Peters Township


Peters Township

Don Curtiss

Don Curtiss, age 87 of Presto, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

A 22 year Air Force Veteran, Don served in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, earning the Bronze Star and Distinguished Flying Cross for his Vietnam service, while attaining the rank of Major. Upon retirement from the Air Force, Don held various positions in Corporate Aviation, flying and managing Aviation Departments both Nationally and Internationally for over 20 years.

Don is survived by his wife, Betty-Ann, two daughters, Deborah (Bob) Flanigan, Diane (Tom) Betschart, two sons, Christopher and Scott (Elaine), 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Barbara Church of 45 Prestley Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. A Committal Service will immediately follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.pittsburghcremation.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s memory to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

8 Condolences

  1. Nancy@Dick Flanigan on December 6, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Dear Betty and family,

    We are so sad to hear about Don. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so glad we were able to see him at the wedding.
    Nancy , Dick

  2. Jean SToffer on December 7, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Dear Betty,

    So sorry to hear about Don’s passing away. We always enjoyed both your visits to our dental office and the interesting conversations we had. Betty the strong religious faith you have and God’s grace will comfort you at this time. Know that our prayers are with you now and especially for Don. We know that Don is experiencing eternal joy and happiness now with our Lord in heaven.
    Warren and Jean

  3. Matthew Koenig on December 7, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Very sad to hear of Mr. Curtiss’s passing. My prayers for his soul and for your comfort.
    Matthew Koenig

  4. Kim Newman on December 12, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Dear Curtiss Family
    So sorry for your loss of Uncle Donnie. You are in are thoughts and prayers.
    Mark, Kim, Patti Hickey

  5. Kim Newman on December 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Aunt Betty & Family.
    So sorry for your loss. Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Mark, Patti, Kim Hickey

  6. Kelly Johnston on December 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Dear Aunt Betty-Ann and family, we are so sorry to hear of uncle Don’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers for you all during this very difficult time.
    Love, Kelly & Jose

  7. Susan Carlson on December 12, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    My deepest sympathy for your loss.I always hoped I would see you all again someday.Many wonderful childhood memories at our Family Reunions.Dec.4th and Dec.5th was 30 years for Dad and Mom.I miss them so much.Until we all meet again.😢God Bless❤️ Susan and family👼

  8. Jim Dean on January 1, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Dear Curtiss Family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle Donnie. While I only have memories from my younger years, he was an early inspiration for me to join the military. I am proud of his service for our country. He was a catalyst for my 26 year journey in the Air Force. May God rest his soul and help you all through this difficult time.

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