Curtis was to me an inspiration. I will miss him dearly...
I worked with Curtis on efforts to strengthen fundraising for the actuarial program. He was kind, conscientious, and funny. And his tireless efforts on behalf of the actuarial program and its students were a model for other U-M faculty. We in the LSA Development community will miss him.
I posted his obit to the LinkedIn UM actuarial page and several people wrote into to express their condolences.
This from Elisa Brown
Associate Actuary at Allstate
Professor Huntington was a wonderful teacher and leader within the actuarial community. I am very grateful that he exposed me to the profession, and he even paid for my first actuarial exam. My heart goes out to his family.
From Alan Finkelstein
AVP & Actuary at ACE USA
Although I graduated from Michigan in 1977 (back in the era of Cecil Nesbitt) I had the good fortune to meet Curtis at a Society of Actuaries meeting. Upon the occasion of my 30th anniversary as an alumnus in 2007, I contacted Curtis and asked if I could speak to the students about my experiences as an actuary and answer any questions they might have. He agreed, but sent his regrets that he would be attending meetings in Dublin, Ireland the weekend of my homecoming. The presentation was well received by his students. I had several follow-up conversations with Curtis at subsequent SOA meetings, mainly on the topic of professionalism, which he was very much involved in.
It will be very difficult to find someone to fill his shoes, but at least I can say his presence at the University of Michigan helped maintain the prestige that we have enjoyed for so long.
From Michael Frank
President, Aquarius Capital
Sad news. Curtis did a lot for the profession as well as the University. He will be missed by many of us. Society of Actuaries posted the following announcement on Curtis. http://www.soa.org/About/Membership/2013-deceased-huntington.aspx
Curtis' influence on me was profound. His kindness, and his sense of humor will be greatly missed. His travels are legendary and his presence as a result was quantum-like. Above all, he was a very generous person who worked exceedingly hard. I will miss him sorely.