Lois V. (Smith) Kitchura

March 4, 1926 ~ July 4, 2018 (age 92)

Lois Virginia Kitchura, known simply as "Mom" by her large extended family, passed away July 4, 2018. She was born in 1926 in Middletown NY, raised in Jermyn PA and studied nursing in New York City. After WWII, she married her high school sweetheart John Kitchura and moved to Syracuse. There she raised her family, later moving to California, New Mexico, settling lastly near family in Loveland, Colorado. Over the years she continued working as a nurse giving the care she loved providing, later doing hospital volunteer work well into her mid 80's. She is survived by her son, Jack Kitchura and daughters, Terry DeWallace and Shelley Kitchura Nelson; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and many dear friends near and far. Her door was always open. She will be remembered for her kindness and missed by all that had the good fortune to know her. 

Calling hours are from 11:30am to 1pm on Saturday October 13th with funeral services to follow at 1pm in Sears Middleton Mathewson Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., North Syracuse. A Celebration of Life gathering will follow from 1:30pm to 5pm at the North Syracuse Community Center. Leave a condolence for the family on the Tribute Wall.


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