Peter A. Curtiss

Peter A. Curtiss of Sun City Center, Fla,. died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at home under the care of family and Life Path Hospice.

He was born May 20, 1933 to Art and Eleanor Foulkes Curtiss of Rochester. His stepfather was Dr. Richard L. Greene.

Peter graduated from Middlesex School Concord, Mass. and Cornell University in Ithaca. Upon completion of his ROTC military obligation he remained in the Army Reserves, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

Returning to Ithaca he worked an as editor/writer for General Electric Advanced Electric Center, Light Military Division. When the unit moved to Syracuse, he took a job with Cornell as a Grants and Contracts Administrator working mainly with the Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy Departments and Material Science Center.

Retiring in 1995, Peter and his wife Rhoda (Pidge) Chase Curtiss moved from Etna to their summer house on Lake Simond at Tupper Lake property they had owned and enjoyed since 1965.

They moved to Sun City Center, Fla. in 2009. He was a member of the United Community Church in Sun City Center, Fla.

Besides his wife of 58 years, he is survived by a brother in law, Bob Chase, sister in law, Janet Curtiss, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A great big thank-you to his aides for the wonderful care they gave him.

Always active in community projects and organization events his family hopes that you will remember Peter by doing random acts of kindness or donating to the charity of your choice.

There will be a celebration of life for Peter at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the United Community Church in Sun City Center, Fla. Burial will be at the Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla., at a later date.