|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1912|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 2000|
Retired Paramount Studio property master Joseph Kuri of Pagosa Springs passed away Oct. 29, 2000, at the Paloma Blanca Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
Mr. Kuri, 88, was born in Chilpancingo, Mexico, April 12, 1912, to Lebanese parents who had migrated to Mexico in 1901. The Kuri family left troubled Mexico for California in 1923.
While with Paramount Studio, Mr. Kuri worked on many movies including the "Smokey and the Bandit" films with Burt Reynolds and "Jinxed" with Bette Midler prior to his retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Mrs. Yvonne Kuri of Pagosa Springs; his son, Richard Kuri, of Newport Beach, Calif.; his brother, Al Kuri of Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; his stepdaughter, Nancy Astamendi of San Diego, Calif.; four stepsons, Van Vaughn of Arlington, Texas, Dan Vaughn of Grand Prairie, Texas, Alan Spry of Friday Harbor, Wash., Bob Spry of Palm Springs, Calif.; two grandchildren, R.J. Kuri of Yorba Linda, Calif. and Stephanie Carpenter of Bark River, Mich.; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Mr. Kuri's many friends are being asked to please join the family for a "Celebration of Joseph's Life" at the family home at 145 Feather Court from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 11. In lieu of flowers, because of Joseph's love of golf, the family is requesting donations be made to the Pagosa Springs High School golf team.
Created by: Catalina Read Liles
Record added: Mar 03, 2010
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