Jerome W. Curtis, Sr.
April 6, 1943 – April 24, 2017
Jerome W. Curtis, Sr., age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by his family, on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Jerry was born in Shoaf, PA on April 6, 1943, and was the son of the late Raymond and Mildred (Rhodes) Curtis. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Jerry made his career with Fisher Scientific, where he worked as a warehouse supervisor and office manager, in Silver Springs, MD and later, Newark, DE.
An avid sports fan, he was a standout basketball player in his youth and looked forward to cheering on his favorite team, the Washington Redskins, each season. Jerry adored country music, and was especially fond of Willie Nelson. Above all else, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his son, Jerome W. Curtis, Jr.; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Virginia L. “Ginger” Curtis; children, Stephanie M. Curtis of Boston, MA, Robert W. Curtis of Newark, and Gina M. Curtis of Newark; brother, Clarence Curtis of Uniontown, PA; sister, Pat Jarrett (Art) of Smithfield, PA; and grandchildren, David, Tyler, Taylor, Matthew and Candace.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.