Gary J. Kitchen, 69, of Blanchard, was surrounded by his family when passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Born on April 11, 1952, in Clinton County, he was the son of the late Donald and Betty (Hevner) Kitchen. On April 28, 1979, in Spring Mills, he married Beth W. Wheeland, who survives at home.
Gary is a 1971 graduate of BEN High School. He worked many jobs along the way and eventually retired from Liberty Township Municipality, where he worked for many years.
He enjoyed going to camp, hunting, attending church, and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed spending special times with his cat, Star.
Gary is survived by his wife, four children: Gary "Zeke" Mann and his wife, Amanda, of Monument, Laurel Hanley of Howard, Ashley Kitchen and her companion, Justin Shoudy, of Blanchard, and Chris Kitchen of Blanchard; nine grandchildren, which he adored; and two brothers, Donald Kitchen and his wife, Prachoom, of South Carolina and Chuck Kitchen of Beech Creek.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hall Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc, 135W. Main St. Howard, PA16841.
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