89, Doylestown, Pa.
Nancy M. McCurdy, of Doylestown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012, in Harleysville, Pa. She was 89.
Born in Moline, Ill., Nancy was the daughter of the late Herman and Florence (Samuelson) Miedke.
In 1944, she married Albert Eugene McCurdy in Chicago, Ill. They were married 62 years. He preceded her in death, as did her sister, Eileen Steffenson.
She was a graduate of Moline High School and attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. Preceding and during SSII, Nancy worked at radio station SHBF in Rock Island. She wrote and broadcast a daily program, "Women in the News," that featured the activities of women worldwide who served in the military, the Red Cross, and on the home front.
She was a volunteer Girl Scout leader for ten years and also read papers, textbooks and book on tape for sight-impaired graduate students and blind individuals. During this time, she also volunteered in a remedial reading program in a Philadelphia elementary school.
Additionally, Nancy volunteered with the Chester County Historical Society Museum in West Chester, Pa. She was a docent, a member of the Volunteer Council and editor of the month newsletter. She helped catalog the museum's vast collections of historical treasures and especially enjoyed working with the museum's fans. She became an expert on fans and lectured about the subject to various groups.
She was a member of Doylestown Presbyterian Church where she was active in the visitation program. She also belonged to the Village Improvement Association, the Mercer Museum, and the James A. Michener Art Museum, all of Doylestown.
Nancy is survived by her three children: Lynne Wettig (Edward) of Leavenworth, Kan; Emily Brenninger (Kenneth) of Souderton, Pa; and Michael McCurdy (Kathleen) of Radnor, Pa.; five grandchildren: Kenneth Brenninger, Lisa Brenninger Bishop, A my Brenninger, Rodler Morris, and Todd Morris; and three great-grandchildren: Norah Bishop, Ian Bishop, and Landon Morris.
Nancy's greatest love was her family, whom she loved dearly and who lover her equally, She also immensely enjoyed traveling, which she and her husband did extensively in the United States and abroad.
Her other interests and talents were gardening, needlework, photography, reading and genealogy.
Her funeral service took place on Tuesday, September 18, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown.
Memorial contributions in Nancy's name may be made to the Salvation Army, 215 Appletree Drive, Levittown, Pa. 19055.