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Triton Boats Mourns Loss of Valuable Employee, Long-Time Friend, Bob Kitts

Posted: 10/14/2003

It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of a valued Triton employee, a great person, long-time friend, and colleague, Bob Kitts. After a difficult battle with Acute Leukemia, Bob passed away on the morning of October 13th at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, where he had been receiving treatment for the past six weeks.

Bob began his career in the marine industry many years ago in East Tennessee as an employee of Norris Craft Boats, and has continued throughout his lifetime with various boat builders, including K Craft Boats, which he owned and operated for several years. During the past five years, he has been a vital part of Triton Boat Company’s Customer Service Department, where his talent and vast knowledge of the business, combined with his dedication and personality, made him a favorite of dealers, customers, and co-workers.

As we celebrate Bob’s life, we will remember him for his unending sense of humor and his many talents, especially in wood-working. No one who ever entered his office will forget his love of collecting autographed fishing lures and antique tackle. His pride and commitment to his work served as an inspiration and example for others. He will be greatly missed by all of us.