John Herbert Kilby Jr.
May 25, 1940 - January 3, 2022
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John Herbert Kilby Jr., 81, of Colora, Maryland, passed away at home on January 3, 2022. Mr. Kilby was born to John Herbert Kilby Sr., and Edith Pennington Kilby, on May 25, 1940, in West Grove, Pennsylvania. He was a 1958 graduate of Bel Air High School, attended Duke University, and graduated from Johns Hopkins…

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Pam Fry left a message on January 18, 2022:
Our sincere condolences to the Kilby family for their loss. May God be with you in thought and prayer to comfort you in the coming days.
Donna Barton left a message on January 12, 2022:
I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I will always remember him fondly. He gave me one of my first paying jobs. I mowed the Freeman farm for him. I also worked with him at Southern States. My deepest sympathies.
Laura Cellini left a message on January 10, 2022:
“Your labor is done Your home now is heaven; no more must you wait, Your legacy lives on, love of the land And we will close the gate” My deepest condolences to the Kilby family for their loss. Laura Cellini
Ellis Scott left a message on January 9, 2022:
Our deepest sympathy. Skip & Valerie Scott
Linda Crothers left a message on January 8, 2022:
Nancy and family I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Having known John and your family for many years I can say he was a man of great integrity and had a great love for his family. He was so proud of the Accomplishments his children made. I will remember John always with fond memories.
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Melissa Copenhaver left a message on January 8, 2022:
Sorry for this loss to your family. I first met John when I was a teenager and I would run into him at different times throughout the years which was always a pleasure. John was a stellar person and I know his family and friends will miss him.
Charles & Bonnie Blackwell left a message on January 7, 2022:
Dear Nancy & Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May special memories comfort you and be kept close to your heart. With sympathy from our family to yours.
Rob Allison left a message on January 7, 2022:
John, so very sorry for your loss. My your father Rest In Peace, in the Arms of the Lord.
Skip & Janet Connon left a message on January 7, 2022:
Please know we are thinking of your family during this difficult time. It was so very obvious how much John adored his family. We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Daphne Gabb left a message on January 7, 2022:
So sorry to hear about John. I have many fond memories of his laughter and spending time at family gatherings. Sending hugs.
Michael Lupinetti left a message on January 6, 2022:
John and I had been working out in the fields up there where its called Holland acres now and we were going back to the barn on the tractor and he sometimes had his rifle on the tractor which he did that day , we looked over towards the woods and there was an albino 14 point buck standing there looking back at us , John picked up his rifle and I said your not going to shoot it are you , he aims and fires and the deer runs off and he shouts back I missed and I am sure it was on purpose. God Bless You John.
Robert Bratcher1 left a message on January 6, 2022:
To the Kilby family. I am so sorry to hear about this. Your dad was a good person and was always nice when we hung out.
Perry Lupinetti left a message on January 6, 2022:
So sorry to the family for your loss. Seeing his picture here with the curl in his upper lip I can hear him talking to me as a kid: "Can you come help me bale some hay?" Sure Mr. Kilby. JK: "I'm not feeling real good today so I'm going to just drive the tractor while you stack in the wagon.". Ok, Mr. Kilby. The wagon is only open on the one end with high sides on the other three because he's using a kick baler. Going around a turn a bale kicks out and misses the wagon. He stops the tractor: "You stay up there I'll get it!". Ok Mr. Kilby. He goes around the back side of the wagon, grabs the bale then launches the bale clear across the wagon and it lands on the ground on the other side... "Aww Shoot!". Strong as an ox but also gentle and kind. Great man.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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