Fulton George Kitson
Fulton George Kitson, age 85, of Newark, DE, died at home in his sleep unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. He was born on December 9, 1924 in Prince Edward Island, Canada, to Emma and George Kitson.
Fulton grew up on a family farm with his siblings Norris, Verna, Lona, Audry, and Fred. He married Shirley Ann Crosby on July 7, 1948 after serving as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. Following his graduation from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia in 1950, he was employed by the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa as an organic chemist.
In 1954, Shirley and Fulton moved to Wilmington, DE, and he began working for the DuPont Company, a relationship that lasted for 35 years until 1989 when he retired. Fulton is the author of Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry: A Practical Guide (1996). He was a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, which he had attended since 1964. Fulton was a kind, hard-working, loving father, husband, and friend with a remarkable sense of humor. He is deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley; their sons, Terry and his wife Paula of Chapel Hill, NC; Frederick and his wife Tami of Newbury Park, CA; James of Toronto, Ontario; and Robert and his wife Christine of Newark, DE; grandchildren, Jennifer, Ryan, Sherry, Rachel, Emma, Christopher, and Thomas; great grandchildren, Logan, Aidan, and Jack; siblings, Norris and his wife Eleanor, Rev. Fred and his wife Claudia, Verna Phillips, and Audry MacKenzie and her husband Jack. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lona Turner.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 W. Main Street, Newark, DE, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will be held privately.
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