MANCHESTER - G. Michael Kilgus, 56, of Manchester passed in the early hours on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. During his stay at Elliot Hospital, he was surrounded by some of his closest friends.
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Mr. Kilgus was born on Dec. 28, 1955, in Mineola, N.Y., and grew up in Bedford, and spent his adult life in Manchester. He was the son of George and Barbara (J. Maples) Kilgus. He was a 1974 graduate of Manchester West High School.
In his earlier years, he loved to ski. But his passion was fishing and hunting, taking an annual trip to Pennsylvania. During Michael's adult life, he lived on the Merrimack River, where he could be found with a water balloon and a barbecue grill. You could always count on Michael to have an open door and a smile on his face. When you needed help, he was ready and willing. He made a point to live life to its fullest every day. Michael, was a fun-loving guy and did his best to get a rise out of everyone he came in contact with. You just never knew what he was going to do next. For those of you who knew Michael, he will live long in our hearts and in our memories. We love you, Mike.
Members of the family include his son, Michael Kilgus of Molalla, Ore.; his sister, Susan Kilgus of Boscawen; stepmom Marjorie Kilgus of Lady Lake, Fla.; also his longtime girlfriend, Cathy Heidenreich, and his dog, Splash. Predeceased family members include his parents and a sister, Betty Ann Kilgus.
services: A gathering of friends will be planned at a later date. Instead of flowers, please make a donation to the
or hug your friends and family and let them know how much you love them and what they mean to you.
The Cain & Janosz Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 74 Brook St., Manchester, will be handling arrangements for the family. To view the online obituary and guest register, go to cainjanoszfuneralhome.com.
Cain & Janosz Funeral Home
74 Brook Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 18, 2012