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622 South Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 343-1508
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Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018
2:00 PM
Friendship Village KIVA room
1400 North Drake Rd
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John B. KITTREDGE


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John B. KITTREDGE Obituary
KITTREDGE, John B. Kalamazoo, MI. Died Tuesday evening August 28, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. John was born August 4, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio, a son of Harvey and Clare (Batten) Kittredge, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Jeannette (Paul) Lacouture and Clare (Bus) Putnam; a brother, H.G. (Betty) Kittredge, Jr. and a nephew Paul M Lacouture. On October 22, 1955, he was united in marriage to Mary E. (Keyser) Kittredge who survives. Also surviving, 3 children, John L. Kittredge and Robert Winks of South Bend, IN, Jeannette (Bruce) Amrine of Missoula, MT, and David Kittredge of Littleton, CO; a granddaughter, Jenele Kittredge; a sister-in-law, Betty Kittredge of Beaufort, SC; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. John grew up in Dayton on Monger Road, attending Oakwood schools, then the Loomis School, and Cornell University before graduating from the University of Dayton in 1951. He began his working career as a teenager at the Kay and Ess Co. in 1941 in the varnish Development Lab. After graduation he joined the Duriron Company before moving to Minnesota and working for 3M for ten years. He moved to Kalamazoo Michigan in 1970, working for Roto-Finish and later as a consultant for vibratory and other mass finishing techniques. A memorial service will be held 2 o'clock September 22 in Friendship Village KIVA room, Kalamazoo, MI. Wearing a bow tie is encouraged. Friends may meet family after the service. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or to Friendship Village Kalamazoo, Employee Appreciation Fund. Please visit John's personalized webpage for directions, online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. www.langelands.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on Sept. 14, 2018
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