William “Bert” Kittle


William “Bert” Kittle
passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

He was born in Weston, West Virginia and graduated from Glenville State Teacher’s College in 1937.

He taught in an one-room schoolhouse in the mountains of West Virginia until WW II.

He joined the Army Air Corp and became a co-pilot flying B-17 bombers out of Lavenham, UK (England).  He was a lieutenant with the 487th Bomb Group, 838th Squadron until 1945.  After the war he went to work for the Navy as a civilian in Norfolk, VA, then transferred to Washington, DC in 1952 and worked for the National Archives as an Information Systems Analyst, GS-15.

He retired after 35 years and eventually moved to Orange Park, FL in 1997.

Bert is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Jenny Kittle, his daughter, Madeline Perry of Orange Park and four grandchildren:  Brian Perry of Orange Park, Diron Perry of Jacksonville, Cynthia Peters of Manhattan, KS and Steven Troy Kittle of Alexandria, VA.

He was preceded in death by his son Stephen Kittle also of Orange Park.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 27, at 3:30 PM in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL, 32073.

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