Lawrence Frank Curchin, 59, of Fair Haven and Hilton Head, South Carolina, died April 10 after a brief and valiant fight against lung cancer.
Born in Long Branch, he was the beloved son of Kenneth and Thelma (Long) Curchin. Larry attended schools in Fair Haven and Rumson.
As an adult, he and Marie Malone relocated to the warmth of Hilton Head where they later married and divorced. They were able to reconnect as friends in the final months of his life which brought him great peace.
Eventually he met Alicia Fry with whom he shared many years of love and friendship. Even when family demands kept them apart, they were able to connect each night by phone up until his final days.
Larry had many jobs in his life, including running his own business in Hilton Head called “Final Vinyl.” When living in New Jersey, he worked at Boxwood Gardens in Fair Haven until becoming ill. These co-workers were a wonderful, supportive family and will forever be appreciated.
His proudest accomplishment was the six years caring for his father, allowing him to reach 100 years of age in his own home. Without a doubt, Larry earned his spot in heaven for the selfless care and companionship he supplied him.
Survivors also include his siblings and their spouses: Judith and Richard Preston of Chevy Chase, Maryland; Kenneth and Claudia Curchin of Newton, Massachusetts; Dr. Thomas Curchin and Sarah Kinter of East Montpelier, Vermont; and Drs. Linda and Charles Montgomery of Denver, Colorado. He had many nieces and nephews who loved him. His list of friends and cousins who cared deeply for him is longer than space allows. Their efforts to see him and say goodbye were truly heroic. He is also survived by his beloved Harley and very classy 1970 Triumph motorcycle.
Larry was predeceased by his parents and his faithful dog, Louie. We know a great reunion is happening at this time.
Please join his family on May 5 from 4-7 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street in Red Bank, to celebrate his life. The final hour will be a time to share with others stories and thoughts about his life.
When you see a motorcycle go by one day, with the rider loving every minute of it, you will still know that Larry’s wonderful, passionate spirit lives on.
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