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Kay Curtis (Curt) Farnsworth


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Kay Curtis (Curt) Farnsworth Obituary
Kay Curtis (Curt) Farnsworth
Apr. 5, 1924 ~ Jul. 24, 2014
Resident of Moraga, CA
Curt Farnsworth passed away on July 24, 2014 at the age of 90, at home in Moraga, CA. Curt was born in Claremont, New Hampshire on April 5, 1924 to Eben and Nellie Farnsworth. Shortly after graduating from Stevens High School in 1941 he joined the Navy and served in various places in the Pacific Theatre and piloted LST's down the Mississippi River.
Curt attended Syracuse University in New York and was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. After graduating with a degree in Business he eventually accepted a job offer to move west to Seattle where he met and married Jean his wife of 55 years. They soon moved to Los Angeles area then to the Bay Area finally settling in Moraga where they lived for 47 years before Jean died in 2010.
Curt and Jean traveled the world visiting over 40 countries. Many of these trips included playing golf with various friends and this catered to his love of that sport amongst many others. When he couldn't participated in sports anymore he was content to watch them on TV while looking at his stamp collection.
Curt is survived by his daughter Lisa Frye of San Jose, CA and grandchildren Sarah of Austin, TX, Jay and Laura of Boulder, CO from their son James who died in an airplane crash in 1997.
A gathering will be held in Curt's honor at a later date. For further information please contact the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the .
Published in Contra Costa Times on Aug. 16, 2014
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