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Edward John Kilgus

01-18-1947  -  06-28-2017

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Edward John “Chip” Kilgus, age 70, of Fort Lauderdale, FL died on June 28, 2017.  Born on January 18, 1947 in Astoria, NY a son to the late Edward Henry and Dorothy Vita Kilgus. Chip was a graduate of St. Dominic High School where until his death he remained very active in his graduating class, helping to organize class reunions.  Following high school, he served in the Army National Guard where he was Honorably Discharged as NCOIC Staff Sergeant, E-7 Finance. He received a BA in English from Adelphi University and wrote poetry. He also became quite the sports enthusiast, especially having a love for baseball.  Chip was a devout Catholic and a faithful member at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church as well as a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, council 3080 and all who knew Chip, knew he was an avid singer. In addition Chip was actively involved in and very much proud to be a part of the Republican party.   He leaves to cherish his memory, sister, Kathleen Kilgus Chamberlin; brother, Christopher J. Kilgus; niece, Kyra Lazzaro; nephews, Michael and Ian Thornton.  Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00am Thursday, July 13that St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  He will be laid to rest in the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville , NY. Online condolences may be sent to the family at KalisMcIntee.com


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Carol Kerner Flynn

Kathy & Family,
So sorry for the loss of your brother. I know how difficult losing a sibling can be. Soon, your memories of your brother will bring you peace.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 9:05pm
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Carol Kerner Flynn

Dear Kathy & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. It is so difficult when a sibling passes away. Hopefully you will soon find peace in your wonderful memories.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 8:59pm
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Carol Kerner Flynn

To Kathy and Family,
My sincerest condolences for the loss of your loved one. I know how difficult it can be to have a sibling pass away. I am sure that in time your beautiful memories of him will bring you peace.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 8:55pm
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Vicki Fuller

Kathy and Family,
Although I've already posted on FB, I would like to again express my sincere condolences. I didn't know Chip, but the beautifully written obituary on this site makes me wish I had. May sweet memories sustain all of you.
Vicki Fuller
P.S. Is planning reunions a genetic disposition?

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 2:59pm

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Edward John Kilgus

January 18, 1947  -  June 28, 2017

Edward John Kilgus

January 18, 1947  -  June 28, 2017

Obituary

Edward John “Chip” Kilgus, age 70, of Fort Lauderdale, FL died on June 28, 2017.  Born on January 18, 1947 in Astoria, NY a son to the late Edward Henry and Dorothy Vita Kilgus. Chip was a graduate of St. Dominic High School where until his death he remained very active in his graduating class, helping to organize class reunions.  Following high school, he served in the Army National Guard where he was Honorably Discharged as NCOIC Staff Sergeant, E-7 Finance. He received a BA in English from Adelphi University and wrote poetry. He also became quite the sports enthusiast, especially having a love for baseball.  Chip was a devout Catholic and a faithful member at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church as well as a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, council 3080 and all who knew Chip, knew he was an avid singer. In addition Chip was actively involved in and very much proud to be a part of the Republican party.   He leaves to cherish his memory, sister, Kathleen Kilgus Chamberlin; brother, Christopher J. Kilgus; niece, Kyra Lazzaro; nephews, Michael and Ian Thornton.  Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00am Thursday, July 13that St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  He will be laid to rest in the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville , NY. Online condolences may be sent to the family at KalisMcIntee.com


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C
Carol Kerner Flynn

Kathy & Family,
So sorry for the loss of your brother. I know how difficult losing a sibling can be. Soon, your memories of your brother will bring you peace.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 9:05pm
C
Carol Kerner Flynn

Dear Kathy & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. It is so difficult when a sibling passes away. Hopefully you will soon find peace in your wonderful memories.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 8:59pm
C
Carol Kerner Flynn

To Kathy and Family,
My sincerest condolences for the loss of your loved one. I know how difficult it can be to have a sibling pass away. I am sure that in time your beautiful memories of him will bring you peace.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 8:55pm
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Vicki Fuller

Kathy and Family,
Although I've already posted on FB, I would like to again express my sincere condolences. I didn't know Chip, but the beautifully written obituary on this site makes me wish I had. May sweet memories sustain all of you.
Vicki Fuller
P.S. Is planning reunions a genetic disposition?

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 2:59pm

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