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Kenneth C. Citrino, Esq.

Obituary for Kenneth C. Citrino, Esq.

May 18, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Kenneth C. Esq., of Philadelphia, on May 18, 2019 at the age of 63. Ken was the son to the late Harry C. and Evelyn Marie, and brother to the late Harry C. Jr. (Rose Ann). Ken is survived by his loving brother Michael (Connie), his son Michael Christopher, and friend Maureen O'Connell, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. 

Ken was happiest when he got to spend quality time with his son, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He would often treat the kids to trips to places like the zoo and aquarium. Ken would spend as much time as he could visiting his nephew and his family in Wellsboro, PA, often going up for long weekends to just hang out with the kids and help them with their farm chores. Visiting his brother, sister-in-law & niece in Indiana was also a highlight and lots of great memories were made on those trips.

But his favorite times were his one on one moment with his son Michael, whom he adored.  He enjoyed building intricate Legos with Michael and was always on the lookout for the latest Lego sets to bring home to him. He would work his schedule around every minute he could spend with Michael and he wouldn't answer his phone or text when he was with him.

Ken loved learning and exploring Native American cultures. He even hoped to move to the American Southwest, specifically Arizona, where there were many places of significance to Native American history.  He was licensed to practice Law in AZ and would take trips there whenever he could.  Ken liked to read and you could often find him sitting at Barnes & Noble.  He also loved collecting stamps and did that for many years.

Ken enjoyed being the "cool" uncle who perhaps, at times, may or may not have allowed his nieces and nephews to do some things their parents may not have approved.  He was a Howard Stern Super Fan and was always ready to talk about the Stern Show.  Eddie Murphy was also a favorite!

To say Ken loved to eat would be an understatement.  He would often meet up with some buddies at Perkins for early morning coffee or even sit with his neighbors and do the same.  He greatly enjoyed his sister-in-law's cooking and was thrilled when Thursdays came along for Pasta Nites! He would tell everyone how he hadn't eaten all day just so he had enough room for dinner & dessert!  He loved going out to dinner with his cousins as well, and was always looking for great restaurants to spend quality time telling stories and laughing.  He would visit his nephew at his restaurant in Pottstown, enjoying great meals with him & assisting customers with legal advice.

Ken was an avid Jeopardy watcher and was always a good sport when competing with his great niece & nephew.   He would talk politics and often had good perspectives to share and teach with his knowledge of the law and the city in which he grew up.

Ken, (or UK or Dube, as he was called by his nieces & nephews) will be missed very very much.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ken's Life Celebration Visitation on Thursday May 23rd at Maternity B.V.M. Church, (9220 Old Bustleton Ave, Phila., PA 19115) from 9-10 A.M. with a Mass to follow at 10 A.M.; Interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken's memory to The Muscular Dystrophy Association would be greatly appreciated.

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7900 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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