Hugh D. Curtis

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  • "Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part. God..."
    - Linda Curtis-Haire
  • "Carolyn,We appreciate all you have done for Hugh these past..."
    - Edward Lawless
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Hugh Dalton Curtis, 74, of Winfield, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster.

Born Jan. 8, 1938, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Charles Russell Curtis Sr. and Gertrude Dintaman Curtis. He was the husband of Carolyn Davis Curtis, his wife of 54 years.

He was a 1956 graduate of Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, where he was a wrestler having been undefeated in his three years of varsity wrestling. He also played half back on the school's championship football team. He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, gardening, watching World War II movies, Discovery and History channels, and was a Washington Redskin fan.

He worked in photography for many years in Washington, D.C. and some of those he photographed included Louis Armstrong, David Brinkley, Chet Huntley, Walter Cronkite, and Admiral Rickover. He was a printing manager for Tracor Inc. in Rockville and Cor  Inc. in Falls Church, Va., and owner of Curtis Decorative Sculptures.

Surviving are daughter Linda Anne Curtis Haire and husband Mark Haire, of Duncan, Okla.; son Hugh Scott Curtis and wife Amber Dahlgreen Curtis, of Westminster; granddaughters Jennifer Haire Mallow and husband Charles Mallow, of Fulton, and Catherine and Clara Curtis, of Westminster; grandson Kyle Haire and wife Julianna, of Yuma Ariz.; great-grandsons Hunter and Logan Mallow, and Taylor Haire; a sister, Sallie Curtis McKenzie, of Marion, N.C.; a brother, Charles R. Curtis Jr., of Nashville, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Miles William "Bucky" Curtis.

There will be a family gathering from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be offered at www.burrier-queen.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.



Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 20, 2012
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