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Clarence S. Curtis

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- Clarence S. Curtis, 89, of Water Street and formerly a long-time resident of Arlington, Vt., passed away at the Glens Falls Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003.

Mr. Curtis was born on May 6, 1914 in Bennington, Vt., and was the son of Clarence D. and Elizabeth (Scott) Curtis.

Mr. Curtis was a resident of Arlington until 1997, when he moved to Glens Falls with his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. He was a graduate of Bennington High School and attended the University of Alabama where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. In high school, he played basketball, football, tennis and ran track.

He was a former supervisor of shipping and receiving at Mack Molding Co. in Arlington for more than 30 years, retiring in 1979.

Mr. Curtis was elected to the Arlington Select Board in 1979. He was board chairman for 16 years.

He enjoyed golf and bowling, until a bad back curtailed those activities.

Mr. Curtis served in Germany during World War II with the Army’s 8th Armored Division. He was an ammunition NCO. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and formerly of the American Legion.

He married the former Ruth L. Webb on Jan. 9, 1943 in East Arlington, Vt. Mrs. Curtis passed away in 1996.

Mr. Curtis is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Connie of Sunderland, Vt., and Robert and Lisa of Glens Falls; he has five grandchildren, Andrew Curtis, Bonnie Curtis, Christopher Curtis, Sarah Curtis and Julie (Curtis) Volvic. There are two great-grandchildren, Zachary Curtis and Olivia Curtis; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Federated Church of East Arlington, with the Rev. Thomas Truscott officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Members of the American Legion Post 69 of Arlignton are asked to meet at the Arlington Chapel on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. to conduct service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorials to the High Peaks Hospice, Inc., in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 20, 2003
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