MARY ANN CURETON
WOOSTER – Mary Ann Cureton of Wooster, Ohio died at home on December 17.
She was born to Anna Lee MacLachlan and John Bernard Pakosh in Washington,D.C. on October 29, 1937. She graduated from Maryville College in Tennessee andfrom Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey in both education and theology.
For several years, Mary taught seniors at Washington-Lee High School inArlington, Virginia. She was a director of Christian education in Charlottesville,Virginia and in Cranbury and Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Later she served asassociate director of student program at The Juilliard School in New York City, as amember of the staff of The Metropolitan Opera, and as program director of theOcean Grove Camp Meeting Association (Chautauqua) in New Jersey.
Throughout her life, Mary had a keen interest in children and young people,especially in teaching and counseling. With her husband, she served for severalyears as a regional coordinator of the International Christian Youth Exchange.Mary’s involvement in the lives of her children and grandchildren gave her greatjoy. Her love of music and her many friendships across the years were sources ofabundant pleasure.
Mary is survived by her husband, Charles L. Cureton; by two children, Rebecca(John) Schmidt of Wooster and Stephen (Dawn) Cureton of Catawissa Township,Pennsylvania; and by two grandchildren, Brianna and John Paul Schmidt, both ofWooster.
A service of thanksgiving and witness to the resurrection will be held at the FirstPresbyterian Church of Wooster on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 11 a.m., with aluncheon reception to follow.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to The Ohio Light Opera, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to The Ohio Light Opera, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
A service of thanksgiving and witness to the resurrection will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 11 a.m., with aluncheon reception to follow.