John Chitty

John Chitty
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John R. Chitty, 51, of Belleville, IL, born April 10, 1964, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

John’s upbeat personality and warm smile made it easy for him to make friends wherever he went.

John was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elsie, nee Chitty, Merrick; his maternal grandparents, Jerome and Catherine Chitty; and his paternal grandparents, Dave and Elenora Merrick.

Surviving are his brother, William E. Merrick Jr. of Baldwin, IL;
two aunts, Geraldine “Gerri” (Jesse) Stanley of O’Fallon, IL,
and Eileen Boxx of Millstadt, IL;
nieces and nephews;
and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice or to Support Systems & Services, Inc., 900 Royal Heights Road, Belleville, IL  62226.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Private services will be held followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.


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