Obituary of Alfred F. Kitz
Alfred Francis Kitz, lovingly known as Al, peacefully passed away at home on October 3, 2023, in Stony Point, New York, at the age of 85. He was born on July 24, 1938, in the Bronx, New York, to Alfred and Helen (nee Davis) Kitz.
Al was a devoted husband to his cherished wife of 62 years, Teresa Kitz (nee Breslin). Together, they forged a life built on unwavering love and cherished memories. Al was a loving father to his four children and their spouses, Eileen (Larry) Nociolo, James (Clare) Kitz, Diane (Thomas) Torpey, and Annmarie (John) O'Brien.
Al was a source of pride and joy as a grandfather to Julie (Greg) Mumby, Bryan (Lacey) Kitz, Jessica Kitz, Paula (Kevin Adams) Nociolo, Corinne (Josh Palsgraf) Torpey, Michael Nociolo, Jack (Rachel Goldenson) O'Brien, his angel Megan Torpey, Matthew Torpey, Aida Torpey, Dylan Torpey, Charlie (Jane) O'Brien, James (Martha) O'Brien, and Conor Torpey. His heart overflowed with love for his adorable great-grandchildren Oscar Mumby, Elsie Adams, Imogene Mumby, and Marcus Adams.
Al is also survived by his sister Helen Morone, his sisters~in-law Marguerite Kitz, Sr. Margaret Breslin, Eileen Breslin, Diane Breslin, and Cathy Breslin, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Juliana and Elizabeth Maher, his brothers Thomas and Francis, brothers-in-law Guy Morone and Michael Maher, sister-in-law Maura Kitz, and his granddaughter Megan Torpey.
Al dedicated 30 years of his life to the noble service of the New York City Police Department. Even after retiring, Al continued to lend a helping hand to those in need, volunteering his time at local food pantries.
An accomplished woodworker, Al's talent knew no bounds. Crafting exquisite furniture and wooden toys, he poured his heart and soul into each piece, creating lasting treasures for his family and friends. Al also loved reading, especially historical accounts and tales of exploration. His thirst for knowledge and admiration for the accomplishments of historical figures and intrepid adventurers fueled his passion for learning.
When not engrossed in his woodworking or reading, Al found peace in the great outdoors. Whether it be hiking, camping, or navigating the waterways in his own handmade wooden canoe, he reveled in the beauty of nature. He held a special place in his heart for his Pennsylvania retreat, and loved having family and friends spend time with them there. Above all else, nothing brought Al greater joy than being surrounded by his beloved family.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life during the calling hours at the TJ McGowan Sons Funeral Home, located at 71 Central Highway, Garnerville, New York, on Friday, October 6th, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on John Street in Stony Point on Saturday, October 7th, at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to United Hospice of Rockland or the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. These organizations held special meaning to Al, and any contributions made in his memory would be deeply appreciated.
Al's presence will be profoundly missed by his family, friends, and all those fortunate enough to have known him. His legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering dedication will forever remain in our hearts. May his soul find everlasting peace.