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David “Dave” Michael Cureton of Ellicott City passed away on Saturday April 13th.
Dave was born on July 9, 1950 in Columbia, South Carolina to Jan and Everard Cureton. Dave attended the University of Wisconsin Stout and graduated with a BS in Industrial Engineering. He met his wife Pam during his senior year and were married March 15th 1975 in Greendale, WI. They moved to Waterloo, IA where they spent their first few years of married bliss before having their 2 children. Eric David Cureton was born on September 8, 1980 and Kelly Lynn Cureton was born on August 12, 1983. Shortly after Kelly’s arrival the family moved to Durham, NC where Dave earned his MBA from Duke University after attending Duke’s night school program for two years in addition to working his full-time job.
The family eventually landed in Ellicott City, Maryland where Dave and Pam spent the last 25 years. While he came to Maryland working as a plant manager for a local manufacturing company, he decided he needed a change. He started working for MetLife, where he met the man who would become his business partner, Richard Dix. They celebrated their 10-year milestone as “S2 Financial Partners” in 2018 also adding on a new partner Drew Gress. Dave was still working hard for his clients up until his death.
Dave loved anything car or racing related and he loved to build hotrods and tinker in his garage. Dave coached soccer for many years and played himself until retiring the soccer ball when he turned 60 (scoring a goal during that last season). He loved playing guitar, biking adventures with his wife, going to sporting events with his daughter, and the shooting range with his son. Dave loved his husky Bella and his cat Ally who he spoiled tremendously. Dave had the right tool for any job that a neighbor may need and they knew they could call on him.
Dave is survived by his wife Pamela; son Eric Cureton (Alison), daughter Kelly; sisters Anne Hawkins and Dyan Kriener; brothers-in-laws George (Donna) Last and Gary Last; nieces and nephews Alexandra De Mont, Kevin and Brian Kriener, Christy Bauer, Amy Boyd, Nicholas (Shannon) Last, and Caitlin (Michael) Shackelford.
Visitation will be on Saturday April 27th from 1-3pm with the memorial starting at 3pm at Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043. A celebration of life to follow memorial service.
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