Henry Curtis

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Daily Press
July 17, 2005


Henry “Mac” McAllister Curtis, born Sept. 16, 1912, Hampton, Va., passed away June 28, 2005. “Mac” was a devoted husband to his wife, Helen Margaret (Tisdall) Curtis, who preceded him in death in 1999. His sister, Mrs. Janice (Curtis) Edwards and family still reside in Virginia. Mac was the son of “Cap’n Henry”, chief-of-police of Hampton from 1929 until his death 1945, and Nora Patterson of Danville, Va. He is survived by sons, Geoffrey, Derek, Brian and daughter, Sheila; grandchildren, Derek Mark, Ryan, Ian, Adrienne, Patrick, Matthew, Darren, Brian and Bryan; great-grandchildren, Cody, Lauren, Ashley, Garret, Drew, Sydney and Gwen. Mac graduated Hampton High in 1933 where he was a track star and won four consecutive 440-yard dash championships in class B between 1929 and 1932. He also won the 220- yard hurdles championship in 1932 and ran on the winning 880-yard relay team. He was listed as one of Virginia stand out athletes of the early 20th century in the Daily Press newspaper. He attended Randolph-Macon College and graduated from the Univ. of Michigan. He was a Army veteran of World War II. He was an amateur actor and avid fisherman. He was a retired Engineer for the Southern California Gas Company. Mac was loved by many and will be missed by all.

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