BUFFALO, NY Curtis Calhoun was the second of six children born to the late George and Julia Calhoun. He was born in York on July 28, 1931, and entered into rest on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Curtis attended Hannah Penn High School in York and, upon graduating, enlisted in the United States Army. He served from 1953 through 1955, including during the Korean War. He earned the nickname "Pusan." After completing his military service, Curtis relocated to Buffalo, New York where he met and married Ms. Doris Nelson on March 28, 1958. Together they were blessed with two children, Nancy and Calvin. Curtis became employed with General Motors Corporation as a Fork Lift Operator. His career there spanned 27 years until his retirement in 1982. After retirement, Curtis became a School Bus Aide with the Buffalo Board of Education. "Pusan" was a humorous person who was always full of jokes. He also had a nickname for everyone he met. He loved attending family reunions because he knew he would be the life of the party. In addition to his parents, Curtis was preceded in death by two brothers, George "Pickle" Calhoun and Herbert "Eight Ball" Calhoun; and one sister, Betty Hopkins. His loving memory is cherished by his devoted wife of 53 years, Doris Calhoun; four children, Nancy (Harry), Calvin, Tometta and Sabrina, all of Buffalo, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Teekima Gordon, Tyrone Piugue, Angel Myree, Tamaris Gordon, Tanisha Gordon and Trevacio Calhoun; four great-grandchildren, Jalen Robinson, Kanaysha-Myree, Jasmine Fomby and Prince Josiah Gordon; one goddaughter, Darlene "Cookie"; two brothers, John and Leroy (Phyllis) of York; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Curtis was laid to rest on Monday, February 20, 2012, in St. Matthews Cemetery, West Seneca, N.Y.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 2, 2012