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Adelaide Marian (Balk, Demery) Curtiss


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Adelaide Marian (Balk, Demery) Curtiss Obituary
April 10, 1926 - January 6, 2016 Adelaide Curtiss died on January 6, 2016 at Bainbridge Island, WA. She was born in Philadelphia to Mildred (Golden) Balk and Jacob Balk. She graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1942, then worked as a bookkeeper for the U.S. Army. In 1948, she married Leroy W. Demery, who graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathy in 1953. The family moved to York (PA) in 1955, then to Los Angeles in 1960. She raised a family and attended Los Angeles City College, where she earned an AA degree in Russian Studies. After moving to Sarasota (FL) in 1981, she married Leon F. Curtiss, her beloved second husband. She was predeceased by Dr. Curtiss (1983) and by her daughter, Marie Demery, also known as Mara Golden (2001). She moved to Bainbridge Island in 2012. Adelaide Curtiss is survived by sons Leroy W. Demery, Jr. and Peter R. Demery, nieces Lise Balk King and Jahna Rain Balk, and many friends. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, February 7, 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota (FL). In lieu of flowers, please contribute to .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 22 to Jan. 31, 2016
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