Tim Curley has Lung Cancer
The ongoing series of events here at Penn State took yet another turn this afternoon with the revelation that athletic director Tim Curley ’76, ’78g, currently on administrative leave, has lung cancer.
The Harrisburg Patriot-News has the story here. Tim’s wife, Melinda ’77, made a statement to that paper confirming that he had part of a lung removed in 2010. “This is a personal and private matter that has affected our family since June 2010,” the statement said. “He has not required chemotherapy or radiation, however, doctors continue to monitor his condition.”
Melinda Curley’s statement also said: “During this difficult time, Tim did not want his health to be a distraction and has been dealing with this privately.”
Former football coach Joe Paterno also has been fighting what his family calls a treatable form of lung cancer that was diagnosed in November.
Lung cancer is a tough one. Our best wishes to both Tim and Joe.
Tina Hay, editor