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Wilbur G. "Bill" Kitson Jr.

November 27, 1922 May 6, 2018
Wilbur G. "Bill" Kitson Jr.
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Wilbur G. “Bill” Kitson Jr., 95, of Elyria passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky following a lengthy illness. He was born November 27, 1922 in Rocky River and was a graduate of Rocky River High School. Bill proudly served his Country in the Navy Armed Guard. He was a self employed carpenter. Bill was a member of American Legion and VFW post # 1079 both in Elyria. He enjoyed golfing, bowling , woodworking (Master Craftsman), camping and loved dogs. Survivors include his daughters Peggy (Terry) Callahan of Elyria, Nancy (Matthew) McGuire of LaGrange; son Robert of Elyria; grandchildren Laurie (Brian) Vavzincak, Doug (Faith) Kitson, Karen (Brian) Winningham, Michelle (Chet) McLaughlin, Denise (Ron) Phillips; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Margaret (nee Neate); sister Laverne Ray; brothers Don Kitson, Robert Lapp. Family will receive friends 11 AM until time of service at 12 Noon Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria. 440-322-4626. Rev. Dr. Janet Long pastor of Washington Ave. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Burial Private. Family suggest those who wish may make donations to VFW post # 1079 500 Abbe Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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11:00 AM 5/11/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/11/2018 12:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Funeral Services 12:00 PM May 11, 2018 in the Funeral Home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

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Private Final Resting Place
United States

Memorial Contribution

V.F.W. Post 1079

500 South Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035

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