Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Kitrick

June 4, 1927 - October 14, 2021

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Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Kitrick, 94, passed away on October 14, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones in Cincinnati, OH. 

Betty was born June 4, 1927 to her late parents Mathew and Eva (Schmidt) Bach in Cincinnati, Ohio. Betty was married to Bernard on June 26,1954. With Bernard, Betty was a co-founder of Kitrick Management Company. She was a devout Catholic who was always very involved in her church from early on as a young adult when she played the church organ, directed the church choir, ran the women's Catholic retreats for over 30 years with unprecedented attendance, and who never gave up the Latin Mass and traditional Catholic values. Betty was a beloved concert pianist and vocalist. She was ahead of her time in that she always believed in alternative medicine and a healthy lifestyle with clean water and organic products. She spread her love to almost half of the world by traveling to 84 countries and was never without a new story or adventure to share. Above all, she cherished spending time with her family. She was a devoted grandmother who fostered a world of curiosity and learning for her grandchildren, be it through piano, trivia, story telling or just hanging out and playing games. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Bernard Francis Kitrick. She is survived by her son Mark (Java) Kitrick; her son Chris (Tomoko) Kitrick; her daughter Anne-Marie (Mark) Nightingale; her grandchildren Francis (Kat), Ian, Eileen Kitrick; her grandchildren Ellie Nightingale, Aaron (Eriona) Nightingale, Olivia (Mike) Roberts, Ashley (Tailor) Roberts, and Emma, