Gerald “Jerry” Thomas CURTINDALE 1949 - 2012
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Jerry, 62, passed away suddenly October 1, 2012. Born October 15, 1949 and raised in West Seattle, WA, Jerry was a 1969 graduate of West Seattle HS.
He worked as an ASE Master Machinist for Heads Up Inc., Auburn, WA. His passion in his younger years was his AA Foreign Stock racing team, Libra Racing, as driver of the number 95 fastback and known as “Fireball.” Then he turned to classic car restoration and showing his truck “Orange Crush.” Soon to follow he started volunteering at the Hydroplane Museum and crewed for the Oh Boy Oberto and UL 9.
Jerry is survived by Alynn, his loving wife of 44 years; daughters, Wendy (Donn) and Stacey (Scott); grandchildren, Tanya, Timmy, Eric, and Cory; great-granddaughter, Taylie; many extended-family members and great friends.
A Celebration of Remembrance will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11am – 2pm at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 South 196th St., Kent, WA 98032. In lieu of flowers (due to allergies), donations may be made to Jerry’s favorite pastime, the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum (www.thunderboats.org).