Bruce W Curtis
(1938 - 2014)

Bruce W Curtis

New York, United States of America
July 4, 1938

Hawaii, United States of America
July 4, 2014

Guest Book
You are still with us BC, always were and always will be....thanks for the memories and solid advice! With aloha, Georja
Georja Skinner
July 4th, 2016
Gone but never to be forgotten, a good man BC, damn good man. You made Mr. Marriott proud and were the "ALOHA" heart and soul of the MMR.
M. Monahan (Marriott and Hoaloha)
July 4th, 2016
I was a very young manager at the Marriott when BC took time to mentor and develop me. He was a very generous and kind man.
Marty Greene (Former Employee)
August 23rd, 2015
Aloha My friend, still thinking of you.

Maurice Jordan
July 6th, 2015
I'm returning to Hawaii for retirement and was trying to find BC. To my great disappointment I found that BC has has passed through this thoughtful memorial. Anne, Gold Bless and my prayers are with you. We loved BC and he will always have a special place in my heart along with all the Maui Marriott associates. He was a mentor , a friend, a supporter and was always there for anyone who needed advice or coaching. He was a class act and a great leader and role model for me. I always try to live up to his example of pure kindness. Today my heart is very heavy. Georja, , thank-you for your kindness in doing this as otherwise I would have never known.
Stan Brown (Friend and colleague )
January 27th, 2015
I was trying to locate my friend, Anne, and came upon Bruce's site. What a huge loss.
Anne, I am so, so sorry for your loss.
Bruce was a wonderful host during my two trips to Maui in the early 80s.I do not believe there was anything he could not do. Just like his wife.
I also knew Anne and Bruce when they lived in Napa. He certainly had the knack for the hospitality business.
I know he is and will continue to be terribly missed.
All my best, Kathy

September 23rd, 2014
I don't know Mr. Curtis but I can tell by the kind words he was well loved. Hawaii must have been like a paradise to him. It will be thrilling when John 5:28,29 is fulfilled. I hope I get the opportunity to meet up and tell him of all the kind words written about him. I hope that his friends and family find comfort in knowing God cares about the pain that you feel. Soon we will see the fulfillment of Rev. 21:3,4. And the pain of death will be done away with.
Michael Dawson
August 17th, 2014
Bruce was always smiling, friendly, and full of adventurous stories. He was more of an "Uncle" than a landlord. He was an active community member who really cared. We will miss him and our prayers and thoughts are with his family.
Mark Nifong (former lessee)
July 29th, 2014
Thank you for all of the lessons learned, kindness given, and stories shared. Your support will always be reflected upon and appreciated. How lucky are we to have known you? Words cannot truly explain! You will surely be missed, BC, but not forgotten.
Lisa Fenter (Former MMR Associate)
July 26th, 2014
Aloha to our dear friend BC and treasured family,
Looking forward to seeing that famous 'twinkle' in your eyes today while looking out to the ocean and hearing wonderful stories about how you touched so many and mentored more people than you ever knew.
We will 'break bread' in your honor and toast in having the joy of having you and your aloha in our lives. Much aloha, Carol (aka 'Hugs!'), Bob and the entire Tu'ua 'ohana. Xox
Carol Koepke and Bob Tu'ua (Friends / Marriott associ)
July 26th, 2014
Thank you BC for your friendship and enriching mine and many lives of others. As I look back as "Bones", I am so fortunate to have met and mentored by you for 17 years. You inspired me with your loyalty, positive attitude, respect and love for each associate. You are my shining star, awesome Capt. of the ship, our dad. You raised us well! A hui hou...
Tanya Cress (Former MMR Associate)
July 26th, 2014
BC was one of a kind. He led by example and taught us all so much. I will miss his humor, care and integrity. Rest in Peace, BC. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sandy Singleterry Lundborg (Former MMR Associate)
July 26th, 2014
"BC" will always be a part of the Maui Marriott Ohana.. We will miss his big smile and generous heart.. May his final "sail boat trip" be on calm waters. RIP .. you will always be in our hearts.
Debbie & Wayne Okada (Friend/coworker)
July 23rd, 2014
Rest in peace Mr . Curtis. You are now with our Lord and your new awesome home.
Tessie Tesoro Maquera
July 23rd, 2014
Having Bruce for my cousin was very rewarding. Always upbeat and ready with a story, he could transfix an entire room. We were born the same year and our mothers were twins. He had the ambition and personality to rise to the top of the hospitality industry and made many friends along the way, treating all with affection and respect. He was a colleague, a mentor, a friend and beloved family member. My daughter Jennifer and I loved our ”Cuz” and will miss him dearly.
Anne Fasbender (Cousin)
July 21st, 2014
Aloha oe, BC - Mahalo for being such a good listener, advice giver and friend to all whose lives you touched. Lahaina, especially, is a richer place for your dedication to our community and the countless hours you gave of your free time. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. A hui hou ...
Karee Carlucci (MMR contractor & LAC dire)
July 20th, 2014
Reading all of the wonderful sentiments on this page, it is clear that you touched so many lives BC. I will always remember you're big, sincere smile and wonderful laugh. Because of you, I succeeded in my career in Hawaii, and thanks to your believing in me, I felt nothing was impossible to achieve. Sail on fearless leader....until we meet again..Georja
Georja Skinner (Friend and colleague)
July 19th, 2014
Bruce always displayed his appreciation and aloha for his team. As his ad agency contact, I always admired his honest feedback and strong support of new ideas. He was a great teacher and friend.
Buck Laird (Ad Agency principal)
July 19th, 2014
I felt privileged when I got the call in 1981 to let me know I was named the Opening Executive Chef of the Legendary Maui Marriott Hotel this Dream started to become realty way back in Houston Texas were worked with Marriott.Right from the get go I knew I would be working with one of the best and finest GM Bruce Curtis not only in Marriott but also in our great Industry.To get along with BC was very easy the only thing you had to know was the interacting with people all the way BC would not spear a moment of energy to let everyone know how much he cared about them it was inspiring and accommodating to say the least a Man of his word and an endless Love for Maui and People which meant the world to him.He was the reason and instrumental I would survive the World of Political Corporate correctness!??if you know what I mean!! "Thank you Bruce for all you did for me " Rest in peace

