Meadville Tribune

January 2, 2014

Kenneth I. Doolittle

Meadville Tribune

TOWNVILLE — Kenneth I. Doolittle, 73, of Townville passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

He was born Oct. 5, 1940, in Meadville, a son on A. Norman Doolittle and Gladys P. Shaw Doolittle. He married Alice V. Hogue on Nov. 17, 1962. She survives.

Kenneth was a 1959 graduate of the former Townville High School and worked for Coca-Cola in Meadville for many years in machine maintenance.

He attended Townville Baptist Church in his younger years and enjoyed hunting, riding his four wheeler and plowing snow.

In addition to his loving wife, Alice Doolittle of Townville, he is also survived by two daughters, Kimberly S. Nirmaier and her husband, George, of Townville and Patti J. Doolittle of Townville; a son, Ken R. Doolittle and his wife, Brenda, of Townville; grandchildren, Kenneth N. Doolittle and his wife Christina, of New Jersey, Clay M. Doolittle and his wife, Ashley, of Townville, Tanner J. Nirmaier of Townville, and Sydney P. Nirmaier, “his little girl” of Townville; a sister, Ruth A. Benedict and her husband, Charles, of Franklin; and his beloved dog, Lucy.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, N. Elaine McAlevy; and an infant brother, Ronald Doolittle.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s memory to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231; or American Diabetes Association, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Landmarks Building, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Kenneth’s Book of Memories online at

Arrangements are in the care of Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, 33353 N. Main St., Townville.