VIENNA, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – James R. McKitrick, age 80, of Vienna passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2023 in the comfort of his home.

Jim was born in Warren on May 10, 1943 a son of Clyde and Helen (Gray) McKitrick.

Following his graduation from high school, Jim served in the United States Air Force before obtaining his honorable discharge having attained the rank of Airman Third Class.  

On May 15, 1971 he was united in marriage with his sweetheart the former Elizabeth “Betsy” Carmichael of Kinsman, Ohio. Together they have shared more than 52 years at each other’s sides and the love of their sons Michael and Brian. 

He worked for the former Amweld Building Products for 36 years in various positions before his well-deserved retirement.

Jim enjoyed several sports and especially enjoyed golf. He loved being involved in many outdoor activities and loved spending time watching the birds around his home.  

His memories will continue to live on through his devoted wife Betsy; his beloved sons, Michael McKitrick of Big Lake, Minnesota, Brian McKitrick and his wife, Lori of Travelers Rest, South Carolina; five beloved grandsons, Ethan, Owen, Isaac, Caleb and Lucas and by his brothers, Richard McKitrick and his wife, Lynn of Howland and Marvin McKitrick of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Marilyn.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2023 in the chapel of Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Jim’s honor.

Arrangements are by the Dillon & Santucci Funeral Home, 4471 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio. Friends may send condolences to the McKitrick family at

A television tribute will air Monday, October 16 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.