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Curtis Lake





Curtis Lake

Jul. 27, 1950 - Jun. 9, 2005

Curtis Lake Jr., "Poe Lake", of Toledo, Ohio, was born in Memphis, Tenn., on July 27, 1950, and died on June 9, 2005, after an arduous eighteen-month battle with cancer.

 Curtis is survived by his devoted wife and supportive partner of 14 years, Eileen J. Mitchell-Lake of Toledo, Ohio. Curtis will be sincerely missed by his son, Marcus Lake (Blanch Reed) of Olathe, Kan., and granddaughters Mia and Marissa; daughter Quantina Lake (Cora Jackson) of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and grandchildren, Jakkar, Darija and Markus; son Curtis Lee of South Bend, Indiana, and his two daughters; stepchildren, Michelle (Tony) Peace of Sylvania, Ohio, and grandchildren Anthony, Charlene, Chelsey, Jacob, Jenna and Maxx "D"; Liana (Jay) Carr of Rossford, Ohio, and grandsons Jared and "Baby Boy" Carr; Shawn (Dustin) Kiszella, Sylvania, Ohio; and granddaughter, Kierstin and "Baby" Kiszella; Christopher Campbell of Toledo, Ohio; sister-in-laws Donna Mitchell-Afsar of Aliso Viejo, California, and Luanne (Rodney) Willaims, Sylvania, Ohio; nieces Jolle' (Rapheal) rojos, Aliso, Viejo, and November Williams; nephew Aaron Williams; great-niece Sohaela Rojos; father-in-law, Charles R. Mitchell of Toledo, Ohio; aunt June Terry and his Doberman "Maxx".

Curtis is preceded in death by his father, Curtis Lake Sr., brother, Sam Lake and mother-in-law, Jacqueline Mitchell.

Curtis will be remembered for his passion to enjoy life and family times, his notorious ability to Bar-B-Q ribs and love of food, spirits and fun. Curtis had a penchant for music and spent many hours enjoying his favorite selections of Jazz and R&B. Curtis was an avid fan of basketball and in his youth known for his skill and ability to win a game while attending LaSalle High School in South Bend, Indiana. The many miles on the road as a trucker did not lessen his care and concern for his family's needs and happiness. Curtis had an exceptional way about him to bring humor, warmth, elation and devotion to those around him with his charm, rakish expression and in vogue sense of style. Curtis' earthly presence will be dearly missed by his wife, Eileen and family, but his place in our lives and hearts not forgotten. "Goodbye my friend, goodbye my 'PawPaw', we all love you!"

Visitation and services are "by invitation only", RSVP (419)535-5456. Donations in Curtis' memory can be made to The American Cancer Society. Thank you to the competent and caring staff at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center for keeping Curtis with us these last 18 months. Every minute was cherished!


03/17/2021 DEC

South Bend Tribune

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