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Heritage Who's Who

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18 March

The Heritage Who’s Who Recognizes Tracy H. and Sharon McCurdy

Omaha, Nebraska HWW/ Press/March 18, 2015 –Tracy H. McCurdy, Manager, with Jewish Funeral Home, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming 2015 edition of The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who.

The accomplishments and achievements attained by Mr. Tracy H. McCurdy in the field of Funeral Home Services with the Jewish Funeral Home warrants inclusion into The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who.  Mr. McCurdy’s parents raised him and his three brothers on a dairy farm in Cabool, MO. His family left the area when he was fifteen years old after fire destroyed their home.  He chose toTracy H. McCurdy #4042 remain and was basically on his own from that point forward.  He went on to letter in track all four years of his high school experience, was a member of the C club, class president in 1956 on the student council in his senior year and earned a track scholarship to Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield, MO. Track continued to hold Mr. McCurdy’s interest as he competed in the Kansas/Drake relays and the Texas relays where he competed against Tommy Morrow, who by the way, went on to compete in the Olympics and who won the Heisman Trophy for football in 1959 .  In Dallas, TX, his interests navigated to Mortuary School whereupon completion he graduate in the top 5% of his class.  It was his good fortune to have had the opportunity to be a part of Stine and Mc Clure Funeral Home in Kansas City, MO, to serve prominent families such as Hershey Chocolate, Eastman Kodak and families of Spencer Chemical in this very elite setting.  Mr. McCurdy’s introduction to the Jewish faith began in 1972 when he was hired by Harry Sidman, president at that time of the Jewish Funeral Home.  A fast and lasting friendship of mutual respect developed between us.  Through the years, Mr. McCurdy embraced the traditions of the Jewish community and was honored during his career to conduct the funeral for Rose Blumkin, a long time resident and business woman in Nebraska.  His introduction of Warren Buffet to his son holds fond memories for him, as his son shook the hand of the man who has employed him these many years, at Bershire Hathoway.  Mr. McCurdy and his wife, Sharon, started the McCurdy Funeral Home in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1975.  Sharon was the office manager and in charge of collections.  She was the big reason the business grew to 300 funerals when they sold their funeral home in 2005.  Mr. McCurdy’s belief in the principle of “give and is shall be given unto you” has proven itself in countless ways to him and his family.  He thanks the Lord for His provisions these many years, and he sincerely thanks the family of Beth Israel Synagogue for nominating him to The Heritage of Who’s Who.  Mr. McCurdy is a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, helping disabled children since 1957, the Kiwanis Club for over 35 years, Gideon’s, Past Commander of Ivanhoe No. #17, and Past High Priest of Star Chapter #47. Tracy and his wife Sharon, have been on the Board and trustees for the Salem Methodist Church. They have been awarded the Diamond Metal Medallion Award for helping crippled children in Shriner’s hospital, appointed to Van-Tangier Shrine Award for 2014 and received the Zeller Award from the downtown Kiwanis Club in 2014 for “oustanding contribution to the community.”

The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who™, a New York based biographical publication, selects and distinguishes individuals throughout North America who have attained a recognizable degree of success in their field of endeavor and thereby contributing to the growth their industry.

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