Obituary: Mark Raymond Currier
Husband, actor, accountant, sports fan, Christian
Mark Raymond Currier of Claremont died peacefully in his sleep on September 27 at the age of 72. Mark was a certified public accountant who was a partner at White Nelson, LLP, and then headed his own firm for 30 years.
He was a loyal member of his Christian men’s group and he enjoyed going to church every Sunday. He regarded the members as his “Christian brothers.” He especially enjoyed listening to sermons delivered by Pastor John Bocanegra.
He displayed his lighter side when treading the footlights in Claremont and San Dimas, where he appeared in several Karousel Kids, Inc. productions at Garrison Theater and Bonita Center of the Arts that were directed and produced by his wife, Alisa Allen Currier.
He possessed a strong ability to create unique character voices, as was seen when he portrayed the gatekeeper in “The Wizard of Oz” and FDR in the musical “Annie.” His interactions with the young thespians brought him great joy.
A fervent fan of baseball, he looked forward to attending Los Angeles Dodgers games. He would don his Dodgers cap and shirt and excitedly cheer on his favorite team. He also was a stalwart USC Trojans fan.
His love of others was especially seen in the strong bond that he shared with his mother-in-law, Dixie Allen. On her 90th birthday, he took her on a surprise birthday outing to Disneyland where he wheeled her around the park, pointing out all of the fun rides. He helped her onto the Jungle Cruise, as well as her favorite attraction, It’s A Small World. Dixie relished his kindness and remembered this special event up to her last day on earth.
He is survived by Alisa Allen Currier, Allen Austin Allen, and Zoe Allen.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 18 at Todd Memorial Chapel, 570 North Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767. The viewing will take place at 5 p.m., followed by services at 6:30. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 19 at Bellevue Memorial Park, 1240 West G Street, Ontario, CA 91762.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in honor of Mark Currier be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation at https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate.