John B. Curtis M.D.

November 11, 1909
- October 06, 2004

GREENSBORO, NC - John B. Curtis, M.D., 95, passed away peacefully Oct. 6, 2004, in Greensboro, N.C., where he was residing at Well Spring Retirement Community with his surviving sister, Grace R. Curtis and brother-in-law, James Buckner. Dr. Curtis was born in Danforth, Nov. 11, 1909, the son of Dr. Alton K. and Margaret Curtis. Dr. Curtis is also survived by his three children, Robert T. Curtis, Alton L. Curtis and daughter-in-law, Kay, and Mary and son-in-law, Larry Kennedy; and his grandchildren, John, Bob, and Donald Curtis, Jennifer Curtis Kulpa, Eric and Hilary Curtis, Stefanie and Chris Kennedy and step-grandchildren, Kim and Jenny Cobb; 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and their families. Dr. Curtis was predeceased by his wives, Elizabeth H. (Tompkins) Curtis, and Margaret H. (Holland) Curtis; and his two sisters, Muriel Curtis, and Ruth (Curtis) Buckner. Dr. Curtis was a graduate of Colby College and Tufts University School of Medicine. He took his internship in Rhode Island and then began his medical career that covered a 40-year span that began in Thomaston. He soon moved his practice to Brownville Jct. and then Milo. For a brief period he left Milo to serve as an Army physician in Maryland and Texas during World War II. After the war he resettled with his family and practice in Milo, where he was also the physician for the Piscataquis County schools and the Canadian & Pacific Railroad. He belonged to the Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge in Milo. In his semi retirement, he was a civilian doctor at a military clinic at McDill AFB in Tampa, Fla., and then he went on to do induction physicals for the Army in Clearwater, Fla., for several years. A service will be held 2 p.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at the cemetery, Damariscotta. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Month, contributions may be made in his memory to National Breast Cancer Foundation, One Hanover Park, 16633 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 600, Addison, TX 75001 or online at

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