David Charles Currie, age 84, of Painted Post, NY passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA with his loving family by his side.
Dave was born January 13, 1937 in Passaic, NJ to Robert and Jean (Beattie) Currie. He was a graduate of Corning Free Academy and served in the U.S. Army for two years. He married his high school sweetheart, Jeanette Yorio, on October 26, 1957 in St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY.
Dave retired as a journeyman electrician with 36 years of service with the IBEW, Local 139, Elmira, NY. He was the electrical foreman on many local and out of town construction projects. Dave gave freely of his electrical and construction expertise to friends, family, and the church. He was on the board of the Corning YMCA, on St. Mary’s Cemetery Committee, and he was active with the CFA Class of 1955 Alumni.
He loved spending time with his family and traveled extensively to attend their various sporting and school events and milestones. Dave will be remembered as an adventurous fellow, enjoying scuba diving, hang gliding, soaring at Harris Hill, and in retirement traveling the country with his wife in their camper. Family and friends enjoyed his dry sense of humor and occasional practical jokes. He was extremely proud of his Scottish heritage, attending Scottish games at multiple venues including the Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeanette; sons, Stephen (Anne) Currie of Pawleys Island, SC and Tim (Jennie) Currie of Painted Post; daughter, Mary (Bob) Clarkson of Grand Rapids, MI; grandchildren: Kristin (Tim) Kenyon of Charlotte, NC, Nick (Alice) Currie of Boston, MA, Evan Currie of Los Angeles, CA, Samantha (Arnold) Currie-Noronha of Oakland, CA, Jessica Currie of Brooklyn, NY, Joshua Clarkson of Grand Rapids, MI, and Ryan Clarkson of Grand Rapids, MI; great grandchildren: Hayes, Arlo, Millie, Fletcher, Gray, and Leo; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dave was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Margaret Stone and Janet Fairchild, and his brothers, Robert and William Currie.
A private family Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 15th with Father Matthew Jones officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Friends of the family are invited to a celebration of David’s life at The Center, 400 Park Avenue, Corning, on Wednesday, September 15th from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, www.chemungspca.org, to All Saints Parish, 158 State Street, Corning, NY 14830, or to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903, www.foodbankst.org/donate.
Dave’s family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.