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Richard D. Curtis

September 11, 1942 - May 10, 2023
Visitation
Kish Funeral Home
10000 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-924-3333 | Map
Tuesday 5/16, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vigil Service 5:00 p.m.

Service
St. Thomas More Church
8501 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-836-8610 | Map
Wednesday 5/17, 10:00 am
Cemetery
Memory Lane Memorial Park
6305 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
219-322-2050 | Map
Wednesday 5/17

Richard D. Curtis, age 80 of Munster, IN passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 35 years, Maureen S. Curtis. He is survived by his two loving daughters, Diane (William) Hamrick and Suzanne Curtis; one loving son, Brian (Jackie) Curtis; one loving grandson, NoahContinue Reading

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Riad Mohamed left a message on June 5, 2023:
Another photo of Mr. Curtis taken in Salt Lake City, UT in November 2022. We were attending the ASME Rail Transit Vehicle Standards Committee meeting at the Stadler offices.
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Riad Mohamed left a message on June 5, 2023:
My condolences to the bereaved family. Attached is a photo of Mr. Curtis taken in Salt Lake City, UT in November 2022. We were attending the ASME Rail Transit Vehicle Standards Committee meeting.
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Brian Ley left a message on May 16, 2023:
I had the pleasure of knowing Dick for the past 20 years or so. He was a soft spoken, knowledgeable man who knew his craft extremely well. As much as I knew and respected Dick as an Engineer, I respected him even more for the caring and considerate way in which he conducted himself. He was patient and generous with his time and knowledge. As a Big 10'er myself (PSU '90) I loved talking college football with Dick. He was the biggest Boilermaker fan I've ever known. I really can't say enough about Dick. I do know that he will be missed and everyone who was fortunate enough to know him is better for it! Rest in peace, my friend.
CHS EPIC Team left a message on May 15, 2023:
The CHS Epic Team extend our Deepest Sympathy with Special Thoughts and Prayers to your family.
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Momoko Tamaoki left a message on May 15, 2023:
Dear Curtis Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Dick's passing. He was a brilliant engineer and wonderful person, and I am so lucky that I had the chance to work with him and get to know him. I'll always remember Dick's big smiles and kind voice. I will miss his hand-written Christmas cards, too. I'll be thinking of you during this difficult time.
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Casey Skinner left a message on May 15, 2023:
Dick was a really great and good man and the definition of a gentleman. I always looked forward to seeing him when our paths crossed for work.   One evening after a meeting while at dinner, he told me that his father was an engineer and that his father’s train used to come by Dick’s childhood home. When Dick was a boy, he would wait outside for his father’s train to come, and his father would wave to him from the cab of the locomotive. Dick created a HO scale train scene with his father’s train coming by a house, with a little boy standing next to the house watching and waving.   I’ll miss him a lot.
Jordan Reynoldson left a message on May 15, 2023:
We will always remember Dick coming into design reviews with full size paper copies of the design package which he preferred to review on paper! He was a very bright man and a gentle soul that will be missed.Jordan
Martin Schroeder left a message on May 15, 2023:
Dick was the kind of engineer, all engineers wish they could be. He looked at the details and used his vast experience to point us in the right direction. But greeting him at a meeting was the best. I always looked forward to seeing Dick because smiles were all around and I felt the connection with him right away. Dick was a friend to many and the consummate engineer who left his mark on our industry. We are saddened by his loss, but we will remember him and the lives he touched.Martin
Brenden Policarpio left a message on May 15, 2023:
Dear Curtis family, I’d like to share our deepest condolences for your loss. Dick was truly a gentleman, was a pleasure to be around, and a great engineer. He’s left a lasting impact on many of our projects and many of our lives. He always had a smile on his face and provided insightful conversation, leaving the room in a happier place than he found it. My thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times.Brenden
Al Jones left a message on May 14, 2023:
You graduated from Purdue a year ahead of me but we met in Vietnam. You were a very generous and special friend. RIP.
Anonymous left a message on May 14, 2023:
You were a special friend. We have so many memories to cherish. May God comfort you and your family.Al and Rhea Jones
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Anonymous left a message on May 13, 2023:
Our heartfelt condolences to the Curtis Family.
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John & Marianne Frost left a message on May 13, 2023:
We were really saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. Like ourselves he was a big fan of both Pat Dailey and Jimmy Buffett and we really enjoyed going to many concerts with him over the years. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to all of the Curtis family.
Nicole left a message on May 13, 2023:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Much love and thoughts and prayers.
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Caltrans Family left a message on May 12, 2023:
Dick was a friend to many and the great engineer who has left a lasting impact on our projects. Our prayers are with you in these difficult times.
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A tree was also planted in memory of Richard Curtis
Debbie DuVall left a message on May 12, 2023:
I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Curtis. We served together on a rail project and he was an amazing man and so knowledgeable. He will be greatly missed by so many. My condolences to his family.
Capital One - Kohl's Team left a message on May 12, 2023:
Diane, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.
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Bill Saddler left a message on May 12, 2023:
My condolences to the Curtis family from a business colleague of Dick’s for many decades. God Bless and RIP Dick. ⛪️
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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