obituary from newspaper


Rolfe Mark G. Kitchin, age 80, died on December 29, 2005, at his home in Rolfe. A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2006. at the Powers Funeral Home in Rolfe, with the Rev. Charles Miller officiating. Burial will be in Woodbury, Conn.

Mark Gerald Kitchin was born on April 15, 1925, at Waterbury, Conn. He was the son of Mark A. and Hattie (Kroll) Kitchin. Mark was educated in Connecticut schools, having completed a tool makers course after he graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War H. Mark married Alice Gunning in Connecticut and the couple made their home there. Mark worked as toolmaker in a factory until he retired in the mid-1980s. Alice died in 2000 and in 2002 Mark moved to Rolfe.

Mark was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his daughter, Sue Martin of Rolfe; grandchildren, Melissa and Daniel of Rolfe; great-grandchildren, Malary and Norton Koob of Rolfe; and a brother, Neil Kitchin who lives in Connecticut.

Mark was preceded m death by his parents and a son, Thomas.