Captain Richard L Curtis

May 16, 1935 – Mar 1, 2018

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 Retired Western/Delta Capt.Richard L Curtis passed away on March 1, 2018 at the age of 82. Captain Curtis joined Western Airlines on 08-29-1966 and retired with Delta Airlines in 1994. He was based in Los Angeles then Seattle before he retired. He is survived by his wife Nadya and favorite flight attendant (as he used to say), his two daughters and son-in- law’s, his two grandchildren, his brother and sister in law, his brother in law in Texas & sister in law in Florida, countless nieces and nephews and many friends he made throughout his flying career and after he retired.  Services will held on Monday March 12, 12:30 PM at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.


lloyd curtis
oroville, wa
Apr 24, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Dicks ob was in the Wenatchee

paper this past weekend. I tried to phone Bob, but

his phone is not listed. Dick loved flying I know.

You must have lots of wonderful Memories!!!

Lloyd Curtis

Send me Bobs phone # please.

Shannon Brzoska
Seattle, WA
Mar 13, 2018

Nadya, heartful condolences to you. Thinking of you.

Dick, you surely will be missed by many

Fly on with the Eagles.

Suzanne M Grubb
Burien, WA
Mar 12, 2018

What a beautiful service. Tahoma National always provides a meaningful & respectful service. Loved the Pastor's singing voice & his heartfelt words. I knew Richard must have been an amazing man to be married to such a lovely women.

You are in my prayers & hope that especially after today that you can feel your community of friends embracing you even when physically you may be alone.

Diane Wilkie
Sheridan, Wy
Mar 12, 2018

Dearest Nadya, time has separated us but I'll always remember Dick as the great guy he was and my heart hurts for you comforted knowing how truly deeply he loved you. May the memories of the wonderful times sooth you in this time of grief.

Luisa Bangs
DesMoines, WA
Mar 12, 2018

My dearest Nadya,

I send prayers and comfort in this time of sadness. I know you have been through quite a bit over the last year.

Know you are not alone and that your extended DesMoines family is here for you.

I am just a text or phone call away.

Warmly, Luisa

Dan Kritsonis
Federal Way, WA
Mar 11, 2018

One day over about two years ago I met Dick at my local Starbucks. I would see him about twice a week and we would sit and chat about all kinds of things. He was a very special person to me and he will be dearly missed.

Burien , WA
Mar 10, 2018

It was such a pleasure to get to know you was only for a short time and Iím sad to hear of Dickís passing. He will always be larger than life, a truly remarkable soul! Prayers to you dear Nadya.

Janie Dymond
Puyallup , WA
Mar 9, 2018

Rest in peace Uncle Dick.... You always had such great stories to share, I loved hearing about all your adventures over the years.

John Marshall
Mission Viejo , CA
Mar 9, 2018

Rest in pease, you will be missed, Your flying buddy.

John @ Janet Marshall

Jack & Barbara Fischer
Cotopaxi, Co
Mar 9, 2018

Our condolences. We had many good times together over the past 50 or so years. Good memories.

Wenatchee, WA
Mar 9, 2018

It was an honor to know and love you dear uncle. You were a giant of a man to me. I know there is a party in heaven to welcome you home. I'll miss you.

Ron & Amy Bickerstaff
Burien, Wa
Mar 8, 2018

Our Deepest Condolences

Rest In Peace Dick, you will be missed by many.

Mary and George Siracuse
Federal Way, WA
Mar 8, 2018

We will miss you, Dickie! Thank you for all the wisdom, love and laughter. I learned how to catch a fish and ski better because of you. Love, Mare Mare & Georgie

Bill and Mary Scharf
Burien , WA
Mar 8, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss.

Sandra Johnson
Renton, WA
Mar 7, 2018

God Speed Captain Curtis. I hope your "final flight" is a smooth ride. You had a beautiful life. Rest in peace. I will see you on the other side..

Love, Daughter Number 2!

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