Class of 1977

DR. CURTIS SAPP, CLASS OF 1977

Curtis SappDr. Curtis Sapp of Olympia passed away on Feb. 3, 2013. He was 63.

Dr. Sapp was born on Aug.12, 1950 to Floyd and Betty Sapp in Seattle. He spent parts of his childhood in California and Washington. During his undergraduate studies in Pharmacy at the University of Washington, he married Linda Wolph. He entered the School of Dentistry and graduated as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. The couple then moved to Connecticut so he could pursue a degree in Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut.

In 1980, he moved to Olympia and opened orthodontics practices there and in Shelton, Wash. He practiced as an orthodontist for nearly 30 years. Dr. Sapp was a founding member of the Thurston-Mason County Dental Society, where he served as an officer and president. He also worked on the cleft palate board for Thurston County with a team of specialists. Toward the end of his career, he enjoyed volunteering as a part-time faculty member at the UW School of Dentistry, working with first-year students.

Dr. Sapp was a long-time Rotary member and enjoyed many of the local festivals and gatherings. His hobbies included sea and river kayaking, snow skiing, working out at Tumwater Valley, playing with his dogs and attending Huskies and Sonics games. He was also a blues and rock music enthusiast and had a passion for American-made cars, especially Corvettes. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his sons, Jagger and Hunter, and his wife, Sharon.

Dr. Sapp is survived by his sons, Hunter and Jagger (Meghan); his wife, Sharon; and his sister, Cheri (Steve) Enevold. (The Olympian)