Jay Benjamin Kitchen

January 28, 1968May 11, 2018

Jay Benjamin Kitchen, age 50, of Riverside, California passed away on Friday May 11, 2018. Jay was born January 28, 1968 in San Bernardino, California to Olivia and Jim Kitchen.

Jay is survived by; his son Anthony Kitchen; daughter-in-law Teresa Kitchen; and daughter Adrianna Kitchen; father Jim Kitchen; brother John Kitchen and sister-in-law Michelle Kitchen; granddaughter Maylene Kitchen, aunt Armida Yee, uncle Gary Yee, uncle Ben Murguia, aunt Gloria Murguia, uncle Glenn Murguia, aunt Linda Ramos, aunt Anna Leon and uncle Ed Leon. His close friends Leonard Luna, Jaime Vilches and George Madrigal. Also numerous cousins.

Jay was preceded in death by his mother Olivia Murguia Kitchen.

Memorial service for Jay will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018, 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Montecito Valley View Chapel, 3520 E. Washington St., Colton, California 92324.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Kitchen family.


  • Anthony Kitchen, Son
  • Teresa Kitchen, Daughter-in-law
  • Adrianna Kitchen, Daughter
  • Maylene Kitchen, Granddaughter
  • Jim Kitchen, Father
  • Olivia Kitchen, Mother
  • John Kitchen, Brother
  • Michelle Kitchen, Sister-in-law
  • Armida Yee, Aunt
  • Gary Yee, Uncle
  • Ben Murguia, Uncle
  • Gloria Murguia, Aunt
  • Glenn Murguia, Uncle
  • Linda Ramos, Aunt
  • Anna Leon, Aunt
  • Ed Leon, Uncle
  • Leonard Luna, Friend
  • Jaime Vilches, Friend
  • George Madrigal, Friend


  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jay Benjamin Kitchen

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Greg Orndorff

May 15, 2018

Jay, I first met you in 1980 when we were both on the same baseball team. Then I got to know you better in band and then you became my neighbor. I'll always remember hanging out with you and John, and especially our conversations in your garage while lifting weights. You were the first one to open my eyes to see things around me as they really are.
Thank you, Jay. May you rest in peace, my friend.

Anthony Kitchen

May 13, 2018

I promise as your son to make you proud as a father, family man, future police officer and overall individual. I dont know what to say.. you already know how we love you.

Roseann Medina

May 13, 2018

Jay... I will always remember your laugh! You had an infectious laugh. And all those times I ran into you at all the hot spots. Good times. You will always be one of the coolest dudes ever. Rest in Peace.

Jaime Vilches

May 13, 2018

You were my best friend from our elementary school days up to your last days with us. I am glad that you were such a large part of my life and I will always be grateful that I was lucky enough to call you a friend. We will miss your laugh, your fun loving nature and your zest for life. You were a loving father who raised two amazing children who will do great things. Now is your time to become the angel to watch over your family and reconnect with your mom. Rest in peace brother until we meet again.

Mina Tovar

May 13, 2018

My heart is saddened for the loss of Jay for our children. Anthony and Adrianna were his world and he loved them very much. He loved and lived life to the fullest. I will be forever grateful to him for our children. I have many memories that wil remain in my heart and mind for always. Rest In Peace Jay and watch over our kids as their guardian angel.

Adrianna kitchen

May 12, 2018

Love you daddy 💜🐘