Swan Funeral Home


Charles Ernest Kyttle

February 26, 1947February 9, 2021

Charles “Charlie or Chaz” Ernest Kyttle of Madison, CT passed on January 9, 2021 following complications with a blood infection, coronavirus, and a decade long battle with congestive heart failure. He is survived by his four beloved children, his son, Christopher William Kyttle and three daughters Jennifer Ann Kyttle, Corey Elizabeth Kyttle, and Tracy Alice Kyttle and one grandson, Trey Michael Lazauskas.

Charlie was a devoted member of the shoreline community having lived all 73 years of his life in Madison and Clinton, Connecticut. Charlie attended Madison Public Schools and graduated from Daniel Hand High School in 1965 before enlisting as an aircraft mechanic at the Eglin Air Force Base in western, Florida. After returning from the service Charlie opened Kyttle’s Chevron at 646 Boston Post Road in downtown Madison and served as a well respected auto mechanic for all of his career. He invested many years in the Madison Volunteer Fire Department, serving as First Lieutenant between 1984-1986. In the winter months Charlie could be found plowing snow from Main Street sidewalks late at night in his Jeep or Toyota Tacoma and of course, doing a few donuts in the CVS parking lot when no one was looking. Only second to the love for his children was Charlie’s adoration for playing Blues music. Notoriously, he frequented coffee shops along the shoreline or any other small gig permitting him to indulge in his most cherished hobby - playing his red Eric Clapton Fender Stratocaster guitar. Charlie loved the people, history, and the communities that shaped him and we have all been beneficiaries of his humor, loyalty, and relentless work ethic. Charlie leaves behind joyous memories with his mentor, Mr. Ade Bassett and his extended family, cousins Ralph Kyttle and Judy (Kyttle) Daricek, and his Aunt Mary (Kyttle) Reider. Charlie, an only child, will be buried next to his cherished mother Alma Alice (Vanderhoff) Allen and late father, Raymond E. Kyttle in Madison’s West Cemetery on Boston Post Road.

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Charles Ernest Kyttle

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Bob Spang

February 18, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was a faithful friend and an inspiring guitar player. I wish we could have spent more time together.

Dianne Turchen

February 16, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Charlies was loved by Bob and I. Bob enjoyed his many talks. He will be miss by many, but he and Bob can have more lunches.
Love Dianne

Alma (DeBurra) Carroll

February 12, 2021

To Charlie’s Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I have known Charlie since I was a young girl growing up in Madison. My parents were frequent customers at the Chevron station and my dad and husband Matt were volunteer Firemen along with Charlie. He even lived with my family for a short time. When Jennifer and Corey were very young, they lived three houses over from us on Bradley Road and we were frequent babysitters. Charlie was always kind, caring, happy and friendly. He treated all of us with respect and friendship. I know that he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. With deepest sympathy,