James Curran, a retired FDNY lieutenant and the president of the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, died yesterday after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 65. For 25 years, Curran aided firefighter and civilian burn victims by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the foundation, which supports the Weill Cornell Medical Center burn unit. Curran was a member of the Fire Department for 33 years, retiring in 1995 as a lieutenant in Rescue 1. In 1982, he was involved in a dramatic rescue of a workman trapped in a crane 300 feet above Fifth Ave. during a four-alarm fire that roared atop the unfinished Trump Tower. Curran is survived by his daughters, Gwen Curran, Pam Henry, and Merry Filasky, and five grandchildren. His wife, Marylyn, a former burn unit nurse, died suddenly on Sept. 20.
Jimmy was one of the GOOD GUY'S..Jimmy you will be missed.
Visiting hours are Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Monday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Dodge Thomas Funeral Home, 26 Franklin Ave., Glen Cove, L.I. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Gertrude's Church, 28 School St., Bayville, L.I.
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10-21-2005, 06:17 AM #1
New York Firefighters Burn Center FoundationALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40
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10-21-2005, 11:31 AM #2
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Sorry for your loss, Ray.
My condolences to those whose lives were touched by this man who gave of himself so selflessly throughout his life, for both the fire service and the Burn Unit.
Sleep with angels, JimmySeptember 11th - Never Forget
I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.
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RAY WAS HERE FIRST
10-21-2005, 11:45 AM #3
All Firefighters should follow the example of Lt. Curran. The vast improvement in burn care is a direct result of people like him. Many burn patients who used to die from their injuries, now survive and live productive lives. Take some time to find out about burn injuries and burn survivors. Support your local Burn units, survivors groups and childrens burn camps. Money is always needed but just plain being aware and involved does more then you think. That would be a fine legacy to the life of Lt. James Curran.IAFF-IACOJ PROUD
10-21-2005, 01:51 PM #4
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