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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Lewis W. Kitchen
June 10, 1935 - June 15, 2022


Public Events and Locations

Visitation - Friday, June 24, 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Funeral Service - Friday, June 24, 2022, 10:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Graveside Service - Friday, June 24, 2022, 11:20 AM at Forest Hills Cemetery, Huntingdon Valley
Military Honors - Friday, June 24, 2022, 11:20 AM at Forest Hills Cemetery, Huntingdon Valley

Contacts

Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Cemetery - Forest Hills Cemetery - 101 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 - 215-673-5800 - Map
Family Florist - Sally’s Flowers - 7950 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-722-4500 - Map
Donation - Lafayette Redeemer - Holy Redeemer Health Systems - 521 Moredon Road, Second Flr., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 - 215-914-4000 - Map

Lewis W. Kitchen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died peacefully on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  He was 87 years old.  Lewis was born June 10, 1935 in Alderson, Pennsylvania, son of the late Sterling Kitchen and the late Beulah Kitchen (nee Keiper).  He is the beloved husband of Rita A. (nee Kuczborski) Kitchen; father of David Kitchen and his wife Georgina, LouAnn MacIntyre and her husband John, and Nicole Ewerth and her husband Michael. Grandpa of Jessica Mahoney and her husband Joseph, Sarah Pingel and her husband Ian, Aneliese Ewerth, and Christopher Ewerth. Great Grandpa to Caleb Mahoney, Austin Mahoney, and Abby Louise Pingel. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his siblings Emory, David, Walter, Isabelle, and Elizabeth.

Lewis was raised in the Dallas and Harvey’s Lake, PA area. In the 1950’s he moved to Philadelphia. While cruising Aramingo Avenue one Saturday afternoon he met Rita, who was sweeping the sidewalk of her childhood home. They married May 11, 1957 and celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. Lewis was self-employed for many years designing and fabricating custom commercial food equipment and was known for his fine attention to detail. He was a reserved man who enjoyed woodworking and automobiles, both classic and the latest models. He took pride in his ability to repair almost anything in the house. Lewis lovingly took on the role of caregiver to Rita over the past several years. His memory will be a blessing to all.

Rita passed away on Tuesday June 21, 2022, their services were held jointly.

Relatives and friends were invited to his visitation on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. and Funeral Service at 10:00 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. His graveside service with military honors rendered by the United States National Guard followed at Forest Hills Cemetery, 101 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.

Religious services were conducted by Fr. Edward E. Brady.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Lafayette Redeemer - Holy Redeemer Health Systems, 521 Moredon Road, Second Flr., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. The family expresses their gratitude to the staff on the 3rd floor for their wonderful care and comfort.
Family flowers arranged by Sally’s Flowers 215-722-4500.

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