Obituaries for January 25 – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

George Darwin Curtis, 93, of Honomu, died at home on January 16. Known as “the Godfather of the Tsunamis,” he has been an Associate Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Hawaii, Scientific Advisor to the Pacific Tsunami Museum and President of the Tsunami Society, Squadron Commander of the Civil Air Patrol, Board Member of the American Red Cross Hawaii, President of the UH Chapter Sigma XI and Senior Chairman at the Hawaii Section Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Memorial service Friday (January 28) at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St. in Hilo. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife Sandra Curtis; sons, Ted (Nan) Curtis and Paul Curtis; daughters, Carol (Sid) Curtis Buckingham and Ann (Jim) Curtis Moore; brother, Lawrence Curtis; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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