TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, October 23
BY: Andrew Wroblewski
Obituary listings for the Town of Huntington.
Hans Krusa, a former longtime resident of Northport, died Oct. 1. He was 100.
Born in Redwood, N.Y., he lived in Northport from 1940 to the early 1970s. A graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota, he received his M.Sci. and PhD from the New York University (NYU) School of Business before earning a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.
In Northport, he served on the Northport-East Northport School District’s Board of Education for seven years, his family said; he helped to build seven schools. He spent some years serving as president of the board of education during that time. He and his wife, Renee, had three children who graduated from Northport High School. He also taught at NYU while living in Northport. Eventually, he and his wife returned to UNC where he would become a teacher and eventually move to the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, N.C.
While still in Northport, he was involved with the Northport Yacht Club, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of East Northport and several other community activities, his family said.
He is survived by his children Paul and his partner Elaine Curry, and Joan and her husband Tony Asplin, along with his six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Renee, and son Peter.
Arrangements were made by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh, N.C. earlier this month. A memorial service was held at the Carol Woods Assembly Hall on Oct. 11.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Peter B. Krusa Memorial Scholarship at Appalachian State University (Fund #97604) c/o Lisa Suggs ASU, Box 32060, Boone, NC 28608.
Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, October 23, 2014; A26)
Joseph R. Curcio, a resident of Huntington, died Oct. 6. He was 89.
Born in Brooklyn in 1925, he was a proud Army veteran who was a prisoner of war and ultimately received a Purple Heart medal for his service. He was married to the late Florence and is remembered for his die-hard New York Mets fandom.
He is survived by his children, Maria and her husband Robert Bishop, Gina and her husband Philip Grady, Christine Smith, and Jo Ann; his grandchildren, Serah, Buddy, Joseph, Stephen, Christopher and Caitlin; and his great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kira.
Arrangements were made by M. A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station with a funeral service being held at St. Patrick Church in Huntington on Oct. 10. An interment followed at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Project Purple-Pancreatic Cancer Research (www.run4projectpurple.org) or the Huntington Lions Club.
Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, October 23, 2014; A29)