Byron William Curtis was born to the late Dorothy Brown and Theodore Curtis on April 26, 1939.
Byron received his education in the Pittsburgh Public School System where he graduated from Westinghouse High School. Byron went on to secure a position at the Top of the Triangle Restaurant, where he obtained Sous-Chef status, retiring after many years of service.
The second oldest of six children, Byron loved his family, good food and brought joy with his ongoing sense o humor; bowling was his favorite past time and as an avid bowler he participated in many leagues: he also enjoyed going to the casino and entertaining family and friends.
Byron and his wife, Gertrude Broxton sustain a loving relationship of 50 years, wherein they raised their daughter, Shirley Swinton.
Byron was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Curtis and his sister Jaqueline Curtis.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Gertrude Broxton; daughter Shirley (Andre) Swinton: grandson Jamal Lane; great grandson Jamal Lane Jr.; sisters Joan Curtis and Sandra Slaughter; brother LaSalle Brown; sister in law Regina Brown; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.