Harris L. Curtis ’56 died on November 26, 2013, in Portland, Maine.
He was born in Portland on May 19, 1934, the son of the late Dr. Harry L. Curtis ’20, and graduated from Portland High School. He was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. He served to private first class in the Army and was awarded a Good Conduct medal. Upon discharge from the Army in 1958, he began a twenty-seven-year career as a research chemist at the Polaroid Corporation, where he is credited with patents relating to the development of the company’s color film. After retiring from Polaroid, he returned to Maine and for a number of years was employed at the Federal Court House and U.S. Custom House. He was an active member of Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Madeleine Lucas Curtis; daughter Betsy Gamrat; son Harry L. Curtis; four grandchildren; and sister Ruth C. Joy. He was predeceased by sister Dorothy Salim.