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 Don B Curran

Don B Curran

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Death 26 May
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Don B. Curran Broadcasting Legend Don passed away suddenly on May 26 after a brief illness at the age of 82. Born in Oklahoma City to the late, Robert and Olivia Curran, was a product of Oklahoma University. Don's first job in broadcasting was an announcer on a radio station in Norma, Oklahoma. After servicing in the U.S.A.F., he returned to take a broadcasting job in Enid, Oklahoma. Curran fell in love with the communication business. Don continued a career spanning over 30 years in broadcasting including such titles as V.P./General Manager of KGO radio and T.V. in San Francisco, WABC Radio in New York City, KABC-TV in Los Angeles all owned by ABC. In 1974, Don was named President of Kaiser Broadcasting later to become Field Communications. Under his direction, the five Field Stations became the most profitable group of independent UHF stations in history of the broadcasting industry. Don served two terms as President of the California Broadcasters Association in 1983; he was name winner of the California Broadcastors Outstanding Achievement Award. He had been a long time member of the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Novato serving on the finance committee and as chairman of the church council. Don is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Michaella (Mike); his three children-Carole Victor (Chris), Ann Demartini (Lou) and Mark (Kirsten); His five cherished grandchildren-Louis and Nicholas Demartini, Chelsea Victor, Taylor and Katie Curran. Don enjoyed his Thursday lunches with his buddies and his dinners with the "Dine at Nine" group. Among his many hobbies, he was an avid golfer and long time member/resident of the Marin Country Club community receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in acknowledgement of outstanding service. Don was unselfish and generous to all. He was a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and devoted friend. Funeral service will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Novato on Thursday, June the 2nd at 11:00am follow by reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Marin Humane Society or St. Anthony's Dining room in San Francisco or your favorite charity.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from May 29 to May 31, 2011


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 153868869
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Don B Curran (unknown–26 May), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153868869, ; Maintained by Headstone Robber (contributor 48346405) Unknown.