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Gene Curless

Gene Richard Curless

Sunday, December 8th, 1940 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Gene Richard Curless,79, passed away May 26, 2020, peacefully at home with his family by his side.
He was born December 8, 1940 in Caswell, son of Noah Richard and Josephine Rosalia (Rancore) Curless

He graduated Limestone High School at 18, then joined the civil service department at Loring Air Force Base. He then enlisted in the Air National Guard a few years later. Gene spent over 40 years in the Air Guard and civil service, he loved every minute of every day serving his country. He married Deborah Kane in 1972 and divorced in 1977.

Gene loved gardening, fishing, bike riding, walking, being outdoors in nature. He loved helping people and doing odd jobs for his friends and neighbors. In his younger years he loved working on the family farm taking care of the animals. Gene was a great brother and father to his five children. It made him happy to help people out and consistently donated to several charities. He just loved people and helping anyway he could. He always had a smile on his face.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his friend, Barbara Cameron, whom Gene loved dearly.

He is survived by his loving family; Five children, Amy Poulin, Heather, Lisa, James, and Gene Curless; eight grandchildren Gracie, Gabriella, Marcus, Marshall, Jonathan, Adelianne, Chelsea , and Brian Jr; brother, James Curless and wife, Phyllis, and their family; sister, Connie and her son, Kenneth her daughter, Stacie and their families; Sharon Moffat who he considered the love of his life and his friend Spike.

A special thanks of appreciation to all his neighbors in Levant for their friendship, kindness and caring over the years. He talked about and loved each of you.

A celebration of life will be held at a date and time to be announced.

Those who would like to remember Gene in a special way may make gifts in his memory to St Jude's Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or Anah Shrine Center, 586 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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Susan Wormell

Posted at 08:41am
First of all my deepest condolences to the family. I met Gene several years ago on the MT. Pleasant Road in Levant. Gene's bicycle had broken down and. I stopped to ask if he needed help or a ride home, as I had a truck and we immediately hit it off as a friendship. Over the last few years we visited off and on. I would stop and chat and he came over to get some wood I had offered to him. It's funny how you meet people and quickly develop a real friendship. My mom and I truly loved our visits with Gene. I looked forward to his Christmas card every winter. I liked Gene, he was a good friend who I will miss. The world was a better place with him in it. See you on the other side Gene. Gob bless
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Daniel Trembley

Posted at 06:04am
I had the pleasure of working with Gene for a few years in the Civil Engineering Squadron. He was always pleasant, very nice man. So sorry for your loss.
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Conny horton

Posted at 02:52pm
Our home burned down a few days after christmas when I was about7 years old, and gene being the young man who would become a great man handled it in his way. Woke us all up in early morning. Now if you dont know winters in maine, snow, and very cold. Well, little sister did not want to go out upstairs window.needless to say I did, with a nudge in my back. Cold, wet. But alive. He was an d always will be my hero..
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Mark Relford, LtCol, Ret

Posted at 01:56pm
I worked with Gene at the Air Guard. He was an uncomplicated man with a kind and cheerful demeanor, always pleasant. Salute, Gene.
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Linda Wiggin

Posted at 11:03am
Remembering Gene. I worked with him for years. I was very surprised to see he had passed. I knew I hadn't seen him go by for awhile. Gene was a very good hearted person. He would help anyone and everyone in any way he could. He will be missed by all that knew him. My sympathies to all the family. Linda
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