ARTHUR L. CURTIS
Arthur L. Curtis, 60, passed away Oct. 5, 2012, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, with his wife and loving family by his side. He was born March 21, 1952, in Lewiston, Maine, to the late Ervil and Ruth (Bennett) Curtis.
Arthur grew up in the Stoneham and Bethel area where he followed his mother Ruth’s teaching career. During his High School years his family relocated to Norridgewock, Maine, where he graduated from Skowhegan High School. He enjoyed working in the woods with his father Ervil and brother Henry, and then later purchasing a skidder to run with his brother. Arthur was always a woodsman working for himself and in future years for other companies where he ended his journey driving a truck. He took great pride in teaching his son Nick how to operate a skidder and showing him the trade. Furthermore, Arthur enjoyed his time spent with his other son, Jason, in the woods working for A.S. & C.B. Gould and Scott Lambert.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, attending horse pulls, and participating in the Lumber Jack Competitions at the Skowhegan Log Days where he won the Pulp Toss. The greatest times in Arthur’s life were spending 22 years of marriage with his beautiful wife, Joyce E. Curtis, hunting with his sons and friends, and spending time with his family and his precious grandchildren.
Arthur was a special man who had a heart of gold and smile for everyone that he met. He leaves behind powerful memories that his friends and family will cherish for years to come.
His family would like to thank the incredible ICU staff at CMMC for making Arthur’s last days on earth as comfortable as they could be. Although Arthur has left this earth his spirit still lives on in those fortunate to be blessed with the opportunity to have encountered his beautiful soul.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Jason Curtis and wife Shannon and children Drake and Sydney; son, Robert Gilman and daughter Taylor; son, Nick Gilman and wife Keri and daughter Marina; son, Andy Curtis, daughter Michelle Curtis and her children Cody, Lexigh, Brad-lee, Andrew and Timmy; sister, Linda Westleigh; and sister, Nadine Hughes with her husband David. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother; his sister, Donna Gray of Vasselboro; and a special brother-in-law, Reggie Westleigh.
There will be a welcoming hour from 12 to 1 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 1 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2012 at the Federated Church in Skowhegan. A graveside service will follow at Eastside Cemetery on the Oak Pond Road. Following the graveside service, family and friends are invited to meet at Tewksbury Hall behind the Federated Church for a reception to reminisce Arthur’s life.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donation in Arthur's memory to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2208, Augusta, Maine 04330.