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Offline Ty Marcucci

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Curtiss Comer
« on: February 03, 2018, 02:26:27 PM »
Just received word  that another club member has passed. Curtiss died two days ago. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's for some time. He was also a member of the Huntersville club. A quiet, very competitive modeler.
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Re: Curtiss Comer
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 03:18:38 PM »
Cuties was one heck of a nice guy. I enjoyed meeting him and talking with him many years ago. Yes, we have lost another amazing modeler and a great guy.

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Re: Curtiss Comer
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 03:30:36 PM »
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that. He was one of Watt Moore's best buddies. Maybe quiet but not the least bit dull, he was fun to talk to the couple of times I met him. And he sure loved those low pullouts. For years he always won first place in the Profile event. The last time I saw him fly(maybe 2014 or '15) he had a caller in the circle with him but his muscle memory was still as keen as ever.
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Re: Curtiss Comer
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 06:32:13 PM »
Curtis was was awarded the Carolina Spirit award a few years back for his dedication to our hobby. He served for many years as a member of the advisory board for the Huntersvulle flying field, club officer , judging , coaching and teaching new competitors how to compete in our event.
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Re: Curtiss Comer
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 12:13:35 PM »
  Gee what a loss! Curtiss was such a wonderful guy. Got to know him at some of the GA. contests years ago. He was a very good Expert flier! I'll miss him. Godspeed to his family,
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Re: Curtiss Comer
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 09:17:45 AM »
I am sorry to hear of Curtis's passing.  Curtis was a good friend and a great modeler, he will be missed.  I think the one thing that stands out to met about Curtis was how talented he was and how he would share his knowledge and experience with me.  For those of you who did not know, Curtis was an excellent Stunt flier, an excellent Pattern flier and also an accomplished motorcycle racer.  His obit does not really do him justice but if you go to the link below, you can sign his memory book, etc.

Godspeed Curtis

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http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Curtis-Eugene-Comer-105798253

Curtis was born on January 22, 1933 and passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
Curtis was a resident of Elora, Tennessee at the time of passing.
He was a veteran of the US Navy, was a former engineer for IBM and was of the Methodist faith.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Visitation is Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Burial will be held in Evergreen Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

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Re: Curtiss Comer
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 07:28:37 PM »
I will always cherish the times I spent with Curtis.  We are all better for having known him!!
Ray from Greensboro, North Carolina , six laps inverted so far with my hand held vertically!!! (forgot to mention, none level!) AMA# 902150

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Re: Curtiss Comer
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 02:48:58 PM »
I met Curtis at the Atlanta Stunt Contest in the 80 's , after that he taught me how to compete , how to coach , how to trim, all about good motor runs and most important , he taught me how to appreciate the event we call stunt .

We traveled to lots of contest together, VSC twice, AMA  Nationals  several times in the 90's , Many of the King Orange Florida tried, .. Even went on Vacations to Florida together .

Curtis took great Care of his Wife Margaret in her final years, as his son Curt took good care of him. He  enjoyed a long active life of Motorcycles, airplanes and bicycle and will be missed by all us that we're fortunate enough to call him friend
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Re: Curtiss Comer
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 12:04:51 PM »
At Field Of dreams a few years ago and at Tifton Ga stunt Contest
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Re: Curtiss Comer
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 01:49:30 PM »
Good pictures, thanks, Will.
Is that the Fanfare in the top pic, back and center?
And Curtis with his Sky Dancer in the bottom pic. Y'all built a few of those at the same time if I recall?
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