Division #1 in Auburn Holds Officer Installation Ceremony



On an unseasonably balmy January night in Auburn, State President Tim McSweeney installed officers the John F. Kennedy Division #1 of Cayuga County. President McSweeney was assisted by State Secretary Tom Lambert, State District #3 Director Tim Kirwan, National Director Liam McNabb. They were joined by many honored guests including Past State Presidents Jim Burke and Mike McNabb, Past National President Ed Wallace and the legendary National Secretary Emeritus Tom McNabb. Bob Oliver took the helm as Division President and Denise Sodus was installed as the Ladies Division President.

AOH Mourns Passing of Auburn Division President

Doug_McCurdyWilliam “Doug” McCurdy, 75, of Cato, passed away Friday July 29, 2016.  Doug is remembered as the President of AOH JFK Division 1 in Auburn, as well as the past District 3 Director of the NYS AOH.  Doug passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born in Batavia, NY, the son of the late George and Gladys Weed McCurdy. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport and received his graduate degree from Buffalo State and Syracuse University.

Doug lived his life fully with laughter and joy. His blessings will be missed at all family occasions. Professionally, Doug was employed as a mathematics teacher at Fayetteville Manlius School District’s Wellwood Middle School for over 30 years. After retiring from FM, Doug taught math at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus for 20 years. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Auburn. His proudest role, besides being husband and father was his post as President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians JFK Division 1 in Auburn, as well as the past District 3 Director of the NYS AOH.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Patricia Clare McCurdy, a son Michael D McCurdy (Peggy) of Barre, Vermont, and two daughters, Christine McCurdy of Union Springs and Margaret (Anthony DiNicola) McCurdy of Derby, NY, a brother, David (Liz) McCurdy of Batavia, two sisters, Gloria Olmsted of Buffalo, and Dorothy Spear of Glenfield, four grandchildren, Sarena, Maeve, Marta, and Rowan, as well as numerous neices and nephews.

Calling hours will take place Tuesday, August 02, from 2:00-7:00 at the McCurdy’s home at 2503 West Mechanic Street, Cato , NY. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Church, Jordan, NY. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to CIMVAC of Cato, 2496 W Main St, Cato, NY 13033, and the Golisanos Children’s Hospital , 1 Children’s Cir , Syracuse, NY 13210, University Hospital, E Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210. Arrangements are in care of the Keysor-Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Cato.