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Ruth M. Kitson, worked for years at VA hospital

May 2, 1930 – Nov. 13, 2015

Ruth Margaret Kitson, of Kenmore, a retired administrative staff member at Buffalo’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center, died last Friday in Autumnview Health Care Center, Hamburg. She was 85.

Born in Buffalo, the former Ruth Penfold was a graduate of Kenmore High School. She worked for more than 20 years as an administrative assistant at the VA hospital, retiring in the mid-1990s.

Mrs. Kitson was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She also volunteered to drive senior citizens to their medical appointments.

She enjoyed tennis and bridge and spent summers for many years in Crystal Beach, Ont.

Survivors include three sons, Craig, Brian and Thomas; a daughter, Julie Findley; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 28 in Lombardo Funeral Home, 3060 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.

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