Robert (Bob) Stacy Kitto, 74, of Beloit, WI, passed away in his home on Saturday, February 23, 2013 after battling cancer.
Bob was born in Beloit on April 11, 1938, the son of Charles and Helen (Trostle) Kitto. He graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1956 and from Beloit College in 1960 with a degree in economics. Bob married Sue Lahey on August 28, 1965 in Two Rivers, WI. Sue preceded him in death on September 7, 2011.
Bob worked as an accountant and computer programmer. He worked at Beloit Corporation for 26 years as a programmer. He and Sue opened Campus Antiques Mall in Milton, WI in 1989 and operated it together until 2008. Bob loved music and played cornet and trumpet. He had his own dance band in high school and college and also played along with the Uncle Julius Band for many years. Like his parents, he loved the circus. For several years, Bob and Sue spent their vacations traveling with favorite circuses playing in the circus band. Along with his wife he was an avid reader. Bob also served on the Beloit City Council and Beloit Housing Authority Board.
Bob is survived by his daughter Sherri Lamm (John Love) of Edgerton, WI and son Christopher (Nicholl) Kitto, sister Suzanne Kitto of Beloit, grandchildren Branden and Kai and great-grandson Landon of Beloit. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ruth "Pat" and Dean Mahlum of Beloit and Arthur and Mary Lahey of Horicon, WI and a niece, three nephews and cousins.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, wife and sister-in law Sandy.
A special thank you to all of the caring people of Heartland Hospice for their care of Bob over the last few weeks.
In accordance with Bob's wishes he is being cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorials in memory of Bob can be given to the First Congregational Church of Beloit.