In Memory of Hiromi Kitchens(1956 - 2017)

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Name
Hiromi Kitchens
Children
Jeremy
Birth Date
February 29, 1956
Blessing Date
October 14, 1982
Ascension Date
November 19, 2017  
Local Church
Belvedere Family Community
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Our beloved Sister, Hiromi Kitchens, of the Belvedere Family Community, ascended to the Spirit World on Sunday, November 19, after a courageous battle with cancer. Hiromi met True Parents in Japan in 1975 and received the Blessing with Robert Kitchens in 1982. They have been a valuable part of the New York area community for close to 30 years. Hiromi has served in many capacities over the years in America, working with IOWC and with Clergy. Since settling in New York, she worked with KODAN and was always very involved in church activities, while raising her family and being a loving wife and mother. Her family and many friends will miss and cherish her life and legacy of love and devotion.

Hiromi is survived by her husband Robert, son Jeremy, sister Kumi, and numerous extended family members.

Let us join together to support Hiromi's family, and pray for her victorious transition to a glorious new life in the spiritual world, and her settlement in Heaven with Heavenly Parent True Father.

Following is Hiromi's biography and information about her Seonghwa ceremony from her family and the Belvedere Community Pastor, Dr. Drissa Kone.

Sincerely,

​Dr. Ki Hoon Kim
Regional Chairman

​Rev. Richard Buessing
President
family and friends

Hiromi Kitchens was born February 29, 1956 in Hokkaido, Japan and lived there until she was 2 years old. She then moved to Miyazaki, the area where her family was from. She was athletically active as a young girl and would enthusiastically play until dark. She started piano lessons in kindergarten and was interested in art as well. She studied music in college in Okayama, Japan. It was there that she met the Unification movement in 1975. Hiromi graduated from University in 1978. She ultimately used her musical training and was teaching piano students in her Ossining home.

Hiromi received the Blessing on October 14, 1982 in Seoul, Korea with Robert Kitchens. She arrived in America in September 1983. Hiromi worked with Gary Fleischer’s IOWC team in Los Angeles, toured the Western United States until she settled in Wisconsin and worked with ministers during the Interdenominational Conference for Clergy (ICC) days, then served as a bookkeeper in Iowa until 1987. She then went to San Diego, CA and worked in a Japanese restaurant for two years before joining her husband in Ossining, NY in 1989.

Hiromi settled into family life and worked with her husband, as well as being active in Church activities. After years of trying to conceive, she received a son Jeremy in December 1995. Hiromi was a loving and devoted wife and mother and wanted to educate Jeremy with knowledge in all things. Around 2004 she took on the mission of being a Kodan representative for southern NY state and worked to support all Church activities. She coupled that with raising her son and husband. She maintained heartfelt connections with many people both inside and outside the church. People have been moved by her sincerity and devotion to bringing harmony and love to the world.

She is survived by her sister Kumi, her husband Robert, and son Jeremy, as well as a large extended family. Hiromi is moving on to the third level of life and will continue to bring love and light to the Earthly and Heavenly worlds

Seonghwa Ceremony
The Seonghwa Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 25, at 9:00 AM, at the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry: 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 followed by the Won Jeon Ceremony, and a reception. Afterwards, a reception will take place at Belvedere (723 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591) at 12:00 PM.

Donations Welcome
In order to help the Kitchens family, there is an online fundraiser at the following link: www.gofundme.com/support-for-hiromis-funeral

Viewing
The viewing will take place from 12PM-9PM on Friday, November 24 at the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home: 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.

Prayer Vigil
A prayer vigil is taking place from 8:00 AM on November 24 to 8:00 AM on November 25. If you still have not signed for a time slot, please click on this link and add your name: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15mpf5_WkXh8aU7242XSBLhw6j5KvWMCqQ5qpRBjiz1I/edit#gid=0

Seonghwa Ceremony

Time
9:00 AM
Date
Saturday, November 25
Location
Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry: 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Comments (10)

  • danny covone

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    I will missing you big smile and your love care for my family thank-you

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  • Carmen Kimura

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    Hiromi, I know you’ll carry on the work even in the spiritual realm because that’s the kind of person you are.

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  • Gunnard and Satsuko Johnston

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    Our prayers for the Kitchens family. May Hiromi have a safe and secure transition to the eternal world filled with love and peace.

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  • BIRIAN

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    IT ‘S REALLY HARD FOR JEREMY AS A SON. WE PRAY FOR DAD TO MAKE THE ABSENCE OF HIS WIFE A GREAT
    VICTORY DEPARTURE IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD. THANK YOU MRS. HIROMI FOR YOUR FAITH, YOUR HARD
    WORK IN THE CHURCH AND FOR YOUR FAMILY. THE LOVING GOD WILL COMFORT YOUR WHOLE FAMILY.
    STAY THERE AT TRUE FATHER’S SIDE.

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  • Lorna Galvan

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    I love you, my dearest Hiromi-san. Thank you for all the love and joy you brought to me, and to all of us; and for your hard work for Heaven; and for your unending faith in God and True Parents.

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  • monica ishioka

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    Thank you my dear sister for all your love and support to give it to me when both of us working so hard in San Diego in a Japanese Restaurant. Your smile and love will be remember for ever!!!!

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  • Keith Peter McCarthy

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    Our family celebrates the great victory of Hiromi’s life and her Blessing with Rob, and son Jeremy. She is being celebrated in the spiritual world for her righteous life. We offer our condolences and comfort to the Kitchens family and friends. God bless you.

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  • chen ,kyoung-sook fong

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    Many years of faithfulness to Heavenly Parent and True Parents we remember Hiromi.
    Our condolences to Rob and and Jeremy. God’s Blessing.

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  • Gail Veith

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    Our sweet Hiromi-san. my friend and faithful sister. Can’t wait to see you again on the other side.

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  • Ali Mhajoub

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    God bless her soul and may have a smooth transition to her eternal dwelling place in Heaven I worked with Hiromi on IOWA #27, lead by Gary Fleisher. She was an amazing sister.

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