, Salem, MA

October 2, 2012

Charles S. Currie Jr., 89

Danvers — Mr. Charles S. Currie Jr., 89, of Danvers, beloved husband of Mary L. (Verry) Currie, died Saturday evening, September 29, 2012, following a short illness at Kindred Hospital North Shore in Peabody, surrounded by his family.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Charles S. Sr. and Madeline (Flagg) Currie. He was raised and educated in Lynn and attend the Lynn School System.

An honorably discharged veteran, Mr. Currie served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during World War II as a B17 Navigator in the 447th bomb group of the 8th Air force Division. He flew in over 21 missions over Europe during combat.

Mr. Currie joined the apprentice program at the General Electric Company at its River Works Plant in Lynn. While working at GE, he held various positions mainly in the Aircraft Engine Technical Publications Department and was the editor of the Technical Publications upon his retirement in 1986.

Charlie had been married to the late Casmira Currie of Salem until the time of their divorce. He remarried Mary (Verry) Currie of Danvers.

Charlie had a lifelong love of buying, collecting and selling used books. Together with his beloved wife Mary they started and ran the Black Eagle Books from their home in Danvers. Charlie and Mary enjoyed spending winters in Ft. Myers, Fla., making many friends and enjoying their retirement and attending many Air Force reunions in the United States and Europe.

In addition to his beloved wife, Charlie is survived by his son, Craig Currie and his wife Elaine of Danvers; his daughter, Cheryl Mueller and her husband Dr. Michael Mueller of Austin Texas; his granddaughters, Cailin and Kirsten Currie and Cierra Mueller; his stepsons, David Verry and his wife Cathy of Beverly, Mark Verry and his wife Marybeth of Danvers and Scott Verry and his wife Melissa of Lowell and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Robert Currie, Kenneth Currie and Myrlene Farrell.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Thursday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in Charlie's memory to Operation Troop Support, 16 Trinity St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit