John William McCurdy, 74, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. He was born July 5, 1938 in Oskaloosa, Iowa to C. Elizabeth and W.E. (Red) McCurdy. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School and then William Penn University in Oskaloosa. John completed his Master's Degree from University of Montevallo in Alabama.