Loreto S. Kitchen went home on Wednesday September 4, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 86.
Mrs. Kitchen was born August 5, 1927 in the Philippines, daughter of the late Anastacio and Roberta Santos.
During the occupation of her country by Japanese forces during World War II, Loreto distinguished herself as a teenaged Corporal in the Philippines resistance movement, risking her life to aid the allies in their war against Japan.
Mrs. Kitchen retired from A.F.S.S. in 1988. She was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, The Alliance of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the Circular Filipino-American Association.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years Uriah C. Kitchen, Jr., a son, John U. Kitchen, a daughter Patricia M. Muzik and a grandson Paul J. Muzik, Jr.
She is survived by two sons F. Steven Kitchen and his wife Christy of Ocean View; and Uriah C. Kitchen III and his wife Janet of Wyoming, a daughter Pamela A. Darling of Wyoming, a daughter-in-law Karen Y. Kitchen of Dover, and a son-in-law Paul J. Muzik of Frankford, twelve grandchildren Charlene Darling, James Darling, Mariah Gebhart, Mary Fisher, Bryan Muzik, Cody Kitchen, Uriah C. Kitchen, IV, Reanna Kitchen, Anais Quinones, Jesse Kitchen, Pamela J. Kitchen, Elijah Kitchen and eleven great grandchildren Jamie, Katie, Alice, Charlie, Erin, Payton, Olivia,Mia, Brianna, Siana, Fed and a special care giver Lisa Good.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Church, 631 S. State St., Dover.
Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Holy Cross Church, 631 S. State St., Dover and Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, De 19901.
Letters of condolences may be sent via e-mail to www.pippinfuneralhome.com.