- Grove City, Pennsylvania


January 3, 2013

Elmer L. Kite Jr.

Electrician, teacher, Army vet enjoyed gardening

SHARON — Elmer L. Kite Jr. of Sharon, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 77.

Mr. Kite was born Nov. 30, 1935, in Pittsburgh to Elmer L. Kite Sr. and Phoebe Cunningham Kite.

He graduated from Stoneboro area schools and continued his education through trade schools.

Elmer worked for the former Sawhill Tubular Products Co. as an electrician for 28 years and retired in 1995. He taught wiring and the electrical trade at New Castle School of Trades.

Mr. Kite served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for 19 years and 11 months.

Elmer was a 32nd degree Free and Accepted Mason, having been a member of Kedron Lodge 389, West Middlesex; Scottish Rite's New Castle Consistory; and the Legion of Honor. He was a member of the United Steel Workers union. He enjoyed animals, gardening, fixing things and collecting miniature cars and airplanes.

His wife, the former Betty Henson, whom he married Dec. 5, 1957, survives at home.

Surviving are: a daughter, Vicky Michaels and her husband Robert Michaels Jr., West Middlesex; two sons, Elmer L. Kite III and his wife Emy, West Middlesex; and Randy W. Kite and his wife Emily, Nashville, N.C.; two sisters, Catherine Walton and her husband George, Chicago, Ill.; and Annetia Tobias and her husband Toby, Fredonia; grandsons, Bobby Michaels, Christopher Kite, Josh Atkinson, Kyle Kite, Kevin Kite, James Kite and Jacob Kite; and two granddaughters, Jamie Michaels and Heather Michaels.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Delores Mock, Frances Pearse, Vada Wilson and Laura Takash; and three brothers, Lewis, Charles and Raymond Kite.

Calling hours were Sunday (12-23-12) in John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hermitage. Friends may sign a guestbook at

Cremation took place following the visitation in the funeral home crematory.

Published Dec. 26, 2012 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.

Text Only
  • ali obt0628Wintjen.jpg Devin Michael Von Wintjen

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140623Kopnisky,joe.jpg Joseph Louis Kopnisky

    Joseph Louis Kopnisky of Grove City passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was 78.

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140621-mcintire, alice.j Alice L. McIntire

    Alice L. McIntire of Jackson Center passed away peacefully of natural causes with her daughter and friends by her side at 7:14 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 92.

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140618-indre, nancy.jpg Nancy J. Indre

    Nancy J. Indre, formerly of DuBois, Erie and Collegeview Towers, Grove City, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, in Orchard Manor, Pine Township, where she lived the last five years. She was 88.

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obit Stypula0611.jpg Elizabeth J. Stypula

    Betty J. Stypula of Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Allison Park, Pa. died June 7, 2014. She was 91.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steven 'Steve' Paul Rhule

    Steven Paul Rhule, beloved husband of Dr. Michele Makary Rhule of Mercer; father of Morgan M. Rhule of Miami; son of Donald H. Rhule of New Wilmington, and the late Eileen Rhule; and brother of Donald C. Rhule of New Hope, Pa., and Patty Rhule of University Park, Md.; died Sunday, June 8, 2014, after a heart attack. He was 66.

    June 17, 2014

  • ali obt140607-maniscarco, caro- Caroline M. Maniscarco

    Caroline M. Maniscarco of Pine Township passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township, after an extended illness. She was 87.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140605-cicero, virginia- Virginia Lee Cicero

    Virginia Lee Cicero of Orchard Manor, Pine Township, formerly of Lee Lane, Grove City; and Bethlehem, Pa., passed away at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township, after a three-week illness. She was 96.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140604-petro, josephine- Josephine Rita Marinelli Petro

    Josephine Rita Marinelli Petro, formerly of Franklin Avenue, New Castle, swiftly and peacefully went home to be with Jesus at 9:29 p.m. Friday (5-30-14) with her loving family near her, and in the care of diligent and hospitable staff in the hospital of Jameson Health System, New Castle. She was 82.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140531-krofcheck, doro.j Dorothy Jean Krofcheck

    Dorothy Jean Krofcheck, a lifelong resident of the Village of Pardoe, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was 90.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide