Alexander S. “Alex” McCurdy, age 66, of Sylvan Way, Greenville passed away Friday evening, January 27, 2017 in Meadville Medical Center. 

He was born in Greenville on March 8, 1950, a son of Wells and Nancy (McDowell) McCurdy.  He was a 1968 graduate of Greenville High School where he excelled on the football team and golf team and was a 1972 graduate of Grove City College with a degree in political science. He was a member of Hillside Presbyterian Church, Greenville.  He was employed at Ryder Co. before taking over the family business, S.S. McCurdy Jewelry and Sporting Goods in Greenville, until it's closure in 1992.  Counseling the states youth, he retired as a clinical manager from George Junior Republic, Grove City in the summer of 2016. A master of his craft, he continued to work part time at George's Jewelry, Meadville.  An enthusiastic hunter and golfer, Alex truly enjoyed spending time outdoors.  Alex was always prepared for having fun and quite often ready with a quick joke or witty remark and was a loving man of great wit who will be sorely missed. 

He is survived by his mother, Nancy McCurdy of Greenville;  two daughters, Melissa Raber and her husband Anthony of Pittsburgh, Elizabeth McCurdy of Greenville; a son Jon McCurdy and his wife Ann of Pittsburgh; a sister, Madge Nichols and her husband Dennis of Beaver, PA; a brother, Wells McCurdy of Falls Church, VA; five grandchildren, Madison, Matthew, Nicholas, Samuel, and Simon; three nephews; his previous wife, Christine McCurdy of Greenville; and best friend, Earl Fenton of Greenville. 

He was preceded in death by his father.



  1. Mary Cole Campbell Mary Cole Campbell
    January 29, 2017    

    Class of 1968 Greenville High School will miss our friend and classmate

  2. Ruth Amy Hones Ruth Amy Hones
    January 29, 2017    

    I love your line about Alex’s wit and quick jokes–how true! I have many great memories of Sylvan Way that include Alex and Chris and the whole family. My sympathies to you all.

  3. Donna and Frank McCurdy Donna and Frank McCurdy
    January 29, 2017    

    Our deepest sympathies on the death of Alex. We will see you on Wednesday for the service. Love from Donna and Frank

  4. Myrna Moran Myrna Moran
    January 30, 2017    

    I am so sorry to hear about the death of Alex. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  5. David & Stevie Andrew David & Stevie Andrew
    January 30, 2017    

    Wishing the family peace and good memories. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Judy (Cook) Kougher Judy (Cook) Kougher
    January 30, 2017    

    Alex was a great asset to our GHS’68 class….both academically and athletically. He was a friend to all. And yes….quite witty and fun-loving!
    Sincere sympathy to the family.

  7. Fran McDowell Espey Fran McDowell Espey
    January 30, 2017    

    I am so sorry for your loss. Being an underclassmen, I remember Alex as on our football team but also grew up with him at Hillsides went through Sunday School classes, as well as confirmation.

  8. Rick & Sheila (Ohle) Gould and family Rick & Sheila (Ohle) Gould and family
    January 30, 2017    

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  9. Shirley Curtin Slaff Shirley Curtin Slaff
    January 30, 2017    

    Dear McCurdy Family, I am so sorry to hear about Alex and the terrible loss that you all feel. My deepest condolences to all of your family. Alex was a wonderful young man in our GS Class of 1968, and I have the fondest memories of grinning through Biology together and how he encouraged the trepidation I felt and helped bolster my self-confidence that I could learn it, and by some hard work, it would start coming easily, and it did. He was a friend to everyone and made me laugh every time I talked to him. He is missed by all of us.

  10. Bob Herrick Bob Herrick
    January 30, 2017    

    So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing my prayers for the family, he will be missed

  11. Deb Enscoe Deb Enscoe
    January 30, 2017    

    So sorry to hear this news! Alex always made me laugh during his trips to the horse barn at GJR! Prayers for everyone during this time.

  12. Ron Billig Ron Billig
    January 30, 2017    

    So sorry and shocked to hear of Alex’ passing. I remember his ability to keep things lighthearted at GHS both in the classroom and on the athletic field. Always a good friend……my deepest sympathies.

  13. Eddie White Eddie White
    January 30, 2017    

    Wells I trust it will be a comfort to you and your family to,know your classmates are praying for all of you. May God draw you closer to Him during this difficult time. EW Class of 72 GHS

  14. Ed and Sandy Slavic Ed and Sandy Slavic
    January 30, 2017    

    So sorry for your lost Alex will be greatly missed by the Class of 68. Our prayers go out to his family at this time of sorrow.

  15. Jim and Cathy Wathan Jim and Cathy Wathan
    January 30, 2017    

    Our condolences to the Mc Curdy family, for your loss. Alex was funny and witty. Alex and Jim were great friends , played sports together, enjoyed GHS “68” together. Alex and Pete Sowash and I had lots of fun in a Study Hall together. Always had a smile for everyone, and often looked like he was up to something. Lol He probably was. You will be missed Alex. R.I.P.

  16. tony disalvo tony disalvo
    January 30, 2017    

    So sorry for yours and our loss ! Our Class of 68 will surely miss him. He uplifted everyone. I saw him occasionally and he always had good things to say . RIP MY FRIEND !

