Arthur Curley Jr., Cape Region musician

September 23, 2013
Art Curley

Arthur Joseph Curley Jr., 90, of Lewes, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. He was born May 17, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Arthur J. Sr. and Sarah (Prince) Curley.

Mr. Curley graduated from Dover High School and went on to receive his associate degree from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington. He began his broadcasting career in Fayetteville, N.C., but was most well known for his big band radio broadcasts over the Delmarva Peninsula.

Art delighted locals for many years with his Art Curley Trio where he played clarinet and sax. He enjoyed broadcasting for WILM, WPEN WTOP and WGMD where he retired. His many hobbies included volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Beebe Medical Center and the At Hoc Readers Theater of Georgetown.

Mr. Curley is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Nancy Keen Curley; a stepson, Patrick Curley and wife Tami of Reno, Nev.; three daughters, Cindi Woolard and husband John of Raleigh, N.C., Claudia VanHook and husband David of Wake Forest, N.C., and Mary Brannan and husband Russell of New London, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m., at Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Hwy., Lewes, where friends may visit one hour prior to services. Interment will follow in the adjoining churchyard.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Curley's memory may be made to Meals on Wheels, 32409 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.