Charles J. Curtis
Vinalhaven — Charles Judson Curtis, 66, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home.
Born in Ellsworth Jan. 12, 1948, he was the son of Arthur Hastings and Elinor (Hodgkins) Curtis. Following high school graduation, Charlie served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972. After his military discharge, Charlie attended the University of Maine at Augusta for several years studying art and Russian.
In 1977, Charlie moved to Vinalhaven where he worked harvesting seaweed. He also worked as a sternman for 15 years for several local fishermen. In more recent years, Charlie worked as self-employed logger and woodsman clearing land and selling firewood. He enjoyed woodworking and wood carving in his spare time.
Surviving is his companion of 30 years, Sherry Rebecca Jameson of Vinalhaven; a brother, Joel Curtis of Ellsworth; two sisters, Carol Normandin of Mass.; and Marilyn Curtis of Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Elinor (Hodgkins) and a brother, David Curtis.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Condolences and memories may be shared at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.