GRAND LAKE STREAM - Damon Walter Curtis Sr., 68, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at a Bangor hospital with his wife and two sons by his side. Damon was born in Belfast on July 16, 1947, son of Thorton and Evelyn (Shannon) Curtis.
After graduating from high school in Searsport, he started his career with Local #29 out of North Quincy, MA. Damon was a welder and boiler maker with Local #29 for 34 years, retiring in 2002. In 1982, he married Linda Campbell in Belfast.
He was a 39-year member of Mariner's Lodge #68 A.F. & A.M. in Searsport, served as a volunteer firefighter for Grand Lake Stream, was a Registered Maine Guide, and a member of the Grand Lake Stream ATV and Snowmobile Clubs. Damon was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at his camps in Portage and Getchell Pugs, and most importantly, time with his wife.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, James and Reginald. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Linda Curtis of Grand Lake Stream; three children, Damon Curtis Jr. and wife Betty of Bangor, Eric Curtis and wife Shannon of Bucksport, and Michelle Hunt and husband Scott of Bucksport; five grandchildren, Rene Curtis, Ashley West, Emily and Abby Hunt, and Eric Curtis; two great-grandchildren, Travis Bailey and Lacey West; sister Edith Light and husband James of Bangor; a brother-in-law Joe Campbell of AZ; sisters-in-law Anne Curtis of Belfast, Jackie Campbell of Glenburn, Peggy Bryant and husband Gordon of Grand Lake Stream, and Carol Donovan and husband Wimmie of Calais; several nieces and nephews; his two devoted canines, Ginger and Buddy; and his feline companion Lucky.
A celebration of Damon's life will be held at Damon and Linda's home, 34 Water St., Grand Lake Stream, on Sunday, April 17, 2016 between 12 noon and 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Damon's memory may be made to the Frank Beckett Center, PO Box 384, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com