Mark E. Kite

August 18, 1948August 19, 2018
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Mark E. Kite, 70, of Uniondale passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born August 18, 1948 in Huntington, Indiana, a son of the late Paul E. and Marjorie (Scott) Kite. Mark served 12 years in the Marine Corp and served two tours in Vietnam. He also left a legacy of Marines with his son and two of his grandsons becoming Marines. After his service, he found his passion in pest control and continued in this field for 35 years. He owned and operated Kite Pest Control for 30 years. In the late 80’s he had an “Ask the bug man program” on WOWO. He also pursued his doctorate degree in entomology. On January 6, 1973, he was united in marriage to Peggy. They moved every few years and lived in South Carolina and Wyoming but made Indiana their home. He is survived by his wife, Peggy and two children, Joseph (Kristen) Kite of Monroeville and Nicole (Chris) Melching of Los Altos, California; six grandchildren; Tyler McClish, Danielle (Austin) Springer, Zachary Melching, Gavyn Kite, Brenden Kite, and Madison Kite. He also has one great grandson, Wesley Springer; brother, Michael (Jacqueline) Kite of Spotsylvania, Virginia and sister, Marianne (Jim) Geis of Aladdin, Wyoming. Memorial service will be 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with a gathering of friends and family starting at 3:00 p.m. There will be a private inurnment with immediate family at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian at a later date. Memorials are to Wounded Warrior Project.


  • Wounded Warrior Project



  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 23, 2018


  • Final Resting : Oak Lawn Cemetery

Mark E. Kite

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Michael Hannie

August 22, 2018

Peggy, Joe, and Nicole

The times together that we all created on Greenwood Trail were very special. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the peace and comfort of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ sustain you and your families during this difficult time. God Bless!

John Legge

August 22, 2018

Peggy and family, please accept my sympathy in the coming days and months. I always enjoyed sitting on Dad's patio and listen to Mark and Dad relive their experiences in the Marine Corps. Some stories were sad, some were funny. Dad's stories were from WWII and Mark's from the Vietnam era. Either way, they enjoyed the conversation, and I sure understood the Corps much better. Semper Fi Warrior!

Melissa Schneider

August 21, 2018

Mark completed pest control for my former employer for the 7 years I was there. He was SO thoughtful- bringing all of the office gals flowers on holidays and chocolates. He cared about his work and the people he serviced! He was ornery as can be and I always enjoyed seeing him and hearing his stories. His love for his wife was immeasurable. Mark found me at my new employer and stopped by several times to try to visit, but I was always tied up with a customer when he stopped and only got to speak for a moment each time. I regret not being able to speak to him longer 😢 Rest In Peace mark! You were one of a kind!!!!!!

Paulette (Popey) Nye

August 21, 2018

I am sorry for your family as I am sure your wit and humor will be sorely missed for years to come. I will always remember your kind words to me when I lost Tracy all those years ago. Keep guard on those left behind. God Bless.

Curtis Ellis

August 21, 2018

I was buying a new house in Zanesville and it needed to have a pest inspection so I called Mark Mark came to the house I let him in he walked around for a while poking and prodding in different areas after he was done he came up to me and said I wouldn't buy this house I said why what did you find he said I found a very big bug I said you did he said yeah I said where he pointed at me and said right there and then he laughed he handed me the bill and said nice house Kurt you won't have any problems here

Nicole Melching

August 20, 2018

While our hearts are now breaking and we miss you terribly; the memories our family has been sharing about you this past week have been a source of relief. We know you are back to being your ornery self in heaven and no longer in pain. We love you so much!!!