USAF veteran graduated from Melrose High

Published in the June 24, 2016 edition

Curtin-obit-webLAS VEGAS, Nev. — Thomas E. “Tom” Curtin, 60, of Las Vegas, Nev. and formerly of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 11.

Tom was born in Medford on Aug. 30, 1955, to the late Charles B. and Joan A. (Dwyer) Curtin. Tom graduated from Melrose High School in 1973. From there he went on to join the United States Air Force. After serving four years, he resided in Las Vegas where he worked for Boyd Gaming as the slot technical manager for over 20 years.

It was all about family with Tom. He was a loving and devoted father to his two sons. He enjoyed spending time with them as well as his two grandchildren. He was an excellent cook and was known for his famous “Boston Sandwiches.” He always enjoyed his trips back to Massachusetts to visit family and that would always include a few visits to Sub Villa for a large Italian submarine sandwich.

He was an avid Boston sports fan. He enjoyed gloating about the “City of Champions” to all of his co-workers (especially those from New York). His office was decorated with lots of Boston sports memorabilia.

Tom is survived by his two sons, Brenden P. and Shawn J. Curtin, both of Las Vegas. He was the brother of Daniel J. Curtin and his wife Debbie of Georgia, Judith A. Corso and her husband Kevin of Melrose, Brian C. Curtin and his wife Mary of North Reading and Ellen M. Vervaeke of Dunstable. He is also survived by two grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions can be made in Tom’s name to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial CO 80112.