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June 22, 2014
William J. Curtier, 93, of Pottsville, died Sunday at York Terrace Golden Living Center, Pottsville, where he had resided since February.
Born in Pottsville, April 1, 1921, he was a son of the late William and Beatrice Daubert Curtier.
William retired from Hollow Metal Specialties, Hazleton, and, prior to that, was employed by Aetna Steel.
He proudly served his country serving in the Army during World War II.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pottsville; a life member and the oldest member of Hu-mane Hose Company, Pottsville, and a member of the AMVETS, Pottsville and American Legion, Minersville.
William was an avid bowler, having traveled throughout the state and country to attend various bowling conventions.
William was preceded in death by the love of his life, the former Jean M. Hulet Curtier, in 1996; daughter, Marilyn J., in 1946; son, Keith W. Curtier, in 1999; and brother, Harold, in 1999.
Surviving are a daughter, Karen L. Mitchell and her husband, Frank, Pottsville; daughter-in-law, Ruth Curtier Sweeney, Washington Crossing; godson and nephew, President Judge William E. Baldwin and his wife, Patricia, Pottsville; sister, Beatrice Kleman, New Port Richey, Fla.; brother-in-law, Jack Hulet and his wife, Jean, Maryland; sister-in-law, Janet Curtier, Pottsville; grandchildren, Diana White and her husband, Will, Biglerville, and Kevin Curtier and his wife, Amber, Warminster; stepgrandchildren, Scott Mitchell and his wife, Kim, Pottsville, and Denise Carl, Orwigsburg; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Katherine White, Mason, Reed and Ashlyn Curtier and David Mitchell; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, Sixth and West Market streets, Pottsville, with the Rev. Bradley Schutt officiating. Family and friends are invited to call from 8 a.m. Thursday until the time of services. Interment with military honors will be take place at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. The family would prefer contributions be made in memory of Bill to the Humane Hose Company, 200 Humane Ave., Pottsville, PA 17901 or First United Methodist Church, 330 W. Market St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, Pottsville, has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit www.SchlitzerAllenPugh.com to leave a condolence for the Curtier family.
Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home
6th & West Market Sts. Pottsville, PA 17901
Published in Republican & Herald from June 23 to June 24, 2014