Reginald T. Curtis Sr. 73, died unexpectedly at his home April 8, 2010.

He was born Nov. 30, 1936, in Stockton Springs, a son of Thornton and Evelyn (Shannon) Curtis. He graduated from Searsport High School, and was a lifetime resident of Searsport.

He was a member of the National Guard, and was a past Master of the Mariner’s Lodge 68 AF & AM of Searsport, and Waldo Chapter 7, Royal Arch Masons of Belfast. He worked as superintendent of the transfer station in Searsport. In his earlier years he was general foreman for Corenco Co. of Sandy Point, and delivered gas for Gould and Son.

Reggie enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and lobstering with his family. He especially enjoyed family get-togethers and playing Santa for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to whom he was known lovingly as Ho Ho.

He is survived by his loving wife and partner for 53 years, Ann (Marriner) Curtis, of Searsport; a son, Reginald Curtis Jr., of Stockton Springs; two daughters, Joanne and her husband, Dale Hutchinson, of Stockton Springs and Regina and her husband, Raymond Seamans, of Prospect; grandchildren Danielle and her husband, Mark Ashey, Patrick and his wife, Patty Curtis, Ashley Curtis and her friend, James, Kelli Curtis and her friend, Renee, Jessica and her husband, Jeff Bryant, Adam Clark and his friend, Kelli, and Brad Swift; a special young outdoorsman, Derrik Kenney; great-grandchildren, Aiden Pike, Sullivan Bryant, Nathan Ashey, Summer Curtis and Shannon Curtis; a sister, Edie, and her husband, Jim Light, of Bangor; a brother, Damon, and his wife, Linda Curtis, of Grand Lake Stream; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Jeffrey Curtis; and two brothers, James Curtis and Thornton Curtis Jr.

Visitation for family and friends will be held 6-8 p.m. with Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. April 12, at Young Funeral Home, 31 West Main St., Searsport where funeral services will be held April 13 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Reggie’s memory to his great-grandchildren’s educational fund, something that he had been saving for for a long time and was very close to his heart, C/O Regina Seamans, P.O. Box 483, Stockton Springs, ME. 04981.