Curtis S. Jeffries passed away with his family by his side on October 5, 2021, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Son of William and Edith Jeffries (both deceased), Curt was born in Kansas City, Missouri. The son of a Naval officer, Curt spent his childhood living all over the United States, as well as several years in Italy, before the family settled in Virginia Beach, VA for his high school years. He attended Hargrave Military Academy, and later was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam war as an MP. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he worked as a Virginia Beach police officer. He then returned to school and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Curt worked as a Naval architect, and then as a financial planner for over thirty years until his retirement in 2017. Curt was a passionate and curious man with many interests. He loved sailing, bicycling, swimming, traveling, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and building wooden boats. He was a skilled craftsman who built countless woodwork pieces of his own design, from shelving units to boat accessories to a beautiful two-story backyard storage barn. He was fascinated by people and enjoyed striking up conversations with strangers to hear about their lives and stories. He adored every animal he ever met, and doted upon pet cats, rats, and dogs throughout his life. Curt was a dynamic storyteller who could have the room on the edge of their seats or roaring with laughter. Husband of 44 years to Karen Jeffries, father to Lara Jeffries and Katie Zelonka (Dave), grandfather ("Papa") to Ivy Zelonka, brother to Deborah Jeffries-Glasgow and Todd Jeffries (Ginger), uncle to Jason Jeffries-Glasgow. Curt is also survived by aunts, cousins and dear friends. A memorial gathering will be held at Barranco Funeral Home at 495 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146 on Sunday October 24 from 12-2 and 4-6. The family asks that those attending the visitation please wear masks. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Dover, DE on Tuesday October 26 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Kidney Fund at https://www.kidneyfund.org/
or Tunnels to Towers at https://t2t.org/
Published by The Capital Gazette on Oct. 17, 2021.