Thomas Daniel Curnyn was born June 25, 1955, the oldest of six children born to Joseph and Marilyn Curnyn. He passed away at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the age of sixty-three.
Tom was born in Denison, Iowa, and was baptized and confirmed at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. He received his early education at St. Rose and graduated from Denison High School with the Class of 1973.
Upon completion of high school, Tom worked road construction for a couple of years and then relocated to Tucson, Arizona where he purchased the home his mother was raised in. It was while living in Tucson that Tom began his career in the beverage industry. He worked at The Oxbow for several years before returning to Denison, where he became the manager of the North Main Tap. In 1979, Tom started his own bar naming it The Pub, which became a favorite establishment to many. In 1983, Tom sold his business and along with his parents, JP and Marilyn, purchased the 54 Addition and renamed it Pastimes. In 1996, shortly after Joe's passing, Tom and Marilyn sold the business.
In March of 1996, Tom was united in marriage to Mary Larson. To this union, one son, Elliott Daniel Curnyn, was born. Shortly after Elliott's birth, Tom was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
Prior to his illness, Tom loved to ride his Harley-Davidson and enjoyed attending the Sturgis Rally. He will be remembered as a man with a heart of gold who would help anyone out.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Marilyn. He is survived by his son, Elliott; and five siblings: Mike; Mary; Pat and his wife, Melinda; Colleen and her husband, Rod; and Tim and his wife, Rebecca; along with several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.