O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Curtiss D. Wilder

Mr. Curtiss D. Wilder, 80, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Salamanca, NY, died August 13, 2019 at Community Hospice, Jacksonville, FL.

Born June 13, 1939 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late William Wilder and Norma Brown Bentley.

Mr. Wilder attended Salamanca High School.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, stationed in Albuquerque, NM, Galveston, TX, Louisiana, and England.

Mr. Wilder was employed as a machinist at AMSSO in Jamestown, NY. He co-owned and operated W&W Construction with his son James. He had also been employed as an insurance agent for several years in the Olean/Salamanca area.

He attended the former Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Mr. Wilder enjoyed the outdoors, traveling with his family, and adored his grandchildren. He was a motorcycle enthusiast throughout his life and was associated with several motorcycle clubs.

Surviving are: four daughters, Mary (Timothy Griffin) Maynard, Cuba, NY, Diana (David) Landmeier, Phoenix, AZ, Sheila (Donald) Edwards, Jacksonville, FL, Cynthia (Michael Oakes) Wilder, Salamanca, NY; a son, James Wilder; twenty grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary (Clara) Wilder, Brocton, NY; two aunts, Marion Mealey, Bradford, PA, Jeanne Gaynor, Mountaintop, PA; an uncle, George Brown, Salamanca, NY; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Buddy.

He was predeceased by his uncle, John Brown, a great-granddaughter, Victorianna Greene, and a great-grandson, Gabriel Bruyer.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 1pm with Pastor Clara Wilder of Tri Church Parish, Brocton, NY, officiating.

Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Great Valley, NY.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.