Philip Curcura

Obituary of Philip Curcura

Curcura, Philip A., age 75 of Wyckoff and Juno Beach, FL, formerly of Franklin Lakes died Friday, June 1, 2018.  Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY Phil brought his young family to Wayne, NJ where they resided until the late 80’s. He was then a resident of Franklin Lakes before moving to Wyckoff in 2003.  Phil was an innovator and pioneer in the pharmaceutical marketing industry building his own successful company and creating a unique forum which later became a standard in the industry.  He was a recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year award in 1988 and was highly respected amongst his peers.

Surviving are his devoted sons, Chris and his wife Alison, and Brian and his wife Debra. Phil also leaves his 3 adoring grandchildren, Jenna, Chris and Andrew, and his sister Donna and her husband John Ottomanelli.

The Curcura family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. A funeral service will be held on Thursday 10:30 am at the funeral home, followed by entombment in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Tribute Program:, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc (RBARI): 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436.