Erica L. Curtis
1977 - 2018
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Erica L. Curtis, 40, of Bethlehem, PA died on May 6, 2018 after a brave battle with cancer. She was born November 6, 1977 in Bethlehem, the youngest daughter of Neil and Lyndell Curtis. Erica was a graduate of Liberty High School (1995) and West Chester University. She worked in the Philadelphia area in education and youth outreach at the United States Tennis Association and the Kimmel Center. She then moved to the New York City area where she worked in retail management at Housing Works and La Terrine in Manhattan. Erica enjoyed playing the piano, creating art and jewelry, photography, and had a reputation as a fashion and pop culture authority. She especially loved music, the written word, cats, the beach, tennis and softball. She will forever be remembered by her family and friends as a beautiful woman inside and out. Her empathy, generosity, and sincerity were well known. Survivors: Parents, grandmother Esther Naddeo, sisters Julie Farnswoth and Mandie Banks, brothers-in-law Jack Farnsworth and Adam Banks, nieces Caitlin, Nicole and Sophie, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services: A Celebration of Life Service to share our stories and memories of Erica will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 20, at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2344 Center St., Bethlehem, PA 18017. A memory tribute may be placed at Contributions: In lieu of flowers, to St. Luke's University Health Network, Development Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Note: In support of Art Cart, in memory of Erica Curtis. (Art Carts engage hospitalized patients in therapeutic artistic expression.)

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Published in Morning Call on May 10, 2018.
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May 5, 2019
To Neil, Lyn, and the entire family. It's hard to believe a year has gone by so quickly. I love the things you have done in memory of Erica, and she knows also! I saw this in the paper & thought of Erica. I hope you like this. Time goes by but the pain remains as if it were yesterday. Not one day goes by that you aren't thought of, loved and so terribly missed. Treasuring our wonderful memories and holding them dear to our hearts. All of you are in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless your entire family. Love, Beverly Josar & my entire family. xoxoxoxoxo
Beverly josar
May 20, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss.

I only knew Erica for the shortest amount of time but it was enough to remind methe profound power that art sometimes has.

I believe you understand that. Your suggestion fordonations to support the Art Cart program is a generous way to show it and it validates what more and more are beginning to understand;art therapy can help in times of need. Your kindness will help support the program for others in the future.

Tosay thank you is not enough.I am humbled by your thoughtfulness.

I wish you were able to hear the gratitude from all who make art,enjoy art andeven the folks who laugh and smile because they cannot fathom themselves doing a craft at all...

Art is important. Because of you, more art will be made.

Virginia, Artist-In-Residence at St. Lukes
Virginia Abbott
May 20, 2018
Virginia Abbott
May 20, 2018
Neil and family, So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all your great memories of Erica. Fernando and Beth Perez
May 14, 2018
Dear Neil, Lyndell, Julie, Jack, Caitlin, Nicole and Mandie,

I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Erica's battle was long fought, and that she remained strong and faithful. I hope that all of your memories are blessed and wonderful. We are praying for you and for Erica.

Eleanor and Kevin
Eleanor Farnsworth
May 12, 2018
Dear Neil, Julie, and Family-
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Jen Maruscak and Family
May 10, 2018
Neil & Family, May God bless you and your family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Koons Family
May 10, 2018
Dear Neil and Family,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your daughter. May she rest in peace.
Sue Lucrezi
Sue Lucrezi
May 10, 2018
To Neil, Lyn and the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. Erica was such a beautiful person. I'm so glad I got to meet her, and see her at your house and talk to her. She will be greatly missed. God Bless your family. Rest In Peace Erica. Deepest Sympathy. Love, Beverly Josar and my entire Family.
Beverly Josar
May 10, 2018
Neil and family, I am so sorry for your great loss, just know that all my thoughts and prayers are with always! Cheryl VanHorne Weiler
May 10, 2018
To the family of Erica Curtis, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I graduated with Erica from LHS in 1995. I haven't seen her since the end of our high school years, but I remember her as being a friendly, kind person who always had a smile on her face. May God place a comforting hand on you all during this difficult time.
Michael Bartholomew
May 10, 2018
Julie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Andrea Henninger-Bogert
May 10, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the family. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day. - Psalms 145:18,19
May 10, 2018
Dear Lyn,
I am very sorry to learn of your loss. Although I did not know Erica, I remember your pride in her accomplishments and the joy she and her sisters brought you. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family. I hope that you can find comfort in Erica's memory and the certainty that she brought happiness to many in her too-short life.
Marsha Fritz
May 10, 2018
My deepest sympathy Neil, Lynn, and family
Jan Martin
May 10, 2018
Our very deepest sympathy to the entire Curtis family. From your tennis family at Winning Touch Tennis~
Leslie Gimbel
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