It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Dave Curtin. He was a P.E. teacher and the former Athletic Director at Columbia High School. Dave recently turned 58 years old last week. Dave was a devoted husband, father of three and a grandfather of two. He also taught at the following schools: Wardlaw Hartridge, Malboro, Roselle Catholic and Brearly High School. He coached football at every school that he taught at except Roselle Catholic. Most recently he was the freshman football coach at Livingston High School and the track and field coach at New Providence High School. He also enjoyed watching the NY Mets and NY Jets play because they were his favorite teams. Dave Curtin will be truly missed.
If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to the SOMEA Scholarship Fund in honor of Dave Curtin you can send it to Amy Singer at Columbia High School.
Here are the service arrangements:
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, N.J.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10 am at the Kenilworth Gospel Chapel, 557 Newark Avenue, Kenilworth, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, the Curtin Family respectfully requests that donations are sent to three organizations that were very close to Dave’s heart:
www.haea.org Hereditary Angioedema Association. HAEA is a genetic condition that causes swelling (edema) to various parts of the body. Dave suffered from this condition, as well as his two sons.
www.fcanj.org The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA New Jersey) brings athletes and coaches together through sports in order to grow in their walk with the Lord. Dave credited the FCA in bringing him to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
www.fragilex.org The National Fragile X Foundation supports families who are living with a Fragile X child through their research, funding and educational programs. Dave’s grandson Jasper suffers from Fragile X and this was an especially important organization to him.