Damaris Lee (Pask) Curtis

By Orleans Hub Posted 10 April 2020 at 8:48 am

Damaris Curtis

Mrs. Damaris Lee (Pask) Curtis, 77, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away April 8, 2020.

Damaris was born April 4, 1943 to the late H. Clifford and Ellen Pask. She grew up in Medina alongside her identical twin sister, Dianne. She graduated from Medina High School in 1961 and went on to pursue higher education. She studied mathematics at the State University of New York at Buffalo and was a member of Chapter AA of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Damaris earned a Bachelor of Science and then continued her studies at Buffalo State Teachers College. In 1967, Damaris earned a master’s degree in education, which led to her longtime career as a math teacher.

Damaris married Airman Ernest T. Curtis, of LeRoy, on July 1, 1967. She began her teaching career at North Tonawanda High School. She also taught at Medina High School for a few years. Ernest’s service in the Air Force led Damaris to teach classes in electronic principles to airmen at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois. The couple returned to civilian life with Ernest’s honorable discharge in 1971. Damaris resumed teaching math at Alexander Central School. In 1974, Damaris became a mother to her beloved daughter, Melissa. Damaris spent a total of 26 years teaching mathematics in New York. She retired from education in 1996. In 1998, Damaris and Ernest moved to Port Orange, Fla. to enjoy retirement by the ocean. After several years in Florida, the couple relocated to Fayetteville to be closer to family.

Damaris loved the Lord and was a longtime member of Evergreen Church in Peachtree City, Ga. She enjoyed the church as well as the many friends she made there. She considered herself a “professional grandma” and devoted much of herself to her four grandchildren. She could often be found attending one of their soccer matches, basketball games or cheerleading events. Damaris was quiet and bashful. She was completely honest and incapable of telling a lie. She had a green thumb and enjoyed her flower gardens. Damaris will be dearly missed by her family and many friends, who take comfort knowing that she is now in Paradise with her Lord and Savior.

Damaris is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ernest Theodore Curtis Jr. of Fayetteville; daughter, Melissa “Missy” Lynne (Allen) Leonard of Peachtree City; grandchildren, Curtis Michael Leonard, Ansley Christine Leonard, Zoe Louise Leonard and Preston Theodore Leonard; and sister, Dianne Lynne (Francis) Domoy of Oakfield.

A memorial service will be held in Damaris’ honor at Evergreen Church at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Evergreen Church, Southwest Christian Care Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City GA 30291; or to a charity of your choice.