Eugene P. “Beaner” Curtis
March 30, 2021
Eugene P. “Beaner” Curtis was an incredibly strong, brave and admired man. On Tuesday March 30, 2021, with his daughters holding his hands, Beaner returned home to Heaven.
Born in Archbald on December 3, 1946, he was the beloved son of late Henry and Mary Dougher Curtis. Beaner was a devoted brother. He attended Archbald High School. From a very young age, Beaner was a hard worker. He began earning money from his Grandmother, doing all the chores and tasks she offered, and later became one of the Valley's most prominent milkmen. Beaner then took his love of people and service to the bar business which led him down a wonderful and joyous path.
He began his adventure in Olyphant, where he owned “The Well”. In 1983, he took his passion to Scranton to open the 'Wait-A-Minute' and for the past 33 years, he has been the very proud owner of “Beaner’s Wait-A-Minute Bar". Beaner loved having the bar and the people it would bring into his life. He loved to socialize and the bar was the perfect place. You could often find him talking about what was happening in town or up the line. Or find him running between tv’s during football season. But what brought the biggest smile when talking, or sometimes the biggest eye roll, was his daughters.
He was both a devout member of Christ the King Parish in Archbald and attendant of Mary Mother Of God Parish in Scranton. Church was often followed by long drives and many breakfast adventures with his pal, Yock, whom Beaner now joins to continue his adventures with, in Heaven. Anyone who knew him loved him and all considered him a friend. He touched so many lives and will be missed by all.
He is survived by his two daughters, Bryanna and Toni Curtis. Four sisters, Barbara Sidlauskas and husband David; Mary Dolph and husband Thomas; Margaret “Peggy” Farina and husband Gary; Judy Gilroy and husband Gutz. Two brothers Jack Curtis and wife Peggy; Robert “Herbie” Curtis and partner Betty Ann. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. His bonus families, including former spouse Ann Marion, her family and the Pappalardos.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Gerald “Moe” Curtis and an infant brother Tommy Curtis. A niece, Mary Collette Sullivan and a nephew, David Sidlauskas. Also many, many buddies who were all waiting for him with a cigar, a Windsor and his next bet.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial in Christ the King Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7pm at Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church St. Archbald, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his most pledged charity, St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 in honor of Beaner.
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