Gerald A. Kite, 80, formerly of Austin, PA died Saturday February 8, 2020 at the Harmon House Mount Pleasant, PA
He was born February 2, 1940 in West Newton, PA the son of the late Dallas W and Edith R. Kite
He is preceded in death by his wife Carol L. Kite and sister Donna Connelly.
Mr. Kite was a graduate of South Huntingdon High School, Class of 1958. He retired after 22 years of service at Exxon Corporation, where he was manager of the turnpike plazas. He was former owner and operator of the Forest House Inn located in Keating Summit, PA for 17 years alongside his wife. He served on the board of directors at Tri-County Rural Electric and other subsidiaries. He was on the Keating Township board of supervisors for 12 years, Tax Collector for Keating Township, Potter County, also did abstract work for Falcon Research & Settlement
He is survived by three sons, Mark A. (Barbara) Kite and Jeffrey Kite of Yukon, PA. Brian (Stacey) Kite of Tarrs, PA. Eight Grandchildren, Dr. Bobbie Jo (Blake) Kite-Herbold, Mark (Katie) Kite Jr, Jennifer (Josh) Kite, Danielle Moose, Brandon (Alison) Kite, Megan (Ben) Kite, Chelsea Couchenour, Christopher Couchenour. Five Great Grandchildren, Katrina, Luke, Skyler, Bryson and Lawson.
Gerald was an avid sportsman who loved hunting with his sons and grandsons, especially waterfowl. He was also a lifetime member of the ATA (American Trap shooters Association) & Hempfield Hunt Club, Ruffsdale Gun Club, along with being a SAL (Sons of The American Legion) at the Port Allegany Post. He was an avid golfer being a member of the Emporium Country Club. He was also a Mason.
There will be a memorial service at the Port Allegany American Legion on February 22, 2020 at 1:00 P.M with Father Matt Ryan of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium officiating. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yukon Volunteer Fire Dept., Yukon, PA or East Huntingdon Volunteer Fire Dept., Tarrs PA
Online condolences mat be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany, PA