1955 – 2016

FARMINGTON — Jack R. Curtiss, 60, who entered this world too early on March 4, 1955, also took leave of this world too early on Monday, Feb. 1, following a courageous life journey.

A graduate of Mt. Blue High School, Class of ’73, Jack held a variety of jobs in both retail management (Sampson’s Supermarket, Mammoth Mart, King’s Department Store) and construction (D.L. Punch, Bancroft).

He studied computer science at the former Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute and returned to the workforce at ICT in Wilton and later Hudson RPM, where he served as assistant supervisor, until becoming disabled in 2011.

Although Jack had many work accomplishments (particularly in the construction field where the works of him and his crew mates still exist), he always felt that his greatest joy and accomplishment was being a dad and a “Bampa.”

Jack will be remembered as a man of few words. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. His hobbies were collecting coins and playing World of Warcraft.

He is loved by his high school sweetheart and wife, Patricia (Robbins), of East Dixfield, whom he married on June 21, 1975, at his family’s home on the shores of Wilson Lake; their daughter, Jessica Nichols and her husband, Tony, and their daughter, Natasha Nichols, all of Strong; siblings, Jim Curtiss and his wife, Ellen, of New Sharon, Jon Curtiss of Livermore, Joy Toothaker and her husband, Ken, of Dryden, and Jay Curtiss of Lewiston; several nieces and nephews; and his best buddy who always rode shotgun, Bella Cinderella.

He was predeceased by his loving parents, James and Jacquelyn (Wright) Curtiss.

Jack and his family would like to thank Dr. Emmons, the wonderful ladies at the FMH oncology department, the awesome team from AHCH, as well as the compassionate staff at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center.

Tributes and condolences may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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