Thomas Richard Curtis died March 7, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born in Boston April 30,1936, a son of LaForrest and Ella (Pye) Curtis. From infancy he was raised by Addie Curtis, his loving stepmother.

Tom attended grade schools in Charleston, Maine, and graduated from Higgins Classical Institute in 1955. Upon graduation he entered the Air Force, serving from 1955 until 1965, when he was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Tom retired from Genex Corp. Inc. in 1998 after 21 years of service. He was also a member of the Masons for many years. In retirement he enjoyed gardening, his family and friends, to whom he could tell his many stories and find fresh material for new ones.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn (Connick) Curtis, of Prospect; two daughters, Denise Maheu, her husband, Marc, and their son, Jack, of Fairfield, and Darcy (Curtis) Butler, her husband, Robert, and their sons Robert (“Tommy”) and Tynan of State College, Pa.; and a son, Thomas Curtis, and his wife, Amanda, of Cromwell, Conn.

He is also survived by three stepchildren, Donna Connick of Holden and her children, Jessica of Holden, Brice and his wife, Jocelyn, of Hawaii and Travis of Holden; Sharon Esler and her husband, Jason, of Albion and their children, Robert of Orrington and Sam Louise of Orrington; Teresa Grant and her husband, Allen, of Plymouth; a sister, Mary Curtis Clark, of Brewer; two brothers, Robert Curtis of Bangor and LaForrest Curtis of Greenbush; and several nieces and nephews.

Tom was predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Addie Curtis; his first wife, Jeanne (Philbrick) Curtis, mother of his children; a brother, Junior Curtis; two sisters, Doris Rozelle and Betty Stebbins; and a stepdaughter, Susan Connick.

Special thanks to caregivers at the Oncology Department at Waldo County Hospital, Waldo County Hospice, most especially to Kathy Warner and Rosemary LeBlanc.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m., service will be officiated by the Rev. James Barclay. Private interment will be in the spring at Morrill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Oncology Dept. of Waldo County Hospital, 118 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915 or Waldo County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915.