On September 23, 2007, JAMES WILLIAM CURRIE, age 85, passed away at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care, from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Roopville, Georgia on January 6, 1922, he was the son of the late James Hardy and Viva (Cockrell) Currie of Anniston, Alabama. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in engineering in 1945. During his 40-year career with Westinghouse Corporation, he was Director of the Center for Advanced Studies and Analysis in Falls Church, Virginia; Manager of the Operations and Support Division of Tethered Communications (TCOM), both subsidiaries of Westinghouse; and Program Manager with Westinghouse Airship Industries before retiring in 1988. His survivors include his wife of 61 years, Billie (Conolley) Currie, his daughter, Amanda Currie Robinson, his son, James William Currie Jr. and wife Anne (Thompson), and his four grandchildren, Anthony, Madeline, Elizabeth, and Katherine. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Currie's memory to the National Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL. 60601-7633, http://www.alz.org.
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