  17. Cheri Sowash Cheri Sowash
    January 30, 2017    

    Soon after I met Pete, I met Alex. He was Pete’s friend and he became mine. He is missed on earth but heaven is a more fun place today.

  18. Joseph L. & Ann Marie Fry (CONSIGLIO) Joseph L. & Ann Marie Fry (CONSIGLIO)
    January 30, 2017    

    To the Complete McCurdy Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. I graduated with Alex in GHS Class of 1968 and he always had a big smile and a wonderful personality. He was always very pleasant with everyone around him. May his beautiful memory live on with all of you. His mother, Nancy & the complete McCurdy family has our deepest sympathies. God’s Blessings to you all………

  19. Charles N. Maietta Charles N. Maietta
    January 30, 2017    

    Wells, sorry for your lose.

  20. Rod Mayer Rod Mayer
    January 30, 2017    

    My sympathy goes out to Alex’s family at this time of sorrow. Alex was a good friend at GSHS with a good sense of humor. I will always remember our hunting trips with his dog Duke and the fun we had together. God bless to all the family.

  21. Sam Alexander Sam Alexander
    January 30, 2017    

    To the McCurdy family. May God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. May peace and comfort follow you and yours in the days ahead. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Respectfully, SAM

  22. Mary Martha ( Moore) Weiner Mary Martha ( Moore) Weiner
    January 30, 2017    

    I am so very so very sorry to hear of Alex’s death. So many Greenville memories of a great guy…
    Heartfelt sympathies to Alex’s family! He will be missed by many, I am sure!

  23. Cathy Caswell Cucchiaro Cathy Caswell Cucchiaro
    January 30, 2017    

    I’ll be thinking good thoughts for you Wellsy, very sorry about the loss of your brother.

  24. Marylynne Gould Dacey Marylynne Gould Dacey
    January 30, 2017    

    I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Alex’s passing. He was a wonderful man.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  25. Maryann Jablonowski Maryann Jablonowski
    January 30, 2017    

    To the McCurdy Family, May the wonderful memories of Alex’s life help you to overcome the sadness of his passing. Sincerely, Maryann Jablonowski, Friend of Wells

  26. Lee Hiney Lee Hiney
    January 31, 2017    

    My prayers & thoughts are with the McCurdy family at this time. Fellow 1968 Greenville classmate.

  27. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 31, 2017    

    My deepest sympathies go out to Alex’s family I always enjoyed classes with Alex as he made them more bearable because of his fun loving attitude. However, he always seemed to make it through them and made it look easy. Bye Alex.

  28. Tom Spargo Class of "68" Tom Spargo Class of "68"
    January 31, 2017    

    I am sometimes known as Anonymous

    January 31, 2017    

    Alex, my good friend of long ago and occasional golfing buddy. My sympathies to all the family. May you folks always remember his cheery attitude and sense of humor.

  30. Juanita Badger Juanita Badger
    January 31, 2017    

    Alex was a very good man. I worked with him from the beginning of his employment until his retirement from George Junior Republic. It was always a pleasure to talk with him. He will be missed greatly. My deepest sympathies to his entire family. Memories of Alex will help you through the grieving process. Rest well my friend.

  31. Doris (Osborne) and Rick Chess Doris (Osborne) and Rick Chess
    January 31, 2017    

    To the McCurdy Family, We were saddened to hear of Alex’s sudden passing. From elementary school to his adulthood Alex always had a smile on his face for all of us. When he spoke you knew it was Alex. He had a certain tone to his voice. You would say that is Alex because he had a laugh in his talk. Always happy. He will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

  32. Tom Ryan Tom Ryan
    January 31, 2017    

    I was saddened to hear of Alex death. He was a good teammate and a good classmate at GHS and a friend to all. My prayers are with the family.

  33. Becky Ross Gruner Becky Ross Gruner
    February 1, 2017    

    So sad to hear that Alex has passed. He was an amazing classmate to GHS “68. Always so smart, funny, & so handsome. And what a great athlete and team player. His laughter & smile will always be remembered. I will pray for his family.

  34. John Strausser & Family John Strausser & Family
    February 1, 2017    

    Sincerest Sympathies & Deepest Condolences to the McCurdy Family. You are in our thoughts & Prayers.

  35. Sheryl Scelsi Sheryl Scelsi
    February 1, 2017    

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

  36. Dick and Diana Miller Dick and Diana Miller
    February 2, 2017    

    To all the McCurdy family, You have our deepest sympathy. Alex had such a quick wit and a smile for everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

  37. Don Hoffman Don Hoffman
    February 4, 2017    

    My deepest condolences to the McCurdy family. As a classmate of Alex’s, it was hard not to like Alex. His friendliness and honesty is an inspiration to all of us. RIP my good friend.

  38. Nora Meacham Cole, Class of '68 Nora Meacham Cole, Class of '68
    February 5, 2017    

    So sorry for your loss. Alex always had a smile and laugh just waiting to escape. Loosing a loved one is the greatest trial we go through. My prayers for the family.

  39. Wm. Madura "Class of 68" Wm. Madura "Class of 68"
    May 18, 2017    

    RIP Alex, a good man you were. To your family and friends my sincere condolences.

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