Marvin Douglas Curtis, 90, passed away quietly on April 30, 2014, at Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton, Pa.
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Born March 17, 1924, in Sterling, Pa., he was the son of the late Francis Henry Curtis Jr. and Letha (Crossman) Curtis. Marvin attended Sterling schools, and graduated from Greene-Dreher High School in 1942. He was a lifelong member of the Sterling United Methodist Church. Marvin served in Civilian Public Service during World War II in Grottoes, Va.; Norristown, Pa.; and Akron, Pa. He later completed a two-year Bible course at Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Va.
Marvin was involved in dairy farming for much of his life. After selling his herd in the 1970s, he worked for Jack Ziegler Well Drilling in Sterling and Antidormi's Farm Stand in Lake Ariel. He made maple syrup for many years, and was a member of the Northeastern (PA) Maple Producers Association.
Marvin is remembered for his strong opinions on religion, politics and economics, his unique solutions to mechanical problems, his hard work and his love of animals.
He is survived by three brothers, Ralph, Sterling; Francis, Sterling; and Carroll, Harrisburg; a sister, Bernice Dolan, Muncy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Eugene (1931), Donald (1966), Evelyn (1970) and Samuel (2014).
A memorial service will be held today, May 6, at noon at the Sterling United Methodist Church.
Published in Scranton Times on May 6, 2014