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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Kenneth W. Kittel
June 21, 1942 - January 7, 2024

Public Events and Locations

Visitation - Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Jamison
Memorial Service - Saturday, April 6, 2024, 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Jamison


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - Redeemer Lutheran Church - 2100 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929 - 215-343-1121 - Map
Donation - Ivyland Fire Company - 62 Wilson Avenue, Ivyland, PA 18974 - 215-675-9333 - Map

Kenneth W. Kittel(Ken) of Warminser, Pennsylvania died Sunday, January 7th, 2024 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He was 81 years old. Ken was born June 21,1942 in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Walter Kittel and the late Vivian Kittel(nee-Frankenfield). He is the husband of the late Mary L. Kittel with whom he shared 59 years together. Ken was the loving father to Karen Gibbons and her husband Patrick, Glenn Kittel and his wife Jamie and Dean Kittel and his wife Michele. Ken was a loving grandfather of 7: Abigail Gibbons, James, Hayleigh, Tyler, Jason, Joshua, and Noah Kittel. Ken was also a father figure to Susan (Tracey) Mowrey. 

Ken was born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia. He attended Dobbins Technical High School and Spring Garden College. He worked as a plant engineer at Honeywell for 29 years and as an equipment manager for 16 years at Rhoads Industries. In his free time, he enjoyed working on his trains and building models of ships. Ken also became a Mason in 1981, He belonged to the Hirman Gotlic Lodge 81, W.K Bray Lodge 410, and the Scottish Rite in Allentown. 

Ken and other community members brought Olney Community Ambulance (all volunteers) from a one room operation in a VFW building in the late 60’s early 70’s, to a three bay building and training location. Ken was the president for many years and leading them to be known as the best volunteer corps in Philadelphia. Ken was elected as the President of PAVAC (Philadelphia Association of Volunteer Ambulance Corps) which was compromised of all the volunteer corps in Philadelphia. Ken was responsible for coordinating with the city office of Emergency Preparedness for the volunteer corps to assist the city with major events and to prepare for possible major disasters. While he was there he became an EMT-Instructor, CPR-instructor and a 1st Aid-Instructor. He taught many Philadelphia Firefighters and Police Officers along with teaching community members, teachers, nurses, doctors. 

Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial services on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Visitation 10am-11am and services at 11am, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2100 York Road, Jamison, PA, 18929. 

Religious services will be conducted by Rev. Nathan Krause from Redeemer Lutheran Church. There will also be a Masonic Service conducted by W.K Bray Lodge 410.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Ivyland Fire Company, 62 Wilson Avenue, Ivyland, PA, 18974.

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