Obituary photo of Gary Chittenden, Dove-KS
In Loving Memory of

Gary Lee Chittenden

1941 - 2021
Obituary photo of Gary Chittenden, Dove-KS
In Loving Memory of

Gary Lee Chittenden

1941 - 2021
Gary L. Chittenden, 80, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021.

He was born June 5, 1941, in Wichita, KS, the son of John L. and Elise (Kreitzer) Chittenden.

Gary was raised in Phillipsburg, KS where he attended the Methodist Church. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1959. He later attended Fort Hays State University until he was drafted into the Army in 1963.

Gary proudly served in the United States Army in the 66th Military Police Unit. He spent one year in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged he was employed by Beech Aircraft in Wichita, KS for six years.

He then relocated to Topeka, KS where he was employed by Roach Hardware.

Gary married Peggy Young in 1978 in Topeka, KS.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy of Topeka; his two children, Rob Waetzig of Kansas City, MO and Victoria (Jim Belshe) Richmond of Topeka; two grandchildren, Christopher Richmond and Nicole Richmond; two great grandchildren, Alexander Kersting and Ava Jo Kersting all of Topeka; his siblings, Robert Chittenden and Janet (Dave) McGaw both of Denver, CO; his loving niece and nephew Amanda (Todd) McGaw Hays and John David (J.D.) McGaw.

Honoring Gary’s request cremation is planned. No services have been scheduled at this time.

Dove Cremations and Funerals – Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, KS 66610 is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 604, P.O. Box 750322, Topeka, KS 66675-0322.

To leave a message of condolence for Gary’s family, or to share a special memory of Gary, click the Share Memories button above.
Gary L. Chittenden, 80, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021.

He was born June 5, 1941, in Wichita, KS, the son of John L. and Elise (Kreitzer) Chittenden.

Gary was raised in Phillipsburg, KS where he attended the Methodist Church. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1959. He later attended Fort Hays State University until he was drafted into the Army in 1963.

Gary proudly served in the United States Army in the 66th Military Police Unit. He spent one year in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged he was employed by Beech Aircraft in Wichita, KS for six years.

He then relocated to Topeka, KS where he was employed by Roach Hardware.

Gary married Peggy Young in 1978 in Topeka, KS.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy of Topeka; his two children, Rob Waetzig of Kansas City, MO and Victoria (Jim Belshe) Richmond of Topeka; two grandchildren, Christopher Richmond and Nicole Richmond; two great grandchildren, Alexander Kersting and Ava Jo Kersting all of Topeka; his siblings, Robert Chittenden and Janet (Dave) McGaw both of Denver, CO; his loving niece and nephew Amanda (Todd) McGaw Hays and John David (J.D.) McGaw.

Honoring Gary’s request cremation is planned. No services have been scheduled at this time.

Dove Cremations and Funerals – Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, KS 66610 is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 604, P.O. Box 750322, Topeka, KS 66675-0322.

To leave a message of condolence for Gary’s family, or to share a special memory of Gary, click the Share Memories button above.

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