Earl Leo McCurdy Jr., born Sept. 30, 1935, in Titusville, Penn., passed away March 25, 2008, in Crescent City.

He moved to Del Norte County from the San Joaquin Valley three years ago. He loved to fish on the Smith River and the thrill of his life was hooking a salmon.

He is survived by his wife Patsy McCurdy of Crescent City; children Jerry of Pennsylvania, Teri of Bakersfield, Jon, Earl III and Michelle of Taft; siblings Mary Smith and Janet Phyllis of Titusville and Jim McCurdy of Frankin, Penn.; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Effie McCurdy, brother Robert McCurdy, daughter Vennie Oaks and sister Nancy Proper.

Interment and graveside services will take place at the West Side Cemetery in Taft at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.