Curcio named distinguished citizen

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:44

Sparta — The Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America will be honoring William P. Curcio of Sparta with the Distinguished Citizen Award on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Perona Farms in Andover. According to the council, the award is made to a citizen for serving as an exemplary role model for youth in the area. Curcio is a man who lives by the Scout Oath and Law and who by his examples and deeds, works to improve the opportunities and quality of life in Sussex County. Curcio said that he was “very honored to be selected by Patriots’ Path Council for the Distinguished Citizen Award. Sussex County has been home for me and my family for almost four decades and we are pleased to assist in improving the well-being of our home county. It is truly humbling to be included in the long list of involved and dedicated individuals who have been the past recipients of this prestigious award.” Curcio is the executive vice president of Eastern Propane Corp and has been active in many civic and charitable organizations. He is presently the chair of the State of New Jersey Liquefied Petroleum Education and Safety Board, director of the New Jersey Propane Gas Association, board member of the Employer Association of New Jersey and Committee Member of the Sussex County’s Walk for the Cure, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The past chair of the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce, Curcio also chaired the Sussex County United Way and the Sussex County Rail Task Force. He is the past president of the New Jersey Propane Gas Association, the Sparta Chapter of UNICO National and the Sparta Jaycees. He also served as vice president of the Community Builders Association. He has served on the Board of Trustees, Sussex County Community College, the Sparta Township Board of Education, the Sparta Little League Board and was the founder of the Sussex County Junior American Legion Baseball Program. Curcio was a First Class Scout and volunteer leader for Troop 50 in Pen Argyl, Pa. He earned the Ad Altare Dei Award and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, Apace Lodge. He received his bachelors degree from DeSales University and his masters degree from Lehigh University with post graduate education at Oxford University, College of Petroleum, MIT Alfred P. Sloan School of Business and University of Wisconsin School of Business. He resides in Sparta with his wife Marion and has two children, Marisa Daggett of Sparta (two grandchildren Alexa and Joseph) and Christopher of New York City. For more information about the awards dinner being held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Volz, development director at 973-765-9322, ext. 249 or