Donald W. “Bill” Curran

May 19, 1923 ‒ February 06, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Donald W. “Bill” Curran, age 95, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Country Court Care Center in Mount Vernon. He was born on May 19, 1923 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late John and Ruth (Kidd) Curran.

Bill graduated from Mount Vernon High School and shortly after joined the United States Army Air Force.  He was proud of Flying in 33 missions during World War II as a Radar Operator in a B-52. Bill worked for Bill’s TV Clinic as a repair man.  He attended Faith Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by a son, Jeffrey Curran; and 5 grandchildren; his friends, John (Ruth) McBride and Gregg McBride.

Along with his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his wife Donna (Spearman) Curran, a son, John Curran; a daughter, Kathy Cowan; and a sister.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve Donald W. “Bill” Curran.

  • I will never forgot any of the Curran family. I have so many memories being a young boy, going over to their house, what was that Dobbermans name that used to chase me lol? I was the youngest that I know of the nieces/ nephews. Bill had to be about my age now when I was born. Such a kind, interesting, intellectual man. I’m very upset with this news, but I understand all things pass. Much love

  • So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. When I was about 6 years old, the Curran’s lived up the street from us. I was playing with my older brother and his friends and I hopped on to the back of one of my brother’s friends bike. We were riding up the street when I lost my balance and my left foot got caught in the spokes of the bike. It was Bill Curran who came out of his home with the proper tools and took the back wheel of the bike apart to free my foot. I don’t know that I ever properly thanked him for helping me, so thank you Mr. Curran!! Prayers to for comfort to the family and friends!

    Lisa Tharp

  • I remember stopping by, dropping off a TV or something and chatting with Bill about all sorts of topics. Wonderful man. Also fond memories of Ruth…what a dear sweet lady. (I also remember getting into mischief with their sons at times)…

    Don’t grieve his loss or your loss…CELEBRATE Bill’s Promotion.

    Blessings & Hugs,

    Dave Culbertson

  • SO SO SORRY. So many great memories dropping off TV’s and Bill fixing. Donna was from Brandon and a wonderful smart person like Bill. What good people. Will surely be missed. Will keep you in my prayers. Bob Harrod

  • So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I always liked Bill and Donna when visiting their home. Butch, please make contact….would really like to reconnect. Hugs!

  • Deepest Condolences to Mr. Bill Curran”s family. Mr Curran was always a pleasant patron at the Public Library of Mt Vernon. Bill will be missed by the Circulation Staff.

  • Very sorry to hear this. Bill and Donna embraced me like one of their own. They even had a bedroom for me when I would come back to Mt. Vernon from OSU. Bill would always have a rediculously delicious meal prepared and a pitcher of vodka gimlets. Much love to the Curran family and to Butch.

  • Bill was a great neighbor, we always enjoyed talking to him and having a good laugh, we will miss him!

    Sonny & Bridget Gentry and family