Obituary of John Charles Curcio Jr.
John Charles Curcio, Jr, 90, of Potomac Falls, Virginia, passed away on August 18, 2018. John and his wife, Josephine, relocated from Lavallette, New Jersey in the Spring of 2010.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 46639 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls, VA on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11 am with the Rev. William P. Saunders and Rev. Nicolas J. Schierer.
John was born in Bronx, New York to John Ciro Curcio and Nellie McSweeney on November 18, 1927. He went to St Peter’s High School in New Brunswick, New Jersey and graduated in 1945. John served his country in the Army as one of three enlisted men assigned to supervise Japanese civilian cooks at the Old Kaijo Hotel, in Tokyo, Japan in 1946. He also attended Rutgers University. John worked at the Greyhound Post House, his family’s restaurant, until he started a new position as a Research Assistant for ER Squibb and Sons. He worked there for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, and days at the beach with the family. He was an avid follower of the stock market and the NY Yankees.
John was involved with St. Pio’s Catholic Church in Lavallette, NJ, Eucharistic Minister, President of the Holy Name Society and member of the Knights of Columbus. John was very active in fund raising for the Lavallette First Aid Squad.
John is survived by his wife, Josephine, of Potomac Falls, VA. They were married for 67 years. Sister, Ellen Pietrefesa, Greentown, PA, Daughter, Joanne C. Goodwin, Potomac Falls, VA, Son, John C. Curcio, North Brunswick, NJ, Son, James J. Curcio, Dillon, CO, Daughter-in-law, Deby Curcio, Dillon, CO, Grandchildren, Kimberly and Brett Carusi, Kelly Goodwin and Stephen Darling, JC Curcio, Kevin Curcio, Great Grandchildren, Catherine and Carter Carusi, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Charles Curcio, Fredericksburg, VA. Great grandbaby twins, Abigail and Brooklyn Carusi.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you buy yourself a scratch-off card and talk to a stranger and make them smile. These are the things that made John happy and will keep his legacy alive.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to INOVA Loudoun Hospital doctors, nurses, and support staff for all of their kindness and compassion during John’s stay.