MCKITRICK, Edwin J., age 74, of Myrtle Beach S.C. Died January 1, 2020. He was born 05/29/1945 in McKeesport, Pa. He was the son of Thomas Joseph McKitrick and Helen (Chambers) McKitrick. Survivors include his best friend and wife Mary to whom he was married to for 50 years. His children Son: Jay E. McKitrick and Daughter: Stacie L. Zellers-Pepe and her husband Curtis. He was blessed with three beautiful Grand Children. Katelyn McKitrick, Payton Zellers and Alexis Zellers whom he dearly loved very much and enjoyed their humor. Siblings, a sister Mary Williams residing in White Oak, Pa and a brother Lt. Col. Thomas J. McKitrick (Ret), living in Texas. Also, he leaves Fourteen Nephews and Nieces. Ed graduated from McKeesport Vocational High School in 1963 and was president of his senior class. He entered the Army in October 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1967, serving in numerous positions in the Artillery Division and obtained the rank of Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He attended Youngstown State University in 1967 and 1968. He worked for the city of McKeesport in the water department as a “backhoe” operator for five years while attending night school in Pittsburgh at the “Control Data Institute”, a technical school to repair computers. He was employed by NCR and assigned to Mack Trucks in 1974 on a one year assignment. After his one year deployment was about over, Mack Trucks Inc. offered him a permanent job in which he accepted. He held many positions at Mack for 32 years: including Supervisor, Cobol Programmer, Project Analyst, Senior Systems Analyst, Project Manager and Manager of Information Technology. During his tenure at Mack Trucks, he graduated from Lehigh Community College in Computer Science and then attended Muhlenberg College as an evening student majoring in Business and Computer Science for five years. He traveled to France and Sweden often on projects for Mack Trucks, Renault and Volvo. He was cremated in Myrtle Beach.
A celebration of Life to honor his memory will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars - VFW Post 7293 located at 5209 Springmill Rd, Whitehall, PA 18052. The celebration will be held on February 1st from the hours of 1-4pm.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the LoveShriners.Org for Children who need our support for their courage to overcome their difficulties.
|Jim and Barb Buzi
Created On: 01/10/2020 15:43:13
I was very sorry to hear about Ed. He was a fun loving guy. I have many memories and stories from the many years I worked with him at Mack Trucks. Our condolences to you and your children and grand kids.
Jim and Barb Buzi