Joseph Kitchnefsky Jr.

Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

1944 - 2021 (Age 77)


Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania


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Joseph Kitchnefsky Jr., 76 of Tunkhannock, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne Parks Kitchnefsky.

Born in Scranton on Aug. 7, 1944, he was the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Irene L. Azarsky Kitchnefsky. Joe attended Tunkhannock High School, the Church of Nativity BVM, Tunkhannock, and St. Mary's of the Lake, Lake Winola. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed playing softball on many local softball teams.

Joe especially enjoyed being in the outdoors, fishing and bear hunting. He was a member of many local bowling teams and enjoyed his time spent bowling.

He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandson.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Jack, Kevin and Shawn, all of Tunkhannock; brothers, Charles, John and Jerry, all of Tunkhannock; sisters, Stella Marabelle and Della Sands; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Joe was preceded in death by his brother, James.

Family and friends are invited to attend Joe's Mass of Christian Burial which will be held on Monday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. from the Church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657, to be celebrated by the Rev. Patrick Albert. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Monday. Interment will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, Jan. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Family requests that all attending abide by current CDC guidelines.

Please visit the funeral home website to share memories or extend condolences.

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We are sorry to hear about your father. Our deepest sympathy to your family. We pray that the rest of the Family is well and healthy.

Cecille & John

Very Sorry Kevin on the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.