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Andrew E. “Andy” Curry, Jr.

August 8, 1944 - April 27, 2019

          Andrew E. “Andy” Curry, Jr., age 74, of Middletown, DE and formerly of Perth Amboy, NJ, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

          Born in St. Petersburg, FL, on August 8, 1944, he was a son of Lillian (Grant) Curry and the late Andrew Curry, Sr.  Andy graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Perth Amboy, NJ where he served as an altar boy.   Following high school he attended and earned his bachelor’s degree from Winston Salem State University in Winston Salem, NC.  Continuing his education, Andy received his Masters of Urban Education from College of NJ in Trenton, NJ and furthered his studies in oceanography at Middlesex County College in Archeology and Brooksdale Community College, and furthered his education at Kean University in Union, NJ.  Following college, he started his lifelong passion of teaching in earth science, black history and did tutoring in math. He taught at Perth Amboy High School for 36 years. While teaching, he was a dedicated cross-country coach and was inducted into the coach’s Hall of Fame in the state of NJ. In 1997, he coached a star runner student who was a two-time winner of the 400 meters.  Andy loved running, and ran in the NYC marathon several times.  Andy was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

          He is survived by his wife, Bettie (Sanders) Curry; mother, Lillian (Grant) Curry; children, Kimberly Curry Peters, Kisha Curry (Chester Pinkney); grandsons, Jordan Curry, Elijah Peters, Blake Crosson; brothers, Michael Curry and Joseph Curry; and sisters, Cheryl Curry and Yvonne Curry.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, May 3, 2019, at theCathedral International,277 Madison Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ,where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Entombment will follow at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens, 1098 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.

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13 Condolences for Andrew E. “Andy” Curry, Jr.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences. Andy was a great guy and dedicated teacher who always had a ready smile. He was always friendly to everyone. When he retired, he left a big, empty space in the science department and on the third floor. He wasn’t a gossip, and he didn’t talk about people behind their backs. I never heard him say anything negative about anyone.
    Sincerely,
    Linda Schmelzer

  • Rest In Peace Mr. Curry. I will always have great memories of the animal lab technique class I took in high school with you. Condolences to your family 🙏🏻

  • The Collins family would like to extend their condolences to the Curry family. With each day that passes we pray your hearts heal from your great loss and may the hurt be replaced with loving memories and good times.

  • Sending my condolences to the Curry family. You have been family to me for some years now. I will miss Uncle Andy. Aunt Bet, Kisha and Kim you are in my prayers. Love Roxane

  • You will be truly missed. Words cannot express how much you influenced me as an early educator. Until we meet again.

  • Though our words can do little, We hope our thoughts and prayers will support you at this time. We send our Deepest Condolences.
    The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalms 34:11)

    Earl and Marie Moore
    Rosalyn Poston
    Clayton, NC

  • My deepest condolences and prayers to the Curry family. It was truly a pleasure to know and work with Andy. Rest in peace Andy.

  • So very sorry to hear of his passing Prayers

  • My condolences the Curry Family.
    Andy, being a product of St. Mary’s you left a lasting and positive impression on many, many Amboy High students. Rest easy Andy … job well done.

  • My condolences and sympathies go out to you and your family. May God Bless you my friend. So glad we were friend and teaching family also.

  • The number of lives he touched, he inspired. His words were always few but powerful. He was not a coach who motivated by force, but guided and enhanced what intrinsically was present. I’m honored to have known him, and changed for the better having been touched by his life for four all too short years.

  • Rest in peace Mr. Curry (Great Teacher, Mentor and Coach) you will be missed. I still remember coming back from a track meet, we were all being noisy and you yelled back, “I don’t want to hear rat piss on cotton.” I tell my kids about it to this daly, it still makes me laugh. Love and miss you!

  • I know it wasn’t too long ago but hopefully, now, you think of Andy and “smile”