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Jerome R. McCurdy

Obituary for Jerome R. McCurdy

September 7, 1928 - January 8, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 91

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Jerome R. McCurdy, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born September 7, 1928 in Hoboken, New Jersey to Robert and Anne McCurdy.

Jerry graduated from Rahway High School and attended Seton Hall. In 1946, at the age of 18, he became a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps. A year later, he received a bravery citation for his actions on October 24, 1947, when he swam out in strong undercurrent and gasoline fire in Placentia Harbor, Newfoundland, to rescue an airman from a downed plane. During this time in Newfoundland, he also met his beloved Mickey and married her in 1949. He went on to fight in the Korean War and then served as a civilian advisor to Korean logistics units. He retired from the Headquarters Fifth U.S. Army Logistics after forty years of civil service.

Jerry was an avid sports fan and running enthusiast. He was very active in the San Antonio running community and served as President of the San Antonio Roadrunners Club. He completed countless marathons and runs, but his favorite place to run was McAllister Park. He was a fixture there and formed many lasting friendships over his decades of running and walking at the park every morning.

Jerry is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Mickey Sweeney McCurdy. They just recently celebrated the amazing milestone of their 70th wedding anniversary on December 23, 2019. He is also survived by his loving children, David (Nancy) McCurdy, Denise Webb, and Suzanne Prunty; grandchildren, Jenny (Tony) Alvarado, Kimberly McCurdy, Sean (Heather) McCurdy, Jerry McCurdy, Holly (Scott) Elliott, Tanner (Lilac) Karnes; and great-grandchildren, Haley, Quinn, Evan, Bayleigh, Brayden, Stone & Lily.

Jerry was as selfless, generous, humble man who touched so many lives. He was the pillar of his family and will be forever loved and missed.

ROSARY
MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020
7:00 PM
PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL

MASS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
12:00 PM
ST. HELENA'S CATHOLIC CHURCH

Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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