John S. Curtain, 86, passed away on November 21, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. He was the beloved husband of Dawn and cherished father of Cathy Wylet (Mark) and Jim Curtain. He leaves behind three grandchildren, Johnna and Jeanette Curtain and Will Wylet. Dawn and John were married for 62 years.
Born on July 17, 1932 in Cleveland, OH, he was the only child of Jack and Kathryn Curtain. John obtained his rank of Eagle Scout in 1947. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. John was the Vice President of Verco Manufacturing and enjoyed over 25 years of employment for a wonderful company.
John enjoyed golf, theatre and supporting ASU athletics, having had football season tickets for over 40 years. He loved to go out for Mexican food. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and travelling the world with Dawn; going to Europe, China, Australia, New Zealand and several cruises. He loved their road trips through the National Parks. He was kind, fair, generous and had a great sense of humor. John loved spending summers in Flagstaff, AZ. John was always awed by the diverse beauty of Arizona. He said that he had a wonderful life and family.
John’s Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ, located at 12861 N. 8th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029 (https://goo.gl/maps/7t14bf3TRHk). The family asks that you dress casually; ASU or NAU gear are welcome!
If you wish to donate to an organization in his memory, you may donate to either The Salvation Army, 2707 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 or Planned Parenthood through this link at: www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-arizona.Print Obituary & Condolences