Cass Curran, a civil engineer for the city over more than four decades and the founder of the Flint Speedskating Club, has died at 76. My thoughts go out to the Curran family.
Here's the obituary — with an online guestbook — from The Flint Journal:
CURRAN, Delvin "Cass" - Of Flint, age 76, passed peacefully into God's hands Saturday, May 24, 2008. Funeral services will be Friday, May 30, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Flint with Father Timothy McDonald officiating. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and Powers Catholic Educational Fund. Visitation will be Wednesday 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc, MI. A Rosary Service will be prayed 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Cass was born in Detroit, MI, December 27, 1931. He graduated from All Saints and began working as a civil engineer for the City of Flint for 41 years. He attended Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, was a member of the Flint Optimist Club, Dom Polski Lodge, NRA, Flint Parks and Recreation, Treasurer of the Michigan Speedskating Association, Founder and coach of the Flint Speedskating Club. His memory will be cherished by his survivors; loving companion Mary Ellen Isaac, children; Tamara (David) Hiney, Michele (Mike) Kutchey, Cass Michael (Sheila) Curran, Bethany (Daniel) Meek, Timothy Curran, Shawn Smith, Erin (James) May, Chrysa (Patrick) Cronley, Paishann (Joe) Curtis, Eric (Jeanmarie) Curran, and Cavan Curran. 33 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, siblings; Kaye Joseph Curran, Al (Estela) Perry and Mary Irving; Aunt Christine Newcombe; mother of his children, Paige Curran, and many friends. Preceded in death by parents; Rowland and Leona Perry, nephew, Joseph Rowland Curran. Special thanks to Genesys Hospice Staff.