Alexander Russell Cureton

August 5, 1939 - December 14, 2007

08/05/1939 - 12/14/2007

Past Services

Monday December 17, 2007
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Virginia Beach

Alexander Russell

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Nancy Ruben
8 years ago

Dear Daddy:

I really canâÄôt believe that I am writing this letter to you now. It is so hard to say goodbye. I am so overwhelmed with everything that has happened over the last months that I donâÄôt know how to say all the things that are in my heart. There are so many things I want to tell you so I will just try to do the best that I can.

First of all, I want you to know how much I love you. I love you more than any words could ever express. You are the best father that anyone could ever hope for. I canâÄôt ever remember a time that you werenâÄôt there for me or for mommy. You were our solid rock that was never shaken. For that I am forever grateful

I will never forget all of the special memories that we shared. It is going to be so hard not to have you here this Christmas. You loved Christmas so much and you always made it so special for me. Thank you for all the Christmas EveâÄôs you stayed up late to put together my toys.

I want you to know how proud I am of you. You fought so hard with this cancer. I hated to see you go through so much pain. You were so strong. You kept doing so much when you should have been resting. I am so glad you were able to keep up the fight long enough to meet Hannah. I know how proud you were that I was pregnant with Hannah. DonâÄôt worry about Hannah. Hannah will know you because I am going to tell her about you everyday of her life. She will love her Poppy.

I know you are worried about Mommy. DonâÄôt. I will take good care of her.

Thank you for telling me about Jesus. Because of you and mom, I know that I am going to see you again someday in Heaven. I know that you are having such a wonderful celebration right now with Jesus and I know that you are out of pain. IâÄôm just selfish because I want you here with me. I want to hug you, kiss you, and look into your eyes and tell you I love you. I want to call you before I go to bed and say good night. I already miss these things so much. I just wish I could see you again here on earth. But I know that someday we will be together again and that brings me peace.

I love you so, so, very much Dad. You are gone but will never be forgotten. I canâÄôt wait until we meet again. I will always be your little girl. I love you Daddy.

Love always,

Your little girl

Laura Meszaros
8 years ago

He was such a caring man, that lead a full life. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. Love you Nancy!

Laura Meszaros
8 years ago

He was such a caring man, that led a full life. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. Love you Nancy!

Paul Bickford
8 years ago

I have known Nancy for a long time and am sure that she gets her strength and conviction from her father. Seeing the bond they shared and her terrible grief with his loss, shows me that we mustn’t take for granted a single minute with those we care about.

janis cureton
8 years ago

I know that my big brother is “resting high on that mountain” now, but I miss him not being here with us. I wish I could have spent more time with him and helped him fight his battle with cancer. I know his legacy and spirit will live on through Hannah forever!

Will King
8 years ago

I share Jack Dittrick’s praise for Russ Cureton’s outstanding professionalism. I was on the staff at the time when Russ worked with Jack in Vice Admiral Sanderson’s office. The “Master Chief” was a great help to me. Russ and I were the same age and both graduated from high school the same year. As an example of his sense of humor not always subtle, but always respectful he never missed the opportunity to remind me that he was senior to me–two months in age, and also in rank, since I was just a Captain. Russ was quick to let me know when Nancy became a school teacher. He was immensely proud of her and that she is a wonderful teacher.

Erin FitzGerald
8 years ago

I was lucky to have known you. You were a wonderful man who cared for his family with all his heart. I know that you will be looking over Nancy, Suzanne, Ross and little Hannah. You will be missed.

8 years ago

I’m very envious. I too lost my father, but I did not have as much love in my family as you did. Ross Cureton seemed like the type of father I would have liked to have had. You should feel blessed for having such as loving father

8 years ago

I’m very envious. I too lost my father, but I did not have as much love in my family as you did. Russ Cureton seemed like the type of father I would have liked to have had. You should feel blessed for having such as loving father, Nancy. I share with your family a pride in a father’s sense of duty and honor. My prayers are always with you.

