Clyde John McCurdy
Kenai resident Clyde John McCurdy died Sunday, July 9, 2006, of natural causes at home with his family by his side. He was 50.
A wake and potluck will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the McCurdy residence, 1209 Lilac Lane, Apt. 3. His ashes will be scattered in Cook Inlet and around Alaska at a later date.
Mr. McCurdy was born Jan. 2, 1957, in St. Helena Sanitarium in St. Helena, Calif. He was raised as a Christian and received his GED. Mr. McCurdy moved to Kenai 1992, where he worked as a setnet fisherman, from which he retired in 2004.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.
“Clyde loved being with his family and being outdoors. He enjoyed making people laugh. He was so full of energy and love that it seemed to rub off on everyone around him. He always seemed to make you smile even when you were having a bad day,” his family said.
“My grandpa and me like to do things together, and he made it better when it rained.”
“My dad and me weren’t just father and son, but best friends. I love you, Pops, here, there or in the air. My favorite memory of my dad is when I used to put my feet in his back pockets and ride on his back. My dad was a kind good guy and caring to all.”
Mr. McCurdy was preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Jo McCurdy; and parents, Rex and Sunny McCurdy.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Elizabeth McCurdy of Kenai; sons, Daniel and Clyde Dillon McCurdy of Kenai; daughters, Charlene and Kelsey McCurdy of Kenai; daughter and son-in-law, Sunny McCurdy and Loren Smith of Kenai; and granddaughter, Kathleen Smith of Kenai.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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