Understanding When Needed Most
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
606 East Washington Street
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Road
George W. Kilkenny, Jr. 94, of Creston, OH peacefully entered his heavenly home on Saturday, February 10, 2018. George was born January 7, 1924 in Leetonia, Ohio to the late George and Elizabeth (nee McGrath) Kilkenny. He moved to Medina County in 1956. George was longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Medina. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Mgrs. O’Keefe K of C Akron; Seville Kiwanis; and past president of the Military Officers’ Association of America. George was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. While attending Miami University, he met the love of his life Edna (nee Roell). He continued his service, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in the Supply Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve in 1984. George owned Instructional Supplements, Inc. in Medina providing educational materials for schools throughout Ohio. He was an active volunteer with the Bloodmobile; St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church; Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. The joys of his life were his family and his faith. He will be greatly missed by his children, Michael (Diane), Brien (Valerie), Margaret (Donald Jefferies, deceased), Matthew (Geri), Elizabeth (David) Muntean and Megan (Robert) Wagner. 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren (and one on the way). He was preceded in death by Edna, his wife of 63 years; his parents and his brothers, Daniel and James. At George’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass to be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, in Medina on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Full Military Honors will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in George’s name to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, in Medina; Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Litchfield; the Interval Brotherhood Home; Wounded Warrior Project; or the charity of your choice. The Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City has the honor of serving the Kilkenny Family.
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