Michael E. Curry

Michael Eugene Curry died peacefully at Hospice and Community Care Inpatient center on January 30 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Lancaster to George F. Curry, Jr and Shirley L. Curry (Jacobs).

In addition to his mother, Michael is survived by his wife, Shari Curry (DeVerter); three sons and a daughter, Matthew Curry, Scott Curry, Ryan Curry and Julia Curry; two sisters, Denise Henkel and Sherry Bunting.

Michael was a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School (1980); Millersville University (1984, B.S. Computer Science; 1991, Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certification; and 1998, M.Ed.).

Michael was a Computer Systems Analyst for Pennsylvania Blue Shield for five years and then he taught math at Spring Grove Area School District and the School District of Lancaster for a total of 16 years. During this time, he also coached football, basketball and baseball.

The most rewarding job Michael had has been over the past 10 years helping autistic individuals make significant connections to a surrounding world that is not always open to difference. He worked at New Story, Chester County Intermediated unit and was a Group Leader at Aaron’s Acres’ camp this past summer.

A private ceremony for the family and close friends will be set at a later time.

Anecdotes and memories of Michael from people who knew him would be very much appreciated by the family and may be sent to:  Shari Curry C/O Karen DeVerter  at 38 N. Chestnut St., Marietta, Pa 17547

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Michael may be sent to:  Aaron’s Acres, 1861 Charter Lane, Suite 114, Lancaster, Pa 17601; or by visiting www.aaronsacres.org.


Condolence Messages

  1. Sherry Gleason :

    To Michael’s family.
    My name is Sherry l.Gleason Michael has been working with my son for a few years.my son Tyler thought the world of Mike. It was a short time that Tyler had Mike in his life but has awesome memories of Mike. I can’t express how amazing he was with Tyler he taught him to play chest,and I promised to Mike that I would get Tyler a chessboard and I did.and when he came to our home to say goodbye and gave Tyler something very special that Mike had from his childhood Tyler has kept that very close and no one can touch it.he will be missed so very much. Tyler lost his father very suddenly so I thank Michael Curry for helping him.And to smile again.
    Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends
    Sherry and Tyler Gleason

  2. Thomas and Brenda Walker :

    Thoughts and prayers going out for Michael and family.

  3. Vicki Nixdorf :

    Shari, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Vicki Nixdorf (zimmerman)

  4. To Mike’s entire extended family.
    My name is Dennis Wenger. I live in Logan, Utah. Mike and I went to high school together at Conestoga Valley and played on the basketball and football team together. We called Mike “Curry ole Boy” because he was such a down-to-earth good guy. I haven’t seen or talked with Mike for many years, always thinking someday I’ll run into Curry ole Boy again, never thinking our time was going to run out on us like it has. He was a good friend back in those younger days and a guy I will always remember. Becoming a teacher and helping others sounds just like what I would expect from Mike. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your son, brother, husband, father. uncle. Peace be with you.

  5. Sally Sue Saylor :

    Shirley, Michael’s mother…..

    My deepest sympathy to all.

    Sally Sue Saylor
    Class of ’57

  6. Shari Curry :

    Shari Curry
    Just wanted to say Tyler Gleason has been thinking about how you are doing, sorry but I promised Tyler I would reach out .
    Thank you
    Sherry Gleason

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