Curtis A. Stoldt, 64, of East Hampton, loving husband of Eileen (Sharkey) Stoldt, passed away on January 23, 2022 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his family due to complications from COVID-19. He was born in Southington, CT to Charles Sr. and Helene (Heintze) Stoldt and grew up in Granby, CT. Curt graduated from Granby Memorial High School in 1976. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX in 1980. Curt was a police officer with East Hartford Police Department for 30 years, retiring as a Lieutenant. He served many roles in the police department, but his passion was the detective division. Curt received numerous awards and commendations during his career, including the Medal of Valor and the 1999 Courage of Connecticut Award. He was a man of compassion, who’s insight and commitment to the truth made him exceptional in his service to many communities.
A survivor of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Curt found companionship amongst many. He was a dedicated friend and family man. He was most proud to be a father and shared a unique relationship with each of his daughters. He loved the outdoors, spending much of his free time off-roading in Jeeps, kayaking, hiking, and biking over the years. He successfully thru-hiked the Long Trail in 2014. Curt and Eileen have spent their retirement traveling the US in their RV with their dog, Oscar. His love for animals resulted in many pets, from cats and dogs to hermit crabs and fish. He could never turn down an animal in need, and by hand nursed young wildlife such as a skunk, raccoons, opossums, birds, and squirrels back to health before returning them to nature.
A devoted husband and a loving father, he will be dearly missed. Besides his wife, Eileen, he is survived by his daughters: Lindsay Stoldt, of Melrose, MA and Kelly Erin Stoldt of Hempstead, NY, a sister Valerie (Stoldt) Warren and her husband Christopher, of Cardiff, CA. Curt is also survived by his sisters-in-law Linda Henderson and Elizabeth Bidon, his niece Christy (Stoldt) Tweed and her husband Jesse, his nephews Kevin Henderson and his wife Courtney, Patrick Henderson, Craig Henderson, and Michael Bidon. He is also survived by his devoted dog, Oscar.
The Stoldt family extends their gratitude to the Hartford Hospital medical staff of the Bliss 10 Stepdown Unit and the 10th floor Cardiac ICU for their professionalism, compassion, and kindness. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the memorial service will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the CT Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org or to Protectors of Animals at www.poainc.org.
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