Robert Earle “Bob” Curtiss of Ocala, Fl passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, July 19,2021 following a short illness.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda, his son Jeff and wife Roxanne (Midway, NC), grandson Baeden (USMC, Camp Lejeune, NC), granddaughters Kess and Keira (both currently attending UNC-Asheville), his sister Marion (Yonkers, NY), a loving extended family and many life long friends.
He is predeceased by his father and mother, Earle and Agnes of Eastchester, NY.
Bob was born on May 20, 1940 in Scarsdale, NY. He was a graduate of Eastchester High School, attended Morrisville Junior College, and graduated from East Carolina University, where he was a member of APO fraternity. He was a proud member of the Pleasant Garden, NC fire department for over 20 years. He was a shop teacher for a short period of time after graduating college. He spent his professional career as a claims adjuster with Nationwide, Integon, and finally as an independent before retiring to enjoy his passion of boating, the outdoors, traveling, fixing something (even if he had to break it first), satisfying his natural curiosity, and engaging in a ‘spirited conversation’ about just about anything. He never lost his fondness for Badin Lake or a good cruise (especially if he could find his way into the engine room).
During their married life, Bob and Linda lived in Pleasant Garden, NC, Wilmington, NC, Tavares, FL. (Royal Harbor) and most recently in Ocala, FL.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later time. Services entrusted to Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society of Ocala.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (http://giftfunds.stjude.org/BobCurtiss), to Hospice of Marion County, FL (https://www.hospiceofmarion.com/donate/), to Tunnels to Towers Foundation
(https://t2t.org/donate/ or to a charitable organization of your choosing.