Curtis Edward Lather


Birth: May 9th, 1927
Death: April 6th, 2013
Age: 85 years
Residence:Bay City
Survived By: 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.
Affiliations: 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 alike. 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.
 
Served In: Navy
Years Served: 1945 - 1946
 

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

alike.

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



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