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Levant - Donald "Don" or "Donnie" Robert Curtis, 71, passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2019 after a years-long struggle with depression. He was born May 31, 1948 in Eastport, the son of Donald and Constance "Connie" (Jamieson) Curtis.
Don graduated from Shead High School Class of 1966 and the University of Maine at Orono Class of 1971. He spent his career as a professional fire protection engineer, primarily in the insurance industry supporting logging and related businesses, and was an active member of the state's fire service community. He served (for many) years on the local school board and was generous with his charitable giving.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, David.
He is survived by his four children, Isaac and wife, Anna, Kendall and husband, Edgell, Lee and husband, Tony, and Josiah and wife, Jen; grandchildren, Lydia, Evangeline, John, Cora, and Harper (with another on the way); his siblings, Stephen, Doreen, Jeanne, Juanita, Corey, John, Bobbie-Jo; the mother of his children, Kerry Curtis; former wife, Cheryl Brown; close friend, Barb; and many nieces, nephews, and god-children.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Bangor Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St, Bangor. A service of remembrance will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 25 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex Street, Bangor. Interment at Dennysville Cemetery in Dennysville, ME will be announced at later date. Those who wish to remember Don in a special way may make gifts in his memory to a charity of their choosing. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
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Rickey and Donna Jamieson
Jul 30, 2019
Donnie, we will miss your hugs, your smile and your special laugh. I will miss our talks about family history and how we all became part of our great family. Peace and blessings to your family and friends. Yours will be hard shoes to fill brother. Give Adam and Racheal Anne a hug for us and we'll see you on the other side.
Diane Benson
Jul 26, 2019
I will always remember Don 's smile! He was outgoing and a very special mmm an! God bless his family with comfort and love! We will.Miss him!
Peggy Emery Segien
Jul 25, 2019
Donald and I were classmates “66”. He was such a quiet, kind, sweetheart type of guy. I haven’t seen him for years but I will never forget his smile or him. 😢 RIP Donald
Peggy Emery Segien
Jul 25, 2019
Donald and I were classmates “66”. He was such a quiet, kind, sweetheart type of guy. I haven’t seen him for years but I will never forget his smile or him. 😢 RIP Donald
Ginny and Jerry Waldo
Jul 24, 2019
Kerry, I know you have not been together for a long time but we just wanted to tell you how sorry we are to hear about Don.
Debbie Higgins
Jul 24, 2019
It is hard to say good-bye to such a special friend. Don was always there when times were tough. My heart goes out to the friends and family who loved this gentle man.
Linda Marsh Hurt
Jul 24, 2019
Donald was my high school sweetheart in high school. Donald was one of the nicest people I have met. So sad to hear of his passing, will miss him forever. Prayers for his family that he loved so much. GOd bless Donald and family.
Chuck & Jean Vetter
Jul 23, 2019
We are shocked and saddened of Don's passing. He was the guy with the smiley eyes that evidently covered up an internal pain. He was always kind and considerate of others . We thought of him as part of our family. He will be missed!
Bill Francini & Cathy Morrill
Jul 23, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss!!! We meet Don a few years ago. Very nice man! Prayers go out to his family!
Gwen Gray
Jul 23, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Donald's passing. He was a gentle soul and a good man. My condolences to his family.
Mike St Perter
Jul 23, 2019
Known Don for many years professionally. A man of true integrity and ability. Contributed a tremendous amount for advice to advance health and safety. RIP my friend.
Mary Kunstman
Jul 23, 2019
Don was a special person. He was part of a number of groups we were in and he always had something to contribute. We will miss you, Don!
Linda Schenne
Jul 22, 2019
So saddened to hear about Don's passing. He and I worked together at Acadia Insurance for many years. He was an amazing mentor, teaching me about timber harvesting and sawmills to name just a few things. He shared so much of himself, not only his knowledge in these areas but his life's learnings. He was always patient, kind and caring. He was always there to help you. He was always willing to take time to listen to you and help you along your way. His smile was infectious. His hugs were the best. We shared a Jamison or two along the way - times I will long remember. I am hoping he is at peace and am hoping his family and friends are sustained by the memories of such a great man. ...Here's to you - Don Curtis!Read more
Nina Constable
Jul 22, 2019
My heart aches for Isaac, Joe, Kendall, Lee, and their families. These are amazing young people, who should not have to suffer such a great loss. I love you all dearly, and keep you in my prayers.
Gladys and Jim Robinson
Jul 22, 2019
Such a sweet man. He will be missed so much by our family. I’m so sorry for his children and grandchildren. My wish is that more people in the world could be more like Donnie. Kind, considerate, and always making time for family. RIP cousin- while Heaven gains an angel...Downeast Maine will be missing you😥❤️
Jill Curtis Berg
Jul 22, 2019
Donnie was a true friend who always treated you like family. kind and intelligent who will be missed. So sorry for the loss of one of best. Prayers to his family and all who knew him.
Michael & Marilyn James
Jul 22, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Jeannie, Gordon & family. We know how hard it is to lose someone we love. Our prayers to all of you .
Danielle Hale
Jul 22, 2019
Joe & I were saddened to hear of your passing Don. It was always a pleasure to see you & will always remember your visits when you were in Jackman. May you truly be at peace.
Larry Dion
Jul 22, 2019
I am truly saddened to hear of Don's passing. I was fortunate enough to work along side him for over 15 years. He taught me so much on the forestry industry and the equipment utilized for it. He expanded my Master Technician knowledge by teaching me the Fire Prevention systems in machinery and I was able to witness the changes he able got done with the manufacturers on Logging Equipment to control losses.
I will always remember him, his smile, his demeanor and his ability to be a mentor.
RIP Don and I will see you on the other side....someday.
Louise Morin-Smith
Jul 22, 2019
• For a generation, Donald R. Curtis Jr. has been the face of firefighter training and education in Eastern Maine. He has taught fire safety at Southern Maine Community College for more than 25 years and helped create the Fire Science Technology program at Eastern Maine Community College. He is an active member of his church and has been a committed volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Literacy Volunteers, giving a “hand up” to young people.

This is the clip written about you for the To Those who Care Award. RIP Don from the Morin-Smith family
Christine Cameron
Jul 22, 2019
I will fondly remember Don for his graciousness and kindness toward people. He was a caring and giving friend. So sorry for this loss.
Tom Baffa
Jul 22, 2019
I worked with Don. As an inexperienced loss control rep, Don was my go to guy for all things involving sawmills, logging and fire protection. He was always patient, was an incredible teacher, so intelligent and one of the nicest people I have known. We stayed in touch after I left Vermont and Acadia and I always enjoyed our conversations. We did not agree on all things but could always have a good conversation and walk away friends. Don was always very compassionate and thoughtful in his approach to life. I will miss him but will value the memories I have of him and the time I spent with him.
Brian Mitchell
Jul 22, 2019
Don, your kindness was and will remain an example of how one should treat others. Thank you for all that you did for me. May God bless you and your family. Until next we meet.
Carol Yergeau
Jul 22, 2019
The few times we met at our children’s house it was so evident of your love for your grandchildren. I pray for for family ‘s loss & May you Rest In Peace Don.
Cathy Cameron
Jul 22, 2019
Dear precious Don, As I hear of your passing, I send prayers to you and all of your family. You are such a wonderful man and human being. As you know, I got to know you very well through being on our School Board, through our children, then friendship. You were always so supportive of the students...this was just one of your MANY caring ways. You will be missed and thought of always. Your friend, Cathy