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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Rita A. Kitchen
January 6, 1939 - June 21, 2022


Public Events and Locations

Viewing - 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

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

Rita A. Kitchen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died peacefully Tuesday, June 21, 2022. She was 83 years old. Rita was born January 6, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Albin Kuczborski and the late Jane Kuczborski (nee - Adamczyk). She is the beloved wife of the late Lewis W. Kitchen; mother of David Kitchen and his wife Georgina, LouAnn MacIntyre and her husband John, and Nicole Ewerth and her husband Michael. Grandma of Jessica Mahoney and her husband Joseph, Sarah Pingel and her husband Ian, Aneliese Ewerth, and Christopher Ewerth. Great Grandma to Caleb Mahoney, Austin Mahoney, and Abby Louise Pingel. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph

While cruising Aramingo Avenue one Saturday afternoon Lewis met Rita, who was sweeping the sidewalk of her childhood home. They married May 11, 1957 and celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. Rita enjoyed crafts, sewing, flower arranging, and being a homemaker.

Lewis passed away on Wednesday June 15, 2022, their services will be held jointly.

Relatives and friends were invited to her viewing 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. Her graveside service 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 her memory to Lafayette Redeemer - Holy Redeemer Health Systems, 521 Moredon Road, Second Flr., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. The family is grateful for the loving care provided by the staff from Lafayette's Personal Care Unit and Holy Redeemer Support at Home.

Family flowers arranged by Sally’s Flowers 215-722-4500.

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