ALAN W. CURTIS
Alan W. “Dr. Bones” Curtis, 63, of Rindge, N.H., passed away July 30, peacefully at his home while surrounded by his family and their loving care.
Alan was born on Sept. 13, 1948 in Berlin, N.H., son of the late Arthur and Edna (McMillin) Curtis. He was a 1967 graduate of Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, and attended Thomas College in Waterville, Maine before beginning his family and his career.
Alan started out as a Road Salesman for Bill’s Tire, before moving on to Noyes Tire and Stratham Tire. He eventually changed his career focus and started selling commercial trucks with Manchester Mack which became McDevitt Truck Sales in Manchester, N.H. Alan had earned the distinction of Salesman of the Year both regionally and nationally, numerous times. He moved to Rindge and began working at State Line Truck Service in Fitzwilliam for several years before leaving to begin his own business. With very little capitol, but with many personal friends and business associates, Alan founded Granite State Truck & Parts in Rindge, NH. Alan's business changed names several times and grew by leaps and bounds. Along the way he acquired a business partner, Bruce Knight of Fitzwilliam, N.H., and they founded what is now known as Global Truck Traders in Winchester, N.H. Global Truck Traders deals with used Mack trucks and parts and has customers from all over the U.S. and abroad. Alan was very dedicated to the company; his business partner and employees were vitally important to him.
He was very actively involved with his church and the communities he resided in, and whenever possible, he loved a good game of golf with his friends and his grandson especially.
Alan was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ann M. (Weinheimer) Curtis; his daughter, Shannon Tarbox, her husband Roy, and their son, Alan’s grandson, Kyle A. Curtis, all of Rindge, N.H.; three step-granddaughters, his sister, Claudia Casey of Farmington, Maine; nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.
At Alan’s request, there will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Hillside Cemetery on Goddard Road in Rindge, N.H. Rev. Benjamin Swan will officiate.
A Celebration of Alan’s Life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at the Monadnock Full Gospel Church, 457 Middle Winchendon Road, Rindge, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Alan’s name to the Monadnock Full Gospel Church, 457 Middle Winchendon Road, Rindge, NH 03461, or to the Cheshire Medical Center’s Colorectal Screening Program, 580 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431.
To share a condolence or memory with Alan’s family, please visit his online memorial at www.cournoyerfh.com.