BURLINGTON -- Our dear Jon, friend and loved one to legions, had nothing left to give after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in the morning hours of June 3, 2015.
Jonathan James Curry was a gift to Jack and Josephine Curry on July 17, 1973. The little red-head rapidly became the most accomplished athlete of all the Currys, despite his now famous upright, "penguin" running style, now imitated by athletes all over the world. A force of nature in the South End Little League, then later as a proud Seahorse on Buck Hard Field, Jon was a leader by example with team play and work ethic. While attending Burlington High School, Jon cultivated a wide reaching, amazingly cohesive "Crew of 92" that has remained strong and supportive of him and his family throughout the years.
Jon attended Vermont Academy, Plymouth State College and went on to graduate from Champlain College, Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Social Work… and social he was indeed. His warm laugh, generous nature and sense of humor drew people to him like kids to ice cream. As a Para educator at Hunt Middle School, and as a volunteer football coach for Burlington Youth Football, Jon gave of himself for young people while at the same time building a beautiful life for himself.
In the wake of this life, our "Banjo Eyes" leaves behind his devoted and loving wife, Holly Treiber whom he married in 2005, and their beautiful miracle, Jane Abigail, who arrived in 2011; parents, Jack and Josephine; brother, Jason and wife, Lisa; brother, Daniel and wife, Sarah; sister-in-law, Katie and husband Jon; brother-in-law, Mat and wife, Roxanne; aunt, Margaret Hard; uncle, Gordon Curry; nieces and nephews, Jacob, Thomas, Jack, Amelia, Elizabeth (Currys all), Owen, Naomi, Kai (Gunnip), and Suki Marie (Treiber).
Special thanks to Dr. Maura Barry and Ashley Cohen, RN, for their kindness, dedication and compassion helping Jon and Holly through the past months, as well as to the staff at the Vermont Cancer Center, the VNA of Chittenden County, and Stephen C. Gregory & Son whose support, empathy and love went beyond the call of a job. Further thanks to the Mahana Magic Foundation and Ali Waltien, CCLS, who were instrumental in helping guide Jane through the past few months.
Jon will be forever missed and loved by his family and friends.