Willard A. Curtis, 62, of Pittsfield passed away at home Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Willard was born Nov. 11, 1955, the son of the late Willard R. Curtis and Janet Markham Curtis. He grew up in Ashley Falls and graduated from Mount Everett Regional High School in Sheffield. He was a member of the APA amateur pool circuit and competed locally and nationally, and loved riding his motorcycle and went to many bike rallies with friends. He had a passion for his plants both inside and out. He worked at Rising Paper Company in Housatonic for many years and later owned and operated the Tavern in Pittsfield.
He leaves his son Justin VanAlphen and wife Ella of Old Lyme, Connecticut; a sister, Holly Smith, of Greenville, North Carolina; and a brother, Trevor A. Curtis, of Ashley Falls. He also leaves three nephews and a great-nephew. He was predeceased by his mother and father and a sister, Heide Curtis.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Willard A. Curtis Memorial Fund through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to the family, visit http://www.finnertyandstevens.com.