OBITUARY

Barbara Munn Kitchin

April 5, 1929October 25, 2018
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Barbara Munn Kitchin, a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on October 25, 2018 at the age of 89. Barbara was born on April 5, 1929 in Long Branch, N.J., and resided in Montclair, N.J., alongside her three siblings. She summered in Bay Head, N.J. as a child, and described herself as a tomboy who was never without a book to read. In 1953, she married A. Lloyd Kitchin Jr., and together they resided in the home they built in Towaco, N.J., for more than 50 years. In 2007, they moved to Mt. Arlington to be closer to family and their beloved Lake Hopatcong. Barbara worked as a bank teller before raising her two sons, A. Lloyd Kitchin III and Jeffrey B. Kitchin, who were the joys of her life. She was athletic, an avid tennis player who also took up paddle tennis and bowling. In addition to Lloyd and Jeff keeping her on her feet, she was regularly on the move with the family dogs and, eventually, her four grandchildren. She was active at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, where she cheered for her family during their sailing races and socialized with many good friends. She loved to read, and volunteered at the Montville Public Library. And she was fiercely patriotic, regularly working at the polls on Election Day. She was predeceased by her parents, Archibald and Margaret Munn, her three siblings, Franklin, Margaret, and Archibald (“Sandy”), her son Jeffrey, and her husband, Lloyd. Survivors include her son, A. Lloyd Kitchin III and daughter-in-law, Carol; her four grandchildren, Jessica K. Murphy (Chris), Brian Kitchin (Catia), Douglas Kitchin (Alexa), and Gregory Kitchin (Elizabeth); and her five great-grandchildren, Arden, Nathan, Riley, Trevor, and Charlotte. As she spent many hours of her life caring for her beloved labs, and every birthday card she ever sent featured a cute animal, she would also want us to mention her five great-grand-dogs: Joe, Mitch, Charlie, Tex, and Olive. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 29, from 5 - 8PM at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main Street, Sparta, N.J. A graveside service will be held at 10AM on Tuesday, October 30 at Sparta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (www.lakehopatcongfoundation.org). And be sure to vote on Election Day, as she never took that right for granted.

  • FAMILY

  • Predeceased by her husband Llyod Jr., her son Jeffrey and her three siblings Franklin, Margaret and Arcibald, *
  • Survived by Lloyd III and his wife Carol, Son
  • Jessica Murphy (Chris), Brian Kitchin (Catia), Douglas Kitchin (Alexa), Gregory Kitchin (Elizabeth), Grandchildren
  • Arden, Nathan, Riley, Trevor, and Charlotte, Great Grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Barbara Munn Kitchin

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Ciro & Jean Ascione

November 1, 2018

Mon & Dad will both be missed, was glad to be able to share time with them with Joy's, Celebration and day's of sadness, now they share the path to Heaven as they walk side by side as they did here on earth.

I'll keep her in my prayers.

Take care all of you
Ciro

Brian Farley

October 30, 2018

What a beautiful obituary and legacy. The Kitchin family will be remembered fondly by all of the Farley's. We enjoyed our time sailing and socializing at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club and the Kitchin family was always very fun, active and great sailors! Peace to Mrs. Kitchin and our best to Lloyd, Carol and their beautiful family.

Anne von Amsberg

October 27, 2018

Barbara and I worked together at the Montville Library for several years. I was so flattered when she asked me to make the dress for her when Lloyd and Carol were married. She looked beautiful in it. We left NJ, but were still connected - in a new way. My 2 granddaughters, Gina and Alexa Modero made their confirmation when her daughter-in-law Carol, was in charge of the confirmation classes at the Redeemer Church.

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Biography

Barbara Munn Kitchin, a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on October 25, 2018 at the age of 89. Barbara was born on April 5, 1929 in Long Branch, N.J., and resided in Montclair, N.J., alongside her three siblings. She summered in Bay Head, N.J. as a child, and described herself as a tomboy who was never without a book to read. In 1953, she married A. Lloyd Kitchin Jr., and together they resided in the home they built in Towaco, N.J., for more than 50 years. In 2007, they moved to Mt. Arlington to be closer to family and their beloved Lake Hopatcong. Barbara worked as a bank teller before raising her two sons, A. Lloyd Kitchin III and Jeffrey B. Kitchin, who were the joys of her life. She was athletic, an avid tennis player who also took up paddle tennis and bowling. In addition to Lloyd and Jeff keeping her on her feet, she was regularly on the move with the family dogs and, eventually, her four grandchildren. She was active at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, where she cheered for her family during their sailing races and socialized with many good friends. She loved to read, and volunteered at the Montville Public Library. And she was fiercely patriotic, regularly working at the polls on Election Day. She was predeceased by her parents, Archibald and Margaret Munn, her three siblings, Franklin, Margaret, and Archibald (“Sandy”), her son Jeffrey, and her husband, Lloyd. Survivors include her son, A. Lloyd Kitchin III and daughter-in-law, Carol; her four grandchildren, Jessica K. Murphy (Chris), Brian Kitchin (Catia), Douglas Kitchin (Alexa), and Gregory Kitchin (Elizabeth); and her five great-grandchildren, Arden, Nathan, Riley, Trevor, and Charlotte. As she spent many hours of her life caring for her beloved labs, and every birthday card she ever sent featured a cute animal, she would also want us to mention her five great-grand-dogs: Joe, Mitch, Charlie, Tex, and Olive. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 29, from 5 - 8PM at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main Street, Sparta, N.J. A graveside service will be held at 10AM on Tuesday, October 30 at Sparta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (www.lakehopatcongfoundation.org). And be sure to vote on Election Day, as she never took that right for granted.