Tributes for

Currier, Richard

Currier, Richard previous resident of San Jose
passed away the evening of July 18, 2011, from complications of surgery. His loving wife and close friends were by his side.
Dick was born in Los Angeles on May 20, 1942, and grew up in San Jose. He attended Del Mar High School, where he played tight end for future National Football League coach Dick Vermeil. He graduated in 1960, and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in radio and television communication from San Jose State University.
In his senior year of college, Dick served an internship in the news department of San Jose's ABC television affiliate KNTV. After completing his degree he was hired by the station as a reporter. He moved on to serve as anchorman and reporter at KOLO in Reno, then held a reporting position at KXTV, Sacramento.
In 1970, Dick returned to San Jose, where he became KNTV News Director. A few months later he joined NBC affiliate KRON, where he was primary South Bay reporter. In 1989, he left broadcasting for the position of community relations manager at IBM Corporation. After 17 years and a move back to Reno, Dick retired from IBM.
Dick leaves behind his cherished wife Sue and beloved dog Daisy as well as an extended family and countless devoted friends. To say he will be missed does not begin to describe our loss. Now and forever we will remain grateful for his sense of humor, kind heart, big bear hugs and all our many joyful memories.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the ICU staff and doctors of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center for their care and compassion during Dick's stay there.
To honor Dick's great love of animals, memorials in his name will be welcomed at Pet Network, 401 Village Boulevard, Incline Village, NV 89451. On-line contact,