Sylvia Curran


Sylvia Curran, age 94 of Tuscarawas, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Hennis Care Centre at Bolivar, following a period of declining health.

Born in Uhrichsville, Sylvia was the daughter of the late Pete and Francis Endrizzi Cattani and a graduate from Uhrichsville High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, special family get-togethers, and reading and watching the Cleveland Indians.

Sylvia was a devoted member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Tuscarawas and a member of the PUSH Ladies. She was awarded the Solo Pro Deo Award in appreciation for her services to the church.

Sylvia is survived by two daughters, Sandra Rankin of Canton and Chris Collins of Palm Harbor, Florida; a son, Gregory Curran of Oviedo, Florida; a sister, Irene Walker of Columbus; a brother, Ernest Cattani of Tuscarawas; seven grandchildren, Michele (Ryan) Maple of Canton, David (Lee) Rankin of Leesburg, Virginia, Chad (Venessa) Rankin of Cedar Park, Texas, and Shannon Curran, Shelby Curran, Brianna Collins and Jimmy Collins, all of Florida; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Curran; three sisters, Alice Cattani, Anna Poletti and Clara Schwendiman; and a brother, Gilbert Cattani.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 12 from 4-7 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home and Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. in St. James Lutheran Church at Tuscarawas with Rev. A. Wallace Anderson officiating. Burial will be in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery at Tuscarawas.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of the Hennis Care Centre Garden Section for their kind and compassionate care and also requests memorial contributions be made in Sylvia’s memory to St. James Lutheran Church, 215 Church St., P.O. Box 336, Tuscarawas, OH 44682.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Sylvia by visiting the funeral home’s website at

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