Curtis Edward Lather
Bay City, Michigan
Curtis Edward Lather, 85, loving husband of 45 years, father and grandfather, passed
away peacefully Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Bay City, Mi. Curt was born on May 9, 1927
to Edward G. and Blanche M. (Curtis) Lather in Muskegon, Mi. He spent his formative
years in Traverse City, graduating from Traverse City High School.
He served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Using the GI Bill to
earn a Bachelors Degree in English from Central Michigan University, he put his love of
knowledge to good use as a librarian. Curt later worked as Executive Director of the Bay
City Education Association and Uniserve Director for the Michigan Education
Association representing Saginaw area teachers and staff. He served three terms as
Commodore of the Bay City Yacht Club (1992-1994). In his later years, he became an
avid golfer and was looking forward to beginning another season. Curt's annual 4th of
July barbecue and silent fireworks event was eagerly anticipated by friends and family
His love of life and sailing and passion for fairness and equality touched many lives. He
walked the road of tolerance, thoughtfulness, compassion, and empathy. He eschewed
greed, rejected prejudice, and resisted the rawer temptations, but was never afraid to try
everything else that life offered.
Curt is survived by his wife, LeRoyce; his son, Judd; his daughter, Brooke; Judd's wife,
Tuyet; their daughter, Anya; their soon to be born son; and his sister Blanche (Lather)
Breithaupt. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Edward Lather.
Respecting Curt's wishes, there will not be a funeral or memorial service. A celebration
of life is planned for the summer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial
contributions may be made to the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association
(www.sbcsa.org) or the Bay County Public Libraries (www.baycountylibrary.org).
Arrangements entrusted to Squires Funeral Home, 211 N. Henry Street Bay City, MI 48706 www.squiresfuneralhome.com