John William Curd, 83, died June 22, 2014. He was a resident of Pompano Beach, Florida, and formerly of Indianapolis.
He was born Nov. 7, 1930, to the late Ralph and Marie Curd of Indianapolis. He attended St. Catherine grade school, Arsenal Technical High School and was a graduate of Butler University. His early working career began at Lyman Brothers while in high school. Always the consummate salesperson, John began his professional career at Indianapolis Machinery Co. and after several years formed the Triangle Machine Tool Co., from which he retired 25 years ago.
John was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Charlotte (Ayers) Curd and two brothers, Leo and James Curd. He is survived by a daughter, Joy (Tom) Mascari; sons, John M. and Tim (Tracy) Curd; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters, his sister, Mary L. Curd; and several nieces and nephews.
John was active in local politics in his early years, serving as precinct committee chair for the Democratic Party. He was a Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Elks Club. An avid golfer, through the years he was a member of Lake Shore and Hillview Country Clubs, Royal Oak Country Club (now Dye’s Walk) and Palm Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach.
He will be sorely missed by his loving family and numerous friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9075 N. Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260; the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46278; or The First Tee of Broward, Weston Hill Country Club, 2600 Country Club Way, Weston, FL 33332.
A memorial celebration will be conducted at a later date in both Indianapolis and Pompano Beach, Florida.