Dennis Curasi, 67, Brookings, died Aug. 11, 2001, in Crescent City of emphysema.

He was born June 29, 1934, in Pasaic, N.J., to Marian and Anthony Curasi.

He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and married Shirley Curasi May 27, 1973, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Mr. Curasi served in the Air Force.

He is survived by his wife; son, Jason Curasi; and daughter, Amber Curasi.

Informal services will be today (Aug. 18) at 3 p.m. at Whaleshead Beach.