FREDERICK RALPH CURTIS Latham-Frederick Ralph Curtis, 82 of Latham, beloved husband of Carol (Piteras) Curtis, entered into eternal life on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at his home in Latham with his loving family at his side. Born in Greenwich, NY on June 10, 1939, he was the son of the late Ralph and Gladys (Beecher) Curtis. He graduated from Greenwich Central School in 1957, attended Syracuse University and graduated from SUNY Albany. He completed his graduate work at SUNY Albany and Syracuse and taught math for a year at West Irondequoit Middle School. Fred was a member of the Army Security Agency stationed in Germany from 1963 to 1966. Fred married his beloved wife, Carol, on June 20, 1970 at St. Michael's Church, Cohoes and the two have shared a beautiful marriage of over 51 years. He retired in 1995 after 28 years in the field of IT with the New York State Education Department. Fred was a talented artist who painted the scenery for dance recitals and for several years designed the scenery for Shaker Junior High School Theater Department. Fred was a longtime member of Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland where he was a two-time Senior Club Champion and had 6 holes-in-one to his credit. Fred and Carol were communicants of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by his loving children Krista (Kevin) Glynn and Pamela (Casey) O'Connor, his cherished grandchildren, Rileigh Glynn, Cadence Glynn, Jake O'Connor, and Casey Rose O'Connor, his sister Carolyn Fletcher, several nieces and nephews and loving family and friends. He was the loving brother-in-law of Joan (Stan) Kosek and Barbara (Gil) Ethier. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 1, 2021 at 11:00 am in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham with Pastor Geoffrey Burke officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday from 4-7 pm at Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd., 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fred can be made to the American Stroke Association. 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit www.dufresneandcavanaugh.com.