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Fire Police Lieutenant
Age: 71
Year of Death: 2015

Curtis E. Nordsick Sr.

Wrightsville Steam Fire Engine & Hose Company No. 1 Fire Police Lieutenant Curtis “Curt” Eugene Nordsick Sr. passed away while serving in the line of his duties on the evening of Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Curtis E. Nordsick Sr. was born April 28, 1943, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Joshua Kennedy and the late Ethel Nordsick of Lancaster.

While serving his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he met his wife, Phyllis (Shoff) Nordsick, of Wrightsville. After his service in the Army, the two settled in the little town of Wrightsville, where they raised a family of six children, Deb Parker (Christopher), Curtis E. Jr., Robert “Buck” (Karen), Michelle, Shelly, and Bryan (Dory).

Curt’s skills and experience in the Army landed him a career as truck driver for Colonial Metals Company, where he retired in 2007 as the company’s traffic manager.

He was a dedicated family man and a tremendous grandfather to his ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Curt began his volunteer fire service career in October 1967 with the Wrightsville Steam Fire Engine & Hose Company No. 1. Curt selflessly served many communities as a fire police officer for the department and actively assisted with chicken barbeques, fundraisers, and community events. In 2008, Curt was recognized for having served 40 years of continuous service with the organization.

His service to the community influenced his grandson, Chad Livelsberger, to also volunteer, and Curt watched as Chad was appointed fire chief in 2012.

Curt was truly a pleasure to have around and was loved by all who knew him. We all hope to pass on Curt’s legacy of dedication and selfless service.

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  1. Curt was my dad. I am blessed to have had such a selfless man as my dad. Over the years I witnessed many selfless acts of kindness love and forgiveness from my dad. He is my hero.

    – DEB PARKER