Michael John Curran

Michael John Curran, 71, died June 14, 2020, in Seattle.

He was born on Oct. 26, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts.

He graduated in 1966 from Lincoln-Sudbury High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Mr. Curran served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1968. He served aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, the same aircraft carrier that his father had served aboard during World War II. Mr. Curran earned the Vietnam Service Ribbon, and received an honorable discharge from the Navy.

Mr. Curran was married on July 12, 1970, in Hopkington, Massachusetts.

In 1977, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

He resided in Massachusetts before moving to Oregon in 1978. In June of 1988, he moved to Ketchikan.

Mr. Curran retired as a regional forester with the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources. He was the owner of Curran Consulting, and employed as a forester by Klukwan Forest Products.

He was a member of the Society of American Foresters.

Mr. Curran was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Frances Curran and Martha Louise Curran.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Curran; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Pearson and John Pearson of Ketchikan, daughter and son-in-law, Jesse Caufield and Sean Caufield of Avondale, Arizona; granddaughter, Cathleen Pearson; grandson, Conor Pearson; brothers, Thomas Curran of Vermont, and Mark (Lisa) Curran of Massachusetts; sisters, Martha (Peter Robbins) Curran of Massachusetts, and Ann (Tom) Gertner of New York; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

No services are scheduled at this time. Donations may be made to the First City Council on Cancer, P.O. Box 8832, Ketchikan, AK 99901.