Edwin Hiram Curry, 74, postal worker

June 07, 2006

Edwin Hiram Curry, a retired postal worker who had enjoyed playing basketball, died of cancer May 30 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Ashburton resident was 74.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Sandtown, he was a student and basketball player at Frederick Douglass High School when he enlisted in the Air Force. While stationed in Germany, he led his Air Force team to an undefeated 1954 season championship.

Mr. Curry became a post office mail carrier and worked from the Arlington Station in Northwest Baltimore, and was a member of the station's basketball team. He retired in 1976.

He enjoyed cooking and often made cheesecakes as gifts for family and friends. He also did home-improvement projects.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sharon Baptist Church, 1373 N. Stricker St.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, the former Jeanette Lee, a retired Baltimore elementary school teacher; a son, Kevin D. Curry of Sayreville, N.J.; two brothers, Norman Curry of Ohio and Ellis Curry of Baltimore; a sister, Nadine Birdsong of Glendale, Ariz.; and two grandchildren. A son, Dean Curry, died in 1994.

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