Obituary: Steve Kitchen

Posted 8/31/21

Steve Kitchen was born in Asbury, NJ, on October 9, to Pat and Don Kitchen.

Sadly, Steve passed away on August 23rd. Always to be remembered as one of the “good guys,” he will be …

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Steve Kitchen was born in Asbury, NJ, on October 9, to Pat and Don Kitchen.

Sadly, Steve passed away on August 23rd. Always to be remembered as one of the “good guys,” he will be missed by so very many after a hard-fought battle that ended too soon. Steve was our “Warrior Turtle” being a two-time cancer survivor.

Steve graduated from Del Val High School, excelling in the wrestling program and continuing his skills to Maryville College, TN, also earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Steve always spoke of his love of Tennessee and the friendships he began there and continue to this day, (you all know who you are.) Steve looked forward to NCAA Wrestling and was an avid TN Vols and Yankees fan.

Semi-retired, he worked for Belzona/B.I.G. (Banks Industrial Group) and always said they were family and the best company he ever worked for. After retirement, Steve, Barb and Boris (their dog) enjoyed RVing and day trips on the WTH pontoon boat. Steve’s happiest time was moving to their log cabin, “Dancing Bears,” in Narrowsburg and just “kicking back” with a cup of coffee or cold beer and taking in the pristine scenery.

A Devoted Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin & Friend, Steve leaves behind his caring father, Don and Step-Mom, Corky. Loving wife and Best Friend, Barbara. Children Eddie and wife Darlene, Amy and husband Dave and the “Prince” Justin with wife, Anna. Grandchildren Emily Rose, Madison, Ellie “Chatterbox” Paige, Makayla May and Tyler “the filthy animal” James. Two sisters whom he loved dearly and he was always known amongst the three of them to refer to himself as “Mom’s Favorite”: Colleen Devita and husband, Mike. Kelly Haring and husband, Willis. So many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and COUNTLESS Friends!

Lastly, Steve is survived by his “sidekick” Boris the thief, (aka “Funny Boy), who gave him endless joy and laughter! Boris is lost without him.

Visitation was held Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, 3412 SR 97, Barryville, NY.

Burial followed at St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Gary Sinise Foundation, www.garysinisefoundation.org, PO Box 368, Wood-land Hills, CA 91365, or St. Francis Xavier Church Food Pantry, 151 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

Arrangements are under the care of the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home. 845/557-8010.

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