Danvers — Mr. E. Curtis "Curt" Giles, 92, of Danvers, beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Teal) Giles, died Wednesday, January 9th, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, surrounded by his family.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Reuel E. and Gertrude Mae (Curtis) Giles.
Mr. Giles served in the United States Army during World War II with the Third Armored Division as a half-track driver in the 5 European Campaigns: Rhineland, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe and Normandy.
He began his professional career at the former Vulcan Electric in Danvers. He moved on to a long and prosperous career at Hotwatt of Danvers for over 30 years, Curt dedicated himself to his company and retired as Plant Manager.
A lifelong resident of the Town of Danvers, Curt was an active member of Amity-Mosiac Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Danvers. Mr. Giles had a true love of the out-of-doors enjoying gardening, hiking and boating. An avid skier into his eighties, he loved skiing in New England and Switzerland. He and Marge, his wife of 58 years, enjoyed many cross country trips and travels to Europe. Curt enjoyed times he spent with family and friends at the family cottage in Maine, always finding a new project to undertake. He will be deeply missed.
Curt is survived by his daughter Deborah Giles DeMarco and her husband Robert of West Newbury, his nephews, Aubert S. Giles Jr. and his wife Marie of Bonita Springs, Florida and Allen E. Giles and his partner Susan Houghton of Alton Bay, New Hampshire and several great nieces and nephews. He was the brother and brother-in-law of the late Aubert S. Giles Sr. and his wife Ruth Giles.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Saturday, January 12th, at 11:15 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Visiting hour prior to the funeral, from 10 to 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in Curt's memory to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts, 139 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuenralservice.com.