Curtis Howard Francis of Westbury, died October 2, 2017 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Northport. He was 70 years old.
Born in Greenport on April 25, 1947 to Alma and William Francis, he attended school in both Laurel and Mattituck.
From 1965 to 1969, he served in the United States Air Force. Upon his honorable discharge, he went to work for Grumman and Fairchild as a jet engine mechanic.
Shortly after leaving the military he soon married Linda Francis and had one daughter Bernadette Francis Miles.
Predeceased by his brother George, he is survived by his wife and daughter, his daughter-in-law Jill Miles, his brother Dennis Francis of Flanders, his aunt Georgianna Francis, his special friend Gail Boyd, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
Homegoing services were held on Monday, October 9 at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Marvin Dozier. Interment with U.S. Air Force honors was at Calverton National Cemetery.