Charles Hugh Kilgore

Charles Hugh Kilgore passed from this earthly existence with peace to be with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by loving family and caregivers, on February 24, 2014. He was 90 years old. Chuck was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania during the Great Depression. After graduating high school with top grades and little money, he attended the University of Pittsburgh’s Erie Extension until called into service by the Army Air Corps as a radar bombardier on B-24 Liberators in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Chuck resumed his engineering studies at the University of Michigan, earning his Chemical Engineering degree in 1948. He obtained his Masters in Chemical Engineering from Rice Institute in 1950 as a Shell Fellow. Chuck’s professional career was focused on refining petroleum products, working for Shell, Crown Central, and Tenneco. He held various supervisory positions at Tenneco’s Chalmette refinery during the 1960s and 1970s, and retired from Tenneco’s Houston corporate office in 1982. Marge and Chuck then moved to San Antonio in 1990. Chuck’s parents, a brother, and two sisters predeceased him. He is survived by Marge, his loving and devoted wife of 68 years; his daughter Mary Marcotte and her husband Mike of Houston; his son Bob Kilgore and his wife Debbi of San Antonio; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. You are invited to sign the guestbook at

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