Emil John Kish, Sr.

January 27, 1920 - November 1, 2014
Emil John Kish, Sr.

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Emil J. Kish Sr., 94, of Lightfoot, VA passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

He was born in Pottstown, PA on January 27, 1920 to John and Susan Kish. He served in the Army during World War II, 13th Infantry landing on Normandy. He then went to work as an independent well driller and diesel mechanic in which he retired in 1985.

Emil loved history, reading and sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Susan Kish and his sister, Margaret Godward.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Henrietta C. Kish and five children; Cassandra K. Flanary, Karen S. Armandt, Emil J. (Melinda) Kish, Jr., Pamela K. (Sherman) Moore, and Mary Kish, grandchildren; Kimberly (Michael) Padgett, Brian (Shanna) Flanary, Clinton Kish, Kristen (Kevin) Eason, Megan (Jason) Thomas, Brett Varboncoeur, Courtney (Chris) Rourke, Ryan Varboncoeur, Cameron Moore, Emily Varboncoeur, seven great-grandchildren; Graham, Bryce, Tristen, Liam, Grace, Whitney, and Colin.

A funeral service will be conducted at Bucktrout Funeral Home Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:00 pm by Rev. Robert Graver with burial to follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the Williamsburg Hospice House and York County Fire Department #5 ìLightfoot Skiminoî.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to; York County Fire Department #5, York County Fire and Life Safety, PO Box 532 Yorktown, VA 23690 or Hospice House of Williamsburg 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • December 26, 2014
    Kris Fox Brown says:
    I just now found out about this unfortunate news. I am good friends with his daughter Sue, even though I haven't seen her for some time. I am so sorry for the families loss. God bless you all. I know he was a sweet man.