Charles E. Kittredge, 70, of Carson City, passed away on August 28, 2008 at home after a one and a half year battle with lung cancer. Born in Fitchburg, Mass., Charlie moved West as a youngster with his family.
Settling in Arizona, he spent many long summers working with his brother Kevin as a buckaroo on a cattle ranch in northern Arizona. He later joined the Army and was stationed in Germany. Years later he would return to the States to work on the Alaskan pipeline. All of these experiences would contribute to his love of wide-open spaces and fuel his wanderlust. He was employed for over forty years as a Civil Engineer,
working for various companies. He installed the first fiber optic network in Micronesia to name a few.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jeri; daughter, Nicole Madden; son Kevin and daughter-in-law, Darlene; two grandchildren, Conner and Seania Kittredge; sisters, Sally Hargrove and Arlene Kittredge; brother Kevin Kittredge; cousin, Jim Jordan. He is also survived by various nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his brother Paul Kittredge and his sister Teresa
Memorial Mass will be 1 p.m., Friday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 3000 North Lompa Lane, Carson City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Charles' name to Saint Mary's Hospice of Northern Nevada.
Arrangements are in the Care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations.