Barbara A. (Schenk) Kitchen, 86, formerly of Endicott, NY and Bethlehem, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Susquehanna Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Johnson City, NY. Born in Easton, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Mattes) Schenk. She was preceded in death by her brother Emmett Schenk. Barbara was the loving bride of Richard K. Kitchen with whom she shared 67 wonderful years of marriage. A graduate of Easton High School, Barbara spent her working years employed by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Easton, PA. Upon retirement she and Richard enjoyed many happy times camping and dancing with the Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club. SURVIVORS: Barbara is survived by her husband, Richard, daughter, Patricia Artz and husband Philip of Endicott, NY; son, Alan Kitchen and wife, Mary Ellen of Center Valley, PA. She is lovingly remembered by her grandsons Stephen Artz and wife Natalie, Kevin Artz and wife Jackie, Patrick Kitchen, Ryan Kitchen and fiancé Ourania, and Sean Kitchen. As well as great-grandson Brayden Artz.
SERVICES: Catholic funeral services will be private. A memorial celebration of life and interment will be held at Holy Savior Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to American Nurses Foundation/Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses at https://www.nursingworld.org/foundation/programs/coronavirus-response-fund/
The family wishes to thank the healthcare providers at Susquehanna Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their care and pray for the staff’s continued good health.