Edward J. Kite

Edward J. Kite, 65, of Allens Mills Road, Reynoldsville, Pa., died on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at his residence.

Born on July 15, 1952, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late Lewis and Leona Lockwood Kite. On March 3, 1981, he was married to Jean Beck and she survives.

Ed was a 1972 graduate of the Brookville High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in North Dakota. There he was trained as a Mini Missile Mechanic. After his discharge, Ed returned home and went to work on the Quinn Farm. He briefly worked at Simco in Sykesville, but found himself back at the farm where he enjoyed the work.

As the years passed, he found himself employed at the Reynoldsville Casket Company and from there he retired. After retirement, he enjoyed helping out with Jean’s Kountry Kitchen, a business his wife started traveling to farmers markets and such selling food and other items. Ed was Methodist by faith and attended the Allens Mills United Methodist Church as a youth. He enjoyed crafts.

Ed especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Dakota, watching him play baseball and taking him to scouts and scouting events.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Stacie Rhed, and a son, Robert Kite, both of Allens Mills; a sister, Sheila (Bill) Johnson of Brockway; two brothers, George (Evelyn) Kite of Raleigh, N.C. and David (Judy) Kite of Falls Creek, Pa.; and his grandson, Dakota Rhed. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, James, and a nephew, Andy Kite.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home with Pastor Don Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Temple Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Allens Mills United Methodist Church or Penn Highlands DuBois Hospice. Online condolences may be left at

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