Roland Ashley Curtis Jr. 75, of Fitzwilliam died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in the comfort of his home.
Roland was born the son of the late Beth N. (Haywood) and Roland A. Curtis Sr. on May 13, 1941 in Athol, Massachusetts. He graduated from Lunenburg High School class of 1959.
Soon after high school Roland enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged at the completion of his enlistment.
He was employed by NCR Communications for fifteen years before retiring in 1996. Prior, he had been a self-employed plumber and electrician. He had also worked at the Fitzwilliam Police Department as the dog officer.
Roland enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid outdoorsman. Time was spent roaming the countryside on his Harley Davidson and he was always up for a good game of cribbage. Roland was civically minded. He was a member of the Harley Owners Club in Keene, The Fitzwilliam Sportsman Club, Masons and Odd Fellows in Troy.
Mr. Curtis is survived by his two sons; George G. Curtis and his wife Sherrie of Fitzwilliam and Garrett L. Curtis and his wife Shantel of Fitzwilliam. His three siblings; Bonnie Maclean and her husband Kenny of Hubbardston, MA. Kay Griffin and her husband Joe of Newport, N.C. Scott Curtis and his wife Bobbie of Lunenburg, MA. Grandchildren; Morgan A. Curtis, Makenzie L. Curtis, Raife Curtis, Gage Curtis, Great Grandson Hunter E. Curtis-Dragon all of Fitzwilliam in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Roland is pre-deceased by his sister Sue Curtis who passed earlier.
In keeping with Roland’s wishes there are no calling hours or formal services. A gathering to celebrate the life of Roland A. Curtis Jr. will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 1:30 to 5pm. with military honors being given at 3pm at the Fitzwilliam Sportsman’s Club, 696 Royalston Rd. Fitzwilliam, NH. 03447. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com