John Thomas Curtin was born on August 24, 1921, in Buffalo, New York and died on April 14, 2017.
He was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.
He was in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Curtin flew 35 combat missions during the war and survived a crash landing over the Pacific.
Curtin received a B.S. from Canisius College in 1946 and an LL.B. from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1949.
Curtin was in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1952 to 1954.
He was in private practice in Buffalo from 1949 to 1961, and was then the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York from 1961 to 1967.
John was survived by his wife, Janet Good, whom he married in 1952, as well as seven children
John Thomas Curtin passed away at 95 years old.