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Willis F. "Fred" Kitchen

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Fred Kitchen, 69, of Erie, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at St. Vincent Health Center, surrounded by his children, following a lengthy illness. Fred was born on October 7, 1943, in Williamsport, Md., to Willis G. and Betty Kitchen, both of Williamsport, Md. Throughout his life, Fred worked as an executive at West Penn Power and Overly Manufacturing in Greensburg, Pa., and most recently as a technician at the Driver License Center in Erie, Pa. He was a loving grandfather who loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed cars, baseball, and feeding the ducks while watching the sunset on Erie's Bayfront. He was preceded in death by two infant daughters and his brother, Alan. He is survived by his children, Todd (Lisa), of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Tom (Sara) of North East and Amelia (Mike) of Wellsville, N.Y. He is also survived by his parents, brothers and sisters Ellis Kitchen (Frederick, Md.), Tim Kitchen (Hagerstown, Md.), Eric Kitchen (Cumberland, Md.), Susie Kitchen (Hagerstown, Md.), and Beth Burtner (Knoxville, Tenn.). Additionally, he is survived by his four granddaughters, Analiese, Lily, Adeline and Lucy, and several uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews. Friends may call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLP, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th Street, on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Fred's family would like to express sincere gratitude to the expert medical and nursing staff at St. Vincent Health Center and requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to St. Vincent Health Center, 232 West 25th Street, Erie, PA 16544. Condolences and photos at

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 31, 2013
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