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Philip E. Kitko Jr.

October 12, 1934 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 84)

Philip E. Kitko Jr, 84 of Houtzdale, died Friday August 16, 2019 at his residence.

Born October 12, 1934 in Madera, he was the son of the late Philip E. and Victoria (Wroblesky) Kitko.

Philip was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Houtzdale, the Croatian Club,  Smoke Run, Houtzdale Loyal Order of Moose #327, Stephen Kandrach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6321, Janesville, Morann Citizens Club, and the BPO Elks Lodge #1173, Philipsburg.

He served with the Unites States Army on the Marshall Islands Army Airfield Base in the South Pacific.

Philip owned and operated Kitko Concrete Co. from 1973 until his retirement in 2003.

He enjoyed dancing and listening to polkas, mud races, deep sea fishing and golfing.

On November 4, 1961 in St Barbara's Catholic Church, Houtzdale he married Doris Murawski , who survives in Houtzdale.

Along with his wife he is survived by a sister, Helen Kobilarcsik of Massillon, OH and two brothers Fred Kitko of Beccaria, Ron Kitko of Madera and a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceding  him in death were his parents, and two brothers, John and Jim Kitko.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday August 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, Houtzdale with Father Marc Solomon and Father Joseph Staszewski as co celebrants.

He will be entombed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Brisbin.

Family and Friends will be received Monday August 19, 2019 at the Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc, Houtzdale from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Houtzdale American Legion Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made in Philip's memory for Parkinson Research to Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD; AseraCare Hospice, 1015 Logan Blvd. Altoona, PA 16602; SPCA, 541 Graham Station Rd. Philipsburg, PA 16866 or Omni Home Care, 221 Hospital Dr. Suite2 Tyrone, Pa 16686.

Online condolences may be made at birgerafreebergfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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