Paul Curd, 58, a retired army captain who later worked as a cost and management analyst at the Pentagon, died of cancer Saturday at Walter Reed Army Hospital.

Mr. Curd was born in Tennessee and reared in Fernwood, Idaho. He enlisted in the Army in 1940, and later received a commission before retiring with the rank of captain in 1960.

During his years in the army he served in Korea, Okinawa, and the Philippines. He was in Hawaii during World War II, and was in the adjutant general's office in Germany at the time he retired.

Mr. Curd joined the Pentagon as a civilian employe in 1961, working first as a cost analyst in the office of the comptroller, and during the 1970s as a management analyst in the office of the Inspector General before retiring a second time in April.

He received the Pace Award in 1967 for his significant contributions to the army.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the home in Falls Church; his mother, Maude Curd, of Fernwood, and a sister, Ora Fleck, of Pennsylvania.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.