Jean McCoy Curtis, 88, of Chestnut Hill, a former secretary and administrative assistant who was the wife of a Tuskegee Airman, died Friday, Jan. 4, of respiratory failure at St. Joseph's Villa in Flourtown.
Born in Pittsburgh, Mrs. Curtis graduated from Peabody High School in 1942.
Three years later, she married her longtime sweetheart, William Johnston Curtis, one of the Tuskegee Airmen, a pioneering group of black Army pilots during World War II.
The couple settled in the West Mount Airy section of Philadelphia in 1953. They had two sons. William Curtis died in 1975.
Mrs. Curtis attended Temple University and worked for the City of Philadelphia in the probation department and the courts, serving as an administrative assistant and secretary.