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Katherine "Kitty" Wheat Chittenden

July 5, 1926 — July 5, 2014



Chittenden, Katherine “Kitty”

 Newark--Katherine Wheat Chittenden “Kitty”, died peacefully at the Friendly Home in Rochester on July 5, 2014, on her 88th birthday.

Predeceased by her husband Richard S. Chittenden in 1997 and her brother Henry Wheat III. Survivied by a daughter and her family Ann and John Morsch, their children Matthew and Jeffrey (Beth); son and his family Gary and Carol, their children Lily and Katherine “Kit”; sister-in-law Donna Chittenden; niece Cindy Clem; nephews Robert and Gregory Wheat and Hobie Chittenden.

 Kitty was born in Geneva, the daughter of the late Katherine L. and Henry A. Wheat, Jr. She was a graduate of Geneva High School and attended Chevy Chase Junior College in Maryland. After college, she returned to Geneva and worked at Hobart College where she met her future husband, Dick. Together, they made their home in Newark where she was active at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and the Village Opportunity Shop, among other volunteer activities. Summers were spent at their cottage on Cresent Beach, Sodus Bay, a place their family treasures to this day.

 The family would like to thank everyone on Morgan Place at The Friendly Home, Kitty's home for almost four years. More like family than caregivers, each Friendly Home staff member has shared a memory of chasing Kitty and her walker as she sped around the units, doing her “laps”. Their love and support during Kitty's final lap could not be matched anywhere. Thank you also to Lifetime Care for their hospice support over the past several months. 

Please join the family at a Memorial Service for Kitty at 10:00 AM, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 400 South Main Street, Newark. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Newark Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Friendly Home, 3156 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618.

















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