The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

March 26, 2014

Geraldine Anna Curley

LEBANON, PA. — CURLEY – Geraldine Anna “Gerry,” died Dec. 22, 2013,  at the home of her niece, Patricia (Curley) Harding, in Lebanon, Pa. Born March 8, 1922, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Anna Regina (Little) Curley; brothers, James E. Jr. and John F.; and nephew, Kevin M. Curley. Survived by sister, Margaret (Curley) Skalek; brother, Robert M., married to Joanne (Freiwald), Johnstown; and sister-in-law, Leonor (Curley) Cortes, North Carolina; 17 nieces and nephews; also numerous great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. Gerry retired from Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania, where she was the first woman in the state to hold a traditionally male position. She was a CCD instructor at St. Susannah’s Church in Penn Hills, Pa., and an active member of St. Clement Church in Johnstown. Gerry also sang with the Lumpkin County Silver Singers. She spent the winters in Georgia with her niece, Elizabeth Curley. Friends and family will be received from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. John Gualbert Cathedral, the Very Rev. James F. Crookston. Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in her memory. Funeral arrangements by Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.

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