Judi and John Ink
8 years ago

It has been our pleasure to know Russ since our son Ross fell in love with his daughter Nancy. What a wonderful gentleman. We will always remember his corny jokes at our Thansgiving and Christmas dinners. We are saddened by his loss.

Robin Meents
8 years ago

Mr. Cureton’s life and love will live on through his family and friends. Jesus promises us that he who believes will have everlasting life in John 6:47. It is comforting to know that he is in Heaven with Jesus and is cancer free!! Love to all.

Lori Watson
8 years ago

Mrs. Ruben

I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I remember meeting him for the first time him at your class christmas party in 2005. I remember talking to him at your cookout in Aug 2006. He is such a sweet person, I enjoyed my conversation with him. I know he had to be so PROUD when Hannah was born. The good thing is that you know for sure now that he is not in pain. My prayers are with you, Ross, Hannah your mom and your whole family. I am sooo sorry, he will definetly be missed.

Kendall Bradshaw
8 years ago

Nancy and family,

I know you will miss your father greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Know I love you and wish you peace.


Jenny Murray
8 years ago


That was so touching that I couldn’t help but to find myself crying. You could tell by the pictures how much you loved your father and it’s awful that he is no longer here, but live in the kowledge that he is in Heaven, a great place and that he is happy and be glad that he got to see Hannah when she was born. I’m sure he was so proud to have such a beautiful grandchild. I know you miss him but think of the good times and what you shared with him and he will always be in your heart. I luv ya and glad you came into my life.


Vera-Allison Short
8 years ago

Nancy, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your dad was a sweet and wonderful man. He will be sorely missed.

jane jones
8 years ago

Our God is a God of order and not of chaos. As a recent widow myself I can certainly understand your separation from Russ, Suzanne. What I do know is that Russ Cureton would want nothing less than for you, Nancy, and the others to continue on your path of believing that God makes no mistakes, he is who he says he is -and he will do what he says he’ll do for us. I’m living proof. We must go about our assignments here on this earth. God has given each of us if we belong to him a gift at our conversion to edify him and his kingdom. Russ is in his mansion and would not return if he could. He taught you and Nancy well. Remember what he taught you and you will have always be near to him. He would want nothing less.

Until He Comes –

The Aebel's
8 years ago

Our hearts go out to you and your family. We watched the wonderful video tribute-you were blessed-he looked like a wonderful man and he had a wonderful daughter. With deepest sympathy. Terri, Troy, Mariah, Alyssa and Amanda

AJ Boone
8 years ago

Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. Please know that if ìGod brings you to it, he will always bring you through it.î May you always have a rainbow of smiles on your face and in your heart forever and ever!

You are forever in my thoughts and prayers. In addition, may God Continue to Bless and Keep you. This is our prayer.

Jack Dittrick
8 years ago

Russ and I served together on the staff of the Deputy Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet in the early 80’s. Hard working and dedicated, Russ was the consummate professional. He had a wonderful sense of humor and his detailed knowkedge and love of the Washington Redskin was legendary. I feel most fortunate and honored to have known Russ and to have worked with him. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss.

Sarah and Anthony Hinds
8 years ago

Russ, Thank you for helping to create a wonderful world and giving such love and honor to it. Your love of life, knowledge and family will live on through Nancy and now through Hannah.

Nancy and Suzanne, you and your families are in our prayers and will always be!

With much love ~ Sarah and Anthony

8 years ago

Sorry for the lost. Our Father puts no more on us than we can bear. Our Russ is in a better place and we will see him again.

John Panneton
8 years ago

Thank you for his friendship, semper fi

from a Marine

Monique and Tony Taylor
8 years ago

To Suzanne and Nancy,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were sad to hear of your loss, but we know the angels are rejoicing ! We take comfort as do you, that there is no more pain or discomfort. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love to you.

8 years ago