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McCurley, Mr. Rollin Ernest "Ron"
McCurley, Mr. Rollin Ernest "Ron"
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McCurley, Mr. Rollin Ernest "Ron"

Date of Death: March 31, 2017

Service Details

A memorial service will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Kevin Anderson and Nan Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. A time of visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Obituary Notice

Age 86, passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence on Friday, March 31, 2017. Ron was born in Quincy, Michigan on November 3, 1930; the son of the late Charles and Beatrice (Tooman) McCurley. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1947 and enlisted in the US Navy in 1948. He served his country honorably as a radarman aboard the USS Newport News and the USS Missouri. Ron was employed by the Upjohn Company for 36 ½ years and received the William E. Upjohn Award for recognition of special accomplishment in 1989. On November 22, 1953 he was united in marriage to the former Ruthellen H. Smith who survives. Ron is also survived by his children, Lynette (James Barlow) and David (Debbie) McCurley; grandchildren, Valerie and Andrew (Lindsay Jaime) Cochran, Cristin (Scott) Abernathy and Meghan (Mark Everson) McCurley; brother, Leland McCurley; sister in-law, Donna McCurley and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a sister, Twyla Withington and brothers, Richard and Duane McCurley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Community of Christ Church or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home.
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8 comments on article "McCurley, Mr. Rollin Ernest "Ron""

Robin & Tim Jackson

Ron & RuthEllen were clients but became friends. We knew Ron was getting worse but we didn't realize it would be so soon. We just saw them at Nina's Cafe and talked to him.

Nancy (Begg) Daning

My deepest condolences to the family on your loss. Mr. McCurley was my neighbor growing up and I have many fond memories of them all. Playing with Lynnette and David . Going with them to Dairy Queen and the drive in movie. Great times. Wonderful memories.

My love to you all.

Bob Van Dis

My sympathy to Ruthellen and the family. When I played in the Phoenix Big Band with Dave, all of us in the band enjoyed seeing Ron and Ruthellen having a wonderful time on the dance floor whenever they could come to a gig. They showed us all how to have fun and enjoy each other In the retirement years. A kind man who will be missed.

Maribeth Haseley

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love, hugs and prayers.

Kate Bultema

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our paths crossed initially while working at Upjohn. Then as westside neighbors. We often shared a quick chat when I walked by with my dogs. He took great pride in his yard and I enjoyed seeing his efforts. Ruthellen, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Charles Rothrock & Val

We still cannot believe Ron is gone. I have known him for more than 35 years. He was a friend, work mate, and neighbor. I will miss feeling that I am not doing my job to keep my house and yard looking as nice as his.

Greg and Melinda Dobson

Please accept our condolences. Greg and I so enjoyed talking to both Ronnie and Ruthellen, especially hearing about his ships. We are so sorry for your loss.

Dawn M Sampson-Beresford

I couldn't have asked for a finer neighbor and friend. Much love to Ruthellen and family. Ron will be missed so much.

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