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James Curtis

James Curtis

1949 - 2019

James McIntyre Curtis, age 68 of Rogers City,
passed away February 27, 2018 at his winter home
in Florida,

Jim was born on November 11, 1949 in Peterborough, Ontario
to Clinton and Dorothy Curtis.

His family moved to St. Clair Shores, Michigan in 1955. He graduated
from Lakeshore High School in 1967 then attended Eastern Michigan
University and graduated in 1971. Jim served in the United States Army
and was stationed in Seoul, South Korea. He married Beth Carney in 1973
and returned to South Korea to start their lives together. After his
discharge, he attended The Ohio State University, College of Optometry,
and graduated with honors in 1979, Jim, Beth and their sons moved back
to Michigan and chose to live, work and raise their children in

Rogers City, as they felt it was a friendly, clean and great community,

Jim opened his Optometric Practice on August 1, 1979, He loved his work
and enjoyed his patients immensely. Jim enjoyed bowling, golfing,
boating, fishing, playing cards, chess and spending time with family and
friends. Jim was a former member of the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club,
Rogers City Servicemen’s Club and was Chairman of the Board at

the Rogers City Hospital, He also coached Little League baseball and was
a Cub Scout Leader, Jim was a member of the Michigan Optometric
Association and the American Optometric Association for 35 years. He
retired in 2015 and was able to enjoy some Florida winters and time with
his family.

Jim is survived by:
his wife, Beth of 45 years;
4 sons, Michael (Beckie) of Lansing, Ryan of Lansing,
Glen (Chelsie) of Rogers City and David (Kristen) of Florida; and
six grandchildren, Colin, Owen, Ellery, Grace, Ethan and Peyton,
He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by: his mother, Dorothy; his father, Clinton;
his step mother, Helen; his sister, Carolyn and his niece, Karen.

A celebration of Jim’s life will take place at Beck Funeral Home on
Monday, March Sth from 3:00 p.m, through time of his memorial service
at 6:00 p.m. with Reverend Charles Schultz officiating. Rogers City VFW
Post 607 will accord military honors immediately following,

Inurnment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date,

Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice, or simply
do something for someone in need.

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