Joseph Abbott Kitchen, 88, of Irvona died Dec. 20, 2022.
He was born Aug. 13, 1934 in Berwinsdale, the son of Joseph Ramsey Kitchen and Mary Grace (Irvine) Kitchen.
He was a member of Coalport Masonic Lodge 574, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Altoona Jaffa Shrine and Jaffa Road Runners.
He worked as a retailer and foreman for several coal companies.
Surviving are his wife, Blanche (Gates) Kitchen; sons, Joseph James (Lisa) Kitchen of Coalport, Robert Bruce (Vicky) Kitchen of Irvona; daughters, Laurie (David) Miles of Houtzdale, Sharon (Roger) Kritzer of Irvona, Yvonne Westover of Curwensville; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson Bradley Kritzer.
Friends will be received Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic service at 6 p.m. at the Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona.
Services will be held Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona with Pastor Deak Irvine officiating.
Interment will be at a later date at Fruit Hill Cemetery, New Millport.
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