Mr. Park S. Curry died peacefully on June 24, 2021 in Hackettstown, NJ at the age of 88.
Park is survived by his adoring wife, Evelyn; his six children: Mark, Daniel, Patricia, Kathryn, Kimberly, and Maria; seven grandchildren: Daniel, Michael, Maxwell, Emma, Grace, James, and Valentina; and brothers Kenneth and Wade.
Park was born on April 28, 1933 in New Castle, PA to Kenneth V. Curry and Helen S. Curry (nee Skelton). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in January 1957 with a B.S in Electrical Engineering. He began his career at Westinghouse Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA. It was there that he met his future wife Evelyn, the only girl in the secretarial pool who wore flowers in her hair. They were married on May 26, 1957.
Shortly thereafter, he accepted a position with Bendix Corporation in South Bend, IN as an entry level engineer. In 1960, Bendix transferred Park and his young family to Ann Arbor, MI for a new position as a Systems Engineer in the Defense Systems Division. His efforts significantly contributed to the establishment of Bendix as a mission critical provider of defense technology to the US Military during the Cold War, earning him a seat in the Bendix Aeronautics Program. As an Aerospace Engineer, Park was instrumental in the development of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP). NASA used this technology on Apollo Missions 12 through 17.
Later in his career, Park attended Rutgers University where he earned his MBA and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He retired from AlliedSignal in 1994 to Culver Lake, NJ, where he and Evelyn’s lakefront home served as the family gathering place for the next 25 years.
Park is remembered by all as a humble and generous man known for his intelligence and dry sense of humor. He spent 64 years with the love of his life, Evelyn; rarely a day went by without them making each other laugh. He took pride in the unique talents and accomplishments of each of his six children, and cherished all seven grandchildren, ages 2-30.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 6th at 12 Noon at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ. Calling hours will be Tuesday, July 6th from 10am to 12 Noon. All are welcome to attend in celebration of Park’s full and blessed life.