Eugene W. Curley, Jr., was born on May 14, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Eugene W. Curley Sr. and Luther Mae Curley.
Eugene was educated in the Philadelphia School system. After graduating Eugene worked a number of years for The National Park Services as a Gardner. Eugene enjoyed gardening and could be found cleaning and pulling up the weeds on the front of his parents’ home on Morris Street
and the empty lot on the corner of 24th and Morris Street.
Eugene was also known for his dancing and singing. You could always find him sitting on the porch listening to his oldies on his famous radio. No matter where Eugene was, if music came on, you best believe that he would start dancing and singing You could always find him sitting on the porch listening to his oldies on his famous radio. No matter where Eugene was, if music came on, you best believe that he would start dancing and singing. Eugene would often joke with the children on Morris Street about his experiences on the moon and how he would take them to visit one day. LOL!
Eugene was very smart and would help his nieces and nephews with
homework. If you start Eugene to talking, no matter what the subject he was like Google (for the new generation) and could go on and on if You let him. The news, science fiction, karate, wrestling and cowboy movies was what he loved to watch most of all.
Eugene was a God-fearing man and would pray daily as he walked
around the neighborhood. He would often attend Mass on Sunday at St. Edmonds Church on 21st and Snyder Avenue.
Eugene lived the last 5 years of his life at Caring Heart Nursing Home, and guess what? He was still dancing and singing in the halls and dining area with the aid of his walker. The staff was always telling Mr. Curley to be careful for fear he would fall.
Eugene leaves to mourn with fond memories, his mother Luther Mae Curley; his two sons "Willie Z. layers (John Sinclair) and Dr. Eugene W. Curley lll (Amanda); one grandson Brycen Curley; two sisters Carmella Curley and Mia Curley-Mills; two brothers Vincent Curley (Evelyn) and Curtis Gurley. Nieces Kavina Gurley and Hynea Redd; Nephews Charles Gurley, Toriano Curley, Curtis Gurley, Vincent Curley, Dr. Richard Curley and Ra'ees Mills; one aunt Anne Hughes. A host of great nieces and nephews; great great nieces and nephews; cousins and friends. Eugene -was preceded in life by his father, Eugene W. Curley, niece Carolyn Smalls and brother-in-law Rudolph Mills, Jr.