John W. Curtis, Sr. (Jack), 75, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sunday, December 30, 2012. He was born in Kendall, NY, the son of James and Mabel Curtis and has been a lifetime resident of this area.
He was an electrician at SUNY Brockport until his retirement in 1995 and also a self-employed electrician. He was a past Chief and lifetime member of the Morton Fire Company and also a member of the Orleans County Fire Police Association, Monroe County Fire Police Association and NYS Fire Police Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed doing electrical work and just being a Grampa.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie (Colucci) of 53 years; four children, John, Jr. (Cindy), Debbie (Terry) Rockow, Chris (Matt) Ashmore of Morton and Fred of New Mexico; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, George (Kay), Neil (Ellie) Curtis; Sister, Vi Merritt; special companion, Mischief; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Curtis, Lydia Fallato, Diane (Chris) Colucci; brother-in-law, Ralph (Diane) Colucci; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, January 3rd from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home, 39 Geddes Street, Holley, NY. Services will be on Friday at 1PM at The Morton Baptist Church. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hamlin Ambulance and Morton Fire Company.
An online guestbook is available at merrillgrinnell.com.