David Milo Curry, age 91 passed away peacefully on March 30, 2020 in the company of his loving wife Natalie and his children. David was born to Grant and Carolyn Curry of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1928. He and his twin sister Virginia were the youngest of 8 siblings.
David’s childhood included time in Shadyside, Rolling Rock and a family farm in Coraopolis. He was an accomplished equestrian with a love for horses. He graduated from Shadyside Academy where he captained the football team his senior year. At Brown University, he earned a BA in English and was a founding member and supportive alumnus of its rowing club that evolved into a world-class varsity program.
After college, David enlisted in the United States Marine Corps acquiring the rank of Captain and served in Korea.
Upon returning to Pittsburgh, David worked at the advertising firm of Ketchum, McLeod and Grove as an account executive. It was at this time that he met the “love of his life” Natalie Hulme. They married on June 23, 1956 at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.
David changed careers graduating from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1968. After a short tenure in private practice, he was recruited by US Attorney Dick Thornburgh to join the US Attorney’s office where he spent his entire career before retiring in the late 1990’s.
David’s commitment to his fellow man was absolute and consistent through his work as a federal prosecutor, a deacon of Shadyside Presbyterian Church, a little league baseball coach for his boys, an active board member for Family Resources, a committed supporter of Three Rivers Rowing Association where he was instrumental in the creation of its adaptive rowing program for the blind, and through training his Golden Retriever Oliver to qualify as a certified therapy dog for thousands of patient visits at the Veterans’ Hospital in Fox Chapel, St. Margaret’s Hospital in Aspinwall and Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Florida.
David and his wife Natalie enjoyed memberships and friends at the Fox Chapel Golf Club, Rolling Rock Club, Bears Paw Country Club in Naples Florida, and the Ross Mountain Club.
David is survived by his wife of 64 years Natalie, his daughter Jennifer H. Curry of New York City, and sons William H. Curry, II (Jill) of O’Hara Township, Jeffrey H. Curry (Suzanne) of Fox Chapel, and David M. Curry, Jr. (Nancy) of Freeport, PA. He adored his ten grandchildren Colin, Abi, Lindsey, Regan, Stuart, Erin, Fallon, Maura, Campbell and Trey. He would tell everyone that he was “richly blessed”.
Burial was private at Homewood Cemetery. A Memorial Service at Shadyside Presbyterian Church will be scheduled for a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Shadyside Presbyterian Church, the local food bank, Family Resources or any local humane society.
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