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Dennis Patrick McCurry
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Dennis Patrick McCurry passed away on March 6, 2018 at the age of 57. He was born to his parents Francis and Alma (maiden name: Long) McCurry on July 21, 1960. A lifelong resident of Clawson, Dennis graduated from Clawson High School in 1978. He went on to earn a BA in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, followed by an Executive MBA with an emphasis on International Relations from Michigan State University.

Dennis worked at American Motors / Chrysler / FCA for 27 years, and spent the final ten years of his career at Tweddle Group in Mount Clemens. He retired from Tweddle Group in May of 2017. His career often took him abroad; Dennis had the opportunity to spend time in Austria, Germany, Italy, England, China, and Brazil. Dennis was a member of the Clawson Fire Department for 25 years, five of which he served as a department captain.

He met the love of his life, Irene (maiden name: Schneider), in December of 1979. They were married on August 22, 1981 in Rochester, Michigan. Dennis and Irene enjoyed 36 beautiful years of marriage together, during which they welcomed two children, Lynn and Kyle. Dennis was a devoted husband and father, always going the extra mile to provide and care for his family. He enjoyed the time spent with them, whether at home, swimming, celebrating the 4th of July, or on vacation. He was also a dog lover, and created a strong bond with his dogs Bear and Stella.

Dennis enjoyed relaxing up north on the waters of Higgins Lake. He was a dedicated fan of the Detroit Tigers and Michigan Wolverines. Dennis could often be found cheering on his favorite teams surrounded by friends with a cold Bud Light in hand. He loved barbecuing dinner almost every night of the week, always looking to tweak his recipes. Dennis was most known behind the grill for his chicken wings, frequently taking requests for the dish from friends and family. He also had wonderful taste in music, and was a big fan of Bob Seger and John Denver. Dennis enjoyed reading science fiction, amassing a large collection of books throughout his lifetime. This love of science fiction correlated with an interest in astronomy, leading Dennis to frequently point out constellations in the night sky to his children.

He is survived by his beloved wife Irene; his loving children Lynn McCurry and Kyle McCurry; his siblings Michael (Kathy) McCurry and Kathy (Mike) Derderian; his father Francis “Frank” McCurry; and nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his mother Alma on February 17, 2014.


Visitation will be held on Sunday March 11, 2018 from 2:00-9:00 pm. at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St. (Livernois between 14 and 15 mile roads), Clawson, MI 48017. A Funeral Mass celebrating Dennis’s life will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10:30 am, instate at 10:00 am, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 581 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, MI 48017.

- lovingly written by his family.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

11

Mar

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gramer Funeral Home

705 North Main Street
Clawson, MI 48017

A Scripture Service will be held at 7 pm

Service

Monday

12

Mar

10:30 AM
Guardian Angels Catholic Church

581 East Fourteen Mile Rd
Clawson, Michigan 48017

Dennis will lie in-state from 10 am until the time of the mass at 10:30 am.

Cemetery Details

Location

White Chapel Memorial Cemetery

621 West Long Lake Road
Troy, Michigan 48098

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