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Obituary: Gerald K. Stitt

Mr. Gerald K. Stitt

Mr. Gerald K. Stitt

Gerald K. Stitt passed away April 15, 2008, at the age of 77. Gerald (Jerry) was born in New Castle, Pa., on Dec. 8, 1930. He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and retired in 1970. Jerry served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served on several ships including the U.S.S. Enterprise, of which he was part of the commissioning crew.

Jerry married Clara (Arlene) Gibson-Stitt, also from New Castle, Pa., on April 11, 1953. They shared 55 years of love, laughter and memories, both happy and sad. Jerry and Arlene have resided in Prescott Valley for 15 1/2 years.

Jerry was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Previously he served as a deacon at the First Southern Baptist Church in Prescott Valley, Ariz., and the Bancroft Baptist Church in Spring Valley, Calif. He loved the Lord, his church and family. He enjoyed traveling and would go anywhere at any time.

He was very proud of his family and will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife Arlene; son Kenneth Stitt and his wife Joyce; daughter Karen Armstrong; brother Bob Stitt and wife Ellie; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

The family would like to express its appreciation to Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Bethel Baptist Church and friends for their prayers and support.

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