Robert Bruce Kitchen, 92, of South Williamsport, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the Gatehouse Hospice, Williamsport.
Robert was born on May 23, 1920, at South Williamsport. He was the son of the late Beaver and Elizabeth Catherine (Douty) Kitchen.
He was a member of the South Williamsport Independent Volunteer Fire Company. He was a life member for the Garret Cochran American Legion Post No. 1 at Williamsport.
Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in World War II. Robert was employed as a spot welder with the Keystone Friction Hinge Company of South Williamsport from which he retired in 1985 after 42 years of service.
Robert enjoyed going for walks, oil painting, keeping his journal and loved his pets.
Robert is survived by his wife, Helen J. Kitchen, of South Williamsport; two daughters, Donna (Pete) Zimmerman, of Warrensville, Debra L. (Robert) Lambert, of Boalsburg, Pa.; and a son, Keith (Jeanette) Kitchen, of Montgomery. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and his sister, Bernadine (Donald) Baltzer, of Williamsport.
Funeral services for Robert Bruce Kitchen were held Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, Pa. Pastor Anthony Crawford officiated.
Contributions in memory of Robert Bruce Kitchen may be made, if so desired, to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Lycoming County Animal Protection Society, 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA 17702. www.charlesmnollfuneralhome.com