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Charles Hugh Kilgore passed from this earthly existence with peace to be with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by loving family and caregivers, on February 24, 2014. He was 90 years old. Chuck was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania during the Great Depression. After graduating high school with top grades and little money, he attended the University of Pittsburgh's Erie Extension until called into service by the Army Air Corps. Before his training as a radar bombardier on B-24 Liberators, he met Marjorie Terry at a formal ball in Houston, cutting in on her dance partner. Due to training and deployment to the Pacific, they did not see much of each other during their courtship; that did not hinder either's ability to write each other-often. Upon his return from the war, they were married in Houston and never were apart from each other again. Chuck resumed his engineering studies at the University of Michigan, earning his Chemical Engineering degree in 1948 due to hard work, a devoted wife, and the GI Bill. They moved back to Houston where he obtained his Masters in Chemical Engineering from Rice Institute in 1950 as a Shell Fellow. His professional career was focused on refining petroleum products, working for Shell, Crown Central, and Tenneco. He retired in 1982. Marge and Chuck then moved to San Antonio in 1990. Although he was an avid and enthusiastic golfer, the focus of Chuck's life was his faith and his family. He was an ordained Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church and served on the Session of churches in Arabi, Louisiana, Bellaire, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas. Most recently he was an active and faithful member of the Men's Bible Study and the Walkers Through the Bible Sunday School class at San Pedro Presbyterian Church. He was a life-long learner. Chuck's parents, a brother, and two sisters predeceased him. He is survived by Marge, his loving and devoted wife of 68 years; his daughter Mary Marcotte and her husband Mike of Houston; his son Bob Kilgore and his wife Debbi of San Antonio; grandson Matt Marcotte of New York City; granddaughter Meg Wagman, her husband Ross and their son Linus of Manchester, U.K.; granddaughter Jennifer Casey, her husband Curtis and their son George of San Antonio, granddaughter Erin Heinze, her husband Kevin and their son Wyatt of San Antonio, and grandson Andrew Kilgore and his fiancée Celeste Cardenas of San Antonio.
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Reverend Doctor Calvin Reynolds will officiate. Interment will be in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to San Pedro Presbyterian Church, Attention: Sunshine Fund.
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Published in Express-News on Mar. 2, 2014
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