D. O. McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park
1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
MELVIN L. "BUD" CURTIS, 90, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Coldwater, Mich. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a World War II Navy veteran. He worked as a tool & die maker with General Electric for 43 years, retiring in 1984. He was Past president of Lodge 70, International Association of Machinist; past president of Allen County Central Labor Council; past member of Chancelors IPFW Fort Wayne; and past president of the Fort Wayne Beagle's Club. He formed the original Regional Board of Trustees for Ivy Tech in Northeast Indiana. He served on the board until 1988. Surviving are his son, Daniel L. (Denise Connell) Curtis of Auburn; daughters, Linda L. Curtis of Fayetteville, Ga. and Cinda S. Curtis of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife, Eileen Curtis. Service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 10, 2012, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Community Health Center of Branch County Home Health & Hospice Services, 300 E. Chicago St., Coldwater, MI 49036. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2012.
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Dan,Cinda,Linda;Deepest sympathy to you and your families.Bud was a great union man and friend over the years.A lot of people owe him thanks for what he did and accomplished thru his union and Ivy Tech activities,and I am one of them.
Tom&Jeanne Johnson
Tom Johnson
February 13, 2012
Dan, Linda, Cinda and familes,
Diane and I are sad to hear of Bud's passing and sorry we missed the announcement. We have very good memories of him from over the years. He and your Mom raised some great kids.
The LaVignes
Bill & Diane LaVigne
February 13, 2012
Linda and family, wishing you time of peace within your hearts, and extending my sadness for the loss of your dad and what he meant to you. He is resting and in peace, hugs from me to you.

Milly Tirado, HQ, DoDEA, Arlington,VA
Milagros (Milly) Tirado
February 13, 2012
I sincerely pray that you and your family will find peace in the wonderful memories of your dad. Think of the good times and smile.
Wilhemina McKinney
February 13, 2012
Linda and family, I am saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. Prayers are going up for you and your family to feel the comforting presence of God during this time of grief. John Shackelford (DoDEA)
February 13, 2012
Linda, sorry for your loss . . . prayers to you and your family! Judith Williams
February 12, 2012
Linda and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. As each of you rejoice in the special memories and celebrate the life of the wonderful man you call "dad", please know that God has found a most special place for him in the ranks of His angels. I remember fondly our summer travels together to Canada and the west coast. It was a privilege for me to get to know your parents during those few short days.

He loved you all so much, and helped make you the people you are today. Remember, he is in your heart forever.

With love,
Nancy Cox
February 12, 2012
Linda, Cinda and Dan,
We are sorry for the loss of you father "Bud". Our memories of your family go back a long time and we enjoyed our visits with him at Coldwater Lake.
Dick and Meg Roemke
February 10, 2012
Linda Cinda and Dan
We are all so sorry for your loss, Its not easy loosing a parent no matter what age, I have many fond memories of your dad. Love and prayers from all of us.
Deb Kessler (Applegate)
February 10, 2012
We are sorry to see of the passing of your father.
Stan and Robin Peters
Stan and Robin Peters
February 9, 2012
Linda, Cinda, Dan and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
I shall always remember your dad as someone who enjoyed traveling and talking with people. He was proud of all of you and enjoyed sharing pleasant experiences with everyone.

Lynda Simmons
February 9, 2012
Linda--Lynn and I extend to you our most sincere condolences. We know how close you were to Bud. We pray that God will give you strength during this most difficult time. If we can do anything for you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Regards, Elizabeth and Lynn Thomas
Elizabeth Thomas
February 9, 2012
Cinda, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. I remember how close you were to your father. If you ever need a shoulder or and ear, fill freee to contact me.


Don Neuhaus
February 9, 2012
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