Harold R. Currier Sr., 76, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2009, at the home of his daughter, Patricia Gordon, in Whitehall while on a visit, following a brief illness.
Mr. Currier was born on May 1, 1933, in Middlebury, Vt., the son of Roy and Esther (Waite) Currier.He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
After returning home, he and his late wife, Ann F. (Ruby) Currier, were united in marriage. She passed away on Dec. 21, 1999, after 44 years of marriage.
Mr. Currier operated Currier’s Television Sales and Service in Whitehall and Fair Haven, Vt. After closing his business, he was employed by Sears as an appliance and television repair technician in Glens Falls and retiring in its Rutland Vt., store after more than 20 years of service. After retiring, he was employed by the Whitehall Central School as a custodian, and groundskeeper for Valley View Country Club in Whitehall. After moving to Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 2003, he was employed for KOA Campground in Myrtle Beach until his health forced him to retire.
He played the guitar in many area lounges with his band the Accents for many years. He also enjoyed camping with his wife for many years, and especially enjoyed his return visits with his grandchildren.
Mr. Currier was a member of the American Legion Post 83 of Whitehall and the Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491, B.P.O.E.
Besides his parents, and his wife, he is predeceased by his sister, Lillian Durward.
Survivors include his children, Patricia A. Gordon and her husband, Gordon, of Whitehall, Barbara J. Rehm and her companion, Gary Chaplin, of Whitehall, Donna M. Smith and Harold “Butch” R. Currier, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Gregory M. Gordon of Wilmington, N.C., Nicole M. Egan of Whitehall, Zachary Rehm of Portland, Maine, Jacob Chaplin of Whitehall, Kayla Smith of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Erika Currier of Whitehall, Brittany Currier of Hampton; five great-grandchildren Phineus, Daphne, Quinn, Patrick and Isabella.
He is also survived be several nieces, nephews and cousins. Most of all, he will be missed by his companion and dog “Buddy.”
A service will be held on Thursday, July 2, at 8 p.m. at the Michael G. Angiolillo Funeral Home, 210 Broadway, Whitehall, with the Rev. John Greenough, pastor of the Hartford and Raceville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The members of the Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to conduct a Lodge of Sorrow service.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Whitehall, with full military honors.