be missed by all who knew him.

Skip is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce Lynn Nelson, and his five children, Robert (Andrea), Kathleen Griffin (Geoff), Michael (Dawn), John and Scott. He was also a favorite of his 12 grandchildren: Bridget, Katelyn, Max, Alexandria, Dylan, Madeline, Evan, Leilani, Lark, Brooke, Micheal Dean and Chloe, and two great-grandchildren, Luke and Catherine. He is also survived by his brother Earnest Curry and his sister Charlotte Urwin. He is preceded in death by his parents Earnest Gregory Curry and Mary Margaret McCarthy, and siblings James, Albert, Irene, Catherine and Margaret.

He was born February 23, 1931, at home in Coventry, Rhode Island, where he grew up. Although his given name was Robert, he soon became known as ‘Skip’ in his childhood around the neighborhood and then to everyone else for the rest of his life. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 and served in Korea. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1963. He and Joyce were married on July 4, 1964, and they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple in 1972.

Skip and Joyce raised their family for the most part in Orange County, California. Skip worked for many years as the manager of Bay Island in Newport Beach. For many years he managed buildings and grounds for the LDS Church in Southern California.

Friends and family are invited to a public memorial in his honor, which will be held on Saturday, January 21, at the LDS Church located at 24755 Trabuco Road in Lake Forest at 12:00 pm.
A private viewing and burial service will be held on January 20, at O’Conner Mortuary, Laguna Hills, and El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest.

The family would like to thank the care-givers from Care Choices Hospice Services and the Veterans Administration for their compassionate care and making him comfortable during his final days.

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