Charles Kitchen

January 6, 1944 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Charles Kitchen Obituary

Charles (Mike) Clifton Kitchen, 80, of Beech Creek, suddenly passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Born January 6, 1944,He was the son of the late Robert H. and Guila M. (Wagner) Kitchen.

On July 4, 1964, Mike married the love of his life, Ruth Eleanor Perrot, better known as Wink, and shared 51 years of marriage before Wink passed away on August 13, 2015. Mike also enjoyed going to camp and spending summer weekends with Wink and his family.

Over the course of Mike’s life, he had many jobs throughout the community, though he had a few jobs that he loved doing. He worked for Sherman Spotts and his son Ronald Spotts, at Spotts’ Store in Beech Creek where he learned his meat cutting abilities. One of his favorite jobs was the business he and his wife opened up together, Mike & Wink’s Meat Market, in September of 1977, where he spent almost 22 years as a meat cutter. Another job Mike loved was working for Dick Bitner (Bitner Bushing) and then Susquehanna Transit Co.where he drove school bus until he retired. 

Mike is survived by a brother, Daniel Fravel of Beech Creek, Daughter, Renee Kitchen (Pete) of Howard, Son, Charlie (Melanie) Kitchen of Bellefonte and Grandchildren Brandyn Lomison, Arctic Kitchen, and Tiana Kitchen. Mike also leaves behind his fur baby, Little Bear as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Wink, their infant son Michael, five brothers; Robert, Harry, Mac, Rodney, and Ray, and three sisters; Miriam Miller, Marg Graham, and Norma Adrian.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Beech Creek Friendship Community or the Beech Creek Wesleyan Church.

A celebration of life will be held at the Beech Creek Friendship Community Center on Sunday, March 17, 2024 starting at Noon.


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Memorial Service
March 17, 2024

12:00 PM
Friendship Community Center
127 Main Street
Beech Creek, PA 16822
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