Curtis “Curt” Michael Morales was born on October 31, 1951 in San Francisco, CA. He made his departure from this earth on January 14, 2024, at the age of 72, due to unexpected complications from surgery after what started as a minor ailment.
Curt is survived by his loving wife, Laura and her daughter Hailee, his children Maren Thompson and her husband Greg Thompson and Greg “Gogy” Morales and his wife Alejandra Perez, his grandchildren Maya and Loryn Thompson and grand-dog Neska Perez-Morales. He is also survived by his two brothers Robert “Bob” Morales and his wife Shirley and Michael “Mike” Morales and his husband Brian Hubbard. In addition, he is survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews; Chrystal Jost and husband Michael, Charlie Morales and wife Tanya and Bobby Morales. We would be remiss to not mention there are also several uncles, aunts, cousins and friends Curt leaves behind. Curt is preceded in death by his father Charles “Chuck” Morales, mother Esther Morales, and niece Sarah Morales.
Curt grew up in San Francisco and attended Catholic schools throughout his education, graduating from Sacred Heart High School. He then met his first wife Pam, and lived several places in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area and finally settled in El Cerrito where they had their two children. During this time of raising children and working Curt got his certificate in IT support to begin a new more lucrative career. While the union between Curt and Pam ended, this opened the door to new and happier times in mid-life and beyond.
Curt’s new career in IT and life on his own flourished. He loved the SF Bay Area and while sometimes they frustrated him, he loved his sports teams the SF Giants, SF 49ers and the Golden State Warriors. He loved to spend time with people at various local watering holes watching his teams, he loved his BMWs, he loved that his kids were doing well in their careers and lives and most importantly he found new love in his life with Laura. Curt and Laura shared a longtime friendship. Over the years they became each other's confidants, supporting one another through life’s ups and downs. In time they realized what they shared was more than just friendship and were married.
While Curt moved to Arizona to settle with Laura, he never forgot about his children or grandchildren in California. His house was full of their photos and the time he spent with them was priceless. Curt definitely left this life too soon and his love for his family will be cherished and never forgotten.
A future celebration of life will be planned and held in California. Details will be distributed to family members and friends at a later date.