Kenneth Girts

| May 3, 2019

Kenneth Girts, 76, of Homosassa, Florida, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, April 22, 2019, at his home.

Ken was loved by many and will be missed by all.

A native of Clarion, he was born Nov. 3, 1942, to William and Hazel (Wenner) Girts, one of nine children.

Ken served his country honorably and proudly in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964.

He worked for 33 years as a glass bottle forming operator with Owens-Illinois in plants located in Michigan, North Carolina and New York until his retirement in 2001.

Ken bought his retirement home in Homosassa in 2002, and split his time between Florida and Fulton, NY.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by siblings: Charles, Raymond, Ron, Evelyn, Sam and Frank.

He is survived by his three daughters: Lori Marshall (husband Joe) of Fulton, New York, Tammy Curtice of Westerly, Rhode Island and Jessica Girts (partner Eric Weiss) of Pleasanton, California.

Also surviving are his siblings: Joyce and Emma, both of Strattanville and grandchildren: Justin, Alex and Jordan Jackowski; Cayden Curtice; and Alynnia and Sofia Girts-Weiss.

He loved golf, billiards, fishing, walking his dog Buddy and spending time with his kids, grandchildren and many other friends and family. Ken accomplished the rare feat of a perfect 300 game pursuing his love of bowling.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Ken’s name to your local bowling center’s youth bowling program, or at USBC Youth, formerly Young American Bowling Alliance, in support of youth bowling programs, at or the COPD Foundation at

Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, Florida

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