Obituary Notices and Memorials


KITTLITZ, Jr., John N. John a resident of Palmdale since 1973, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on July 28, 2015, at the age of 87 years. John was born on July 6, 1928, in Waco, Texas. He attended Texas A&M for one year, where he was a proud cornet-playing Aggie, then graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor's degree (1949), and a Master's degree (1951) in Business Administration. He moved to Sacramento, California, in 1958, where he married Anne Koch on December 26, 1960. He worked for Aerojet in Sacramento; and Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Redlands, Burbank, and Palmdale. He retired as a Senior Quality Assurance Specialist in 1989. He and Anne traveled extensively during their retirement. John was a charter tennis member of the Antelope Valley Country Club. He enjoyed the competition and comradeship until he 'retired' from tennis at age 85. John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anne (Koch) Kittlitz; and their five children and 13 grand- children, Susan (Sande) Burke, of Quartz Hill, California (Sarah and Shelley); Steven (Heather) Kittlitz, of Dupont, Washington (Maggie, Katie, Brier); Cheryl (Jim) Norwood, of Tucson, Arizona (Dan, Kristi, and Kurtis); Jim (Danna) Kittlitz, of Clovis, California (Kyle, Megan, Jerry); and Michael (Nina) Kittlitz, of Monrovia, California (Miles, Chase). A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2015, at 1:30 PM, at Fr. Serra Parish, 42121 60th St. W., Quartz Hill, CA.

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