Terry Kitaen Obituary (1938 - 2021) - San Diego, CA - San Diego Union-Tribune
Terry M. Kitaen
1938 - 2021
El Cajon Mortuary & Cremation Service
684 South Mollison Ave.
EI Cajon, CA
Terry M Kitaen
December 7, 1938 - April 12, 2021
San Diego
Terry M. Kitaen, age 82, passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Terry was born in San Diego, CA to Joe and Eleanor Kitaen on Dec. 7, 1938. He graduated from Hoover High School in 1956 and went on to serve in the Army's 101st Airborne, "Screaming Eagles" from 1956-1959. Terry had a successful career in sales that spanned 60 years. Terry is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Darreld. He is survived by his wife MaryEsther, children Julie, Krista (Sascha), Jordan (Kim), 9 grandchildren and sister Susan (Michael).Funeral services will be held at Miramar National Cemetery Monday, May 10, 2021 at 2:00. Due to Covid restrictions, services will be private, but can be seen on livestream at dignitymemorial.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to HonorFlightSanDiego.org
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Apr. 18, 2021.
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I hav’nt seen Terry in many years but when we were young we used to get together with our families and party! One get together I remember in particular was when he had not been out of the Army that long, was probably in the early 60’s, he came over to my house in Lake Murray and was telling us about his experiences in the Paratroops. We had all had a few drinks and Terry wanted to show us how to jump out of a plane with a parachute! He took off his shoes, climbed up on my console T.V. And jumped off and rolled around on the floor, ‘Perfect Landing!’ God Bless Him!
.Michael Rustich
April 20, 2021
I knew Terry years ago when he was with SignTech and was selling commercial building signage. I worked with Terry for years while I was with several different banks and he was with at least a couple of different companies. I remember Terry as an outgoing, vibrant, somewhat flamboyant person. He was an outsized personality, almost a movie star type. He was very likable, friendly, engaging, the kind of person you just wanted to be around. If I remember right he was a big chargers fan. Most of all, I remember him as a decent man, I am fortunate that he and I crossed paths in this life.
Phil Fowler
April 18, 2021
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