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.