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John Francis Curley
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Birth: May 30, 1945
Death: Aug. 7, 2011

John F. Curley, Lt. U.S. Navy (Ret), 66 of Mechanicsville, MD died August 7, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital. Born May 30, 1945 in Long Beach, CA he was the son of the late Thomas Donald Curley and Eileen Muriel (Nelson) Curley.

John was a 31 year veteran of the U.S. Navy serving aboard it's fleet of submarines. He enlisted on June 14, 1962 at the age of 17 as a Seaman Recruit and retired on February 28, 1993 at the age of 48 as a Lieutenant. He wore every enlisted rank from Seaman Recruit to Master Chief Petty Officer before advancing to the rank of LDO as a Chief Warrant Officer, and finally receiving his Commission and retiring as a Lieutenant. He held the rank of Radioman and served upon both the SSBN (Boomer Submarines) and SSN (Fast Attack) Submarines. These included the U.S.S. James Madison, U.S.S. Henry Clay, U.S.S. Pintado and the U.S.S. George C. Marshall. His favorite being the U.S.S. Pintado a Fast Attack Submarine. He completed his career as a Trident Submarine Instructor and retired at the Naval Air Warfare Command, Patuxent River, MD. Upon retiring, he began working as a Civilian Consultant for the U.S. Military with several local government contractors where he retired once again from DCS Corporation in Lexington Park, MD.

John is survived by his wife, Elvy E. (Johnson) Curley, his children, Valerie Walter of Cromwell, CT, Barbara Curley La Rue of California, MD and John Michael Curley of Mechanicsville, MD, and his grandchildren, Michael Taddeo of Cromwell, CT, Jack Ryan La Rue of California, MD, Harrison Bradford La Rue of California, MD, Benjamin Travis La Rue of California, MD and Michael Curley of Mechanicsville, MD.

Family will receive friends for John's Life Celebration on Friday, August 12, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA 23058-5216.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A, Leonardtown, MD.

Thank you to volunteer contributor VirginiaSholinSmallwood for researching the parental links, middle name, and obituary for use on this memorial page. jer
Family links: 
  Thomas D Curley (1915 - 1973)
  Aileen Muriel Nelson Curley (1902 - 1953)
Note: Interment on October 24, 2011
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 59 Site 4768
Created by: J. Edward Ross
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85693187
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