Curtis "Curt" William Aho, 67, of Virginia Beach, VA, ended his valiant eight-year battle with a rare cancer on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He pursued every treatment option of his incurable cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) until his last moments.
A proud and devoted husband for 40 years, he will be greatly missed by the love of his life, his best friend, and caregiver Sarah Elizabeth Echols Aho, along with their caring and loving only son Michael Curtis Aho of McLean, VA.
He was born in St. Louis County, Duluth, MN on August 4, 1950, to the late William August Aho and Thelma Harriet Hassell Aho. He was also preceded in death by his sister Kimberly Ann Aho Hudrlik.
Curt graduated from Rosemount High School in Rosemount, MN (1968) and attended Mankato State University (September 1968 – December 1969) in Mankato, MN. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1970 and, before being honorably discharged in 1976, he served on the USS Mitscher as Petty Officer Second Class (E5) communications group supervisor of the OE Division, Operations Department. He later graduated Cum Laude from Trident Technical College (March 1987) in Charleston, SC with an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology, Electronics.
Curt had a successful 38-plus year career with BAE Systems and retired in 2014. He enjoyed life to the fullest – golfing, dining, grilling, attending ECU football games, playing the lottery, traveling with his wife, and always eager to check out a casino. He visited roughly 30 countries for work and pleasure. He also remained a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan.
Please join the family for a celebration of Curt’s life to be held at Aldo’s Ristorante, 1860 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach on September 9 from 1-4 pm.
Arrangements are being handled by Sunrise Funeral Home, Hermantown, MN with graveside services to be held at a later date. Please check www.caringbridge.org/visit/curtaho
The family wishes to thank the amazing nursing staff at Sentara Norfolk General and Sentara Princess Anne Hospitals, the team at Princess Anne Health and Rehabilitation Center, and the outstanding professionals, including Dr. S. George Saman, at Virginia Oncology Associates.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate