Zelda Jane Vogt Kittell, 91, of Pleasant Twp., Warren, PA., died on Friday, October 2, 2020, at her home after an extended illness. She was born August 14, 1929 in Dunkirk, NY, to the late Rollin Whipple and Lily Hirst Vogt, Sr. She was a 1947 graduate of Dunkirk High School.
Zelda was employed with the former Van Raalte Lingerie Co., in the shipping dept. She was vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary of East Town Volunteer Fire Dept. of Dunkirk and vice president of the P.T.U. at the old St. Joseph School where she was also chairwoman of Spaghetti dinners.
She worked for Erie Times Newspaper as manager of circulation for 25 years. She enjoyed knitting, bowling, golf, and babysitting grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was treasurer of the Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and treasurer of TOPS and was president/treasurer of the Sunshine Bowling League.
She currently was Judge of Elections for Pleasant Township and had volunteered as receptionist at the Allegheny Community Center. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and the former Altar Rosary Society.
Zelda is survived by her 3 sons – Mark Louis Kittell and wife, Mary W., of Warren, PA., Gary Michael Kittell and his wife, Mary T. of Irvine, PA., Daryl Lee Kittell and wife, Stephanie of Warren, PA., 4 Daughters – Jane Marie Jewell and husband, James, of Pittsburgh, PA., Judith Lynn Christensen and husband, Richard of Columbus, PA., Zina Beth Weidow of South Bend, IN., Janet Sue Nelson and husband, Charles Nelson, Jr., of Union City, PA., 2 Sisters – Marilyn Chambers of Prince George, VA., Donna Daughenbough and her husband, Ed of Cassadaga, N.Y., 1 Sister – in – law, Marilyn Vogt of Dunkirk N.Y., 15 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis M. Kittell who died September 6, 2006 whom she married in 1950 at the former St. Mary’s Church in Dunkirk, N.Y. and now is the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 1 Brother – Rollin Whipple Vogt, Jr. and 1 Sister – Dorothy Shuart and a Step Granddaughter – Jennifer Nelson, 1 Great Granddaughter – Ara Jane Kittell.
Friends may call at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, West, Warren, PA, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph School, Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, or the Warren Senior Center.
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