John (Jack) R. Currier was born on August 12, 1922, in Leavenworth, Kan., to Pliney and Anna (Hilpert) Currier. He passed from this life on Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Chula Vista, Calif., at the age of 90 years.
Raised in Leavenworth, Jack attended St. Joseph Elementary School and Immaculata High School. At age 18, he enlisted into the armed forces.
Jack served 20 years as a Shipfitter in the United States Navy, serving in World War II and Korea. He was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and served as past President of the local Chapter #3 Pearl Harbor Survivors’ Association in San Diego, Calif. Jack worked in the Jig Department as a welder at Rohr Corporation and retired after 20 years of service. After he retired, he was a member of the Senior Volunteer Police Patrol of Chula Vista, Calif.
Jack enjoyed reading, taping movies, emailing family and friends, camping, and especially enjoyed travelling out on the highway.
He is survived by his wife, Daphne M. (Byrnes) Currier. Jack, as a young sailor, met Daphne in Sydney, Australia, and fell in love. They were married a year later on April 28, 1943. Jack and Daphne celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on April 28, 2013.
Jack and Daphne were blessed with two children, Coleen M. (Currier) Ryan (James E. Ryan) and Gregory M. Currier (Dr. Theresa L. (Siefken) Currier), three grandsons, John C. Ryan (Ashley E. (Steele) Ryan), Michael P. Currier, and Todd J. Currier (Valeria C. (Velasquez) Currier), and two great granddaughters, Olivia S. Currier and Mila I. Currier. He is remembered fondly by many relatives, friends, and coworkers.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Glen Abbey, Little Chapel of the Roses, Bonita, Calif.
Services will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at 10 a.m., at Glen Abbey, Little Chapel of the Roses, followed by internment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Chula Vista Animal Control in the name of John R. Currier.