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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

 

ROBERT C. LITTS, ELIZABETHTOWN, PA., FORMERLY OF MATAMORAS, PA.

Robert C. Litts, a retired aircraft mechanic and 60-year area resident, died Friday, August 3, 2007 after a long illness at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pa. He was 92.The son of the late Edward H. Litts and Elmina J. Westcott Letts, he was born April 8, 1915 in Susquehanna, Pa.He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Matamoras, Pa. Mr. Litts attended the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics in Newark, N.J. and was then hired to teach students the aircraft engine repair trade. Bob owned and operated Litts Air Service in Matamoras, Pa. He also operated the aircraft maintenance repair facility at the Monticello Airport. Several years ago, he received recognition for being the most senior FAAI and A Inspector in the Allentown Region. He received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. He was a former partner in Winans Engineering and Manufacturing Co in Branchville, N.J. Mr. Litts was a member of the Matamoras Lodge of Masons (New Milford Lodge #344 F & AM). His many hobbies and interests included fishing and hunting. He was also an aircraft pilot. He was a life-member of the Matamoras Rod & Gun Club; and the Slate Stone Hunting Club. He was a member and past president of the Matamoras Borough Council.He is survived by his wife, Jane A. Murch Litts, they were married September 23, 1939; one son, Richard A. Litts and wife Jeanette of Downington, Pa.; daughters, Nancy Farrr of Matamoras, Pa. and Susan Kozykowski and husband Bernar of Barryville; one brother, Floyd Litts of Susquehanna, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Barbara Litts and son-in-law, Joseph Monaco; and several nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by son, Robert E. Litts; daughter, Joan Monaco; great-granddaughter, Laura Reitschmied; one brother; and two sisters.Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, August 6 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, where the Milford Lodge of Masons will conduct services at 8 p.m.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 7 at The United Methodist Church of Matamoras, Pa. The Rev. Glenn Scheyhing will officiate.Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush. Funeral arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis, New York.
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