God Bless,

Bernd " El Jefe " Mueller akka " Chefsky "
Bernd &Martha Mueller Mueller (Friends/ Chef)
July 19th, 2014
Absolutely Loved BC. Not only the great friendship but how much he taught me about the hotel industry and integrity. My thoughts a prayers to the family. As he will be missed and remembered often!
Kerry Norris-Kuhl (Carter Employee)
July 17th, 2014
Aloha Mr. Curtis. It was a joy and privilege to be on your team. I feel so blessed that in 1981 this girl from the Fiji Islands was given an opportunity to join the Maui Marriott and through your guidance and support I was able to go on to have a management career, that I still enjoy. You have left a legacy through all those who were able to serve under your leadership. I am a better person both professionally and personally for having known you. May the wind always be with you and may you sail with the angels. Much love, Margaret Laletin
Margaret Laletin (Former MMR Asociates)
July 16th, 2014
my thought and pray and condolence the family of BC rest and peace..!!!
Ernie Lung-gat (friend)
July 16th, 2014
As a charter associate, I feel blessed to have been welcomed by our BC. As a true leader, throughout the years he lead by example. What a great man! He touched us all and indeed made us feel proud to represent MMR.
Mr BC family; please know, BC Aloha Spirit will always be part of our lives.
God Bless
Malisa Courville
July 16th, 2014
My thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in peace BC. It was a pleasure to have opened the Marriott and worked for such a kind and caring person.
Janet Schell-Aiona
July 15th, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Worked at Maui Marriott on the opening crew from 1981-1985. BC made us a family. Truly a special person who will be missed. He helped those of us far from home and I will be forever grateful. I can also thank him for my career. As a 29 yr Marriott associate. Blessings to you!
Dana Ohmann
July 15th, 2014
Sail in peace my friend, thank you for giving your all and allowing me to be a part of Your legacy you leave behind...
Maurice Jordan (friend & coworker)
July 15th, 2014
Condolences to Anne. Ginger - Dad is coming for you!
Gary Marr (Friend)
July 15th, 2014
This is the memorial I set up for Bruce Curtis. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
Georja Skinner
July 14th, 2014
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"Aloha Old Friend. As you have for over three decades, you will remain fondly in my memories sailing off Maui and Molokai."
Melvin Warriner
August 9th, 2014
"Wishing you full sails,steady winds as you begin your new adventure with greater horizons beyond this earth. You are so very missed. Aloha, BC"
Carol Koepke Tu'ua
July 26th, 2014
"BC was always encouragement, full of energy, life and an abundance of care. His laugh will always be imbedded between my ears and heart as long as I shall live. Thank you for teaching, mentoring and for being a mast in our lives."
Robert Hudgins
July 23rd, 2014
"You were like a father figure to most of us. You’ve seen us grow and you’ve seen our families grow too. You’ve help us celebrate our milestones and failures too. You never judged us. Sure going to miss you calling me No-Nani. A hui hou BC!"
Nani Dapitan-Haake
July 22nd, 2014
"Boss, mentor, friend, sailing instructor, big brother as you could...your time in my life was when I needed it the most. You helped shape, then a young man into something when life was all just starting for me. Anchors aweigh my friend!"
Gary Marr
July 15th, 2014
"BC you inspired us all and I vow to live as you did; embracing the natural world around us, sharing the love and aloha that are the hallmarks of your life well lived. Sail on sailor, we shall look to your shining example of being the best you can be"
Georja Skinner
July 14th, 2014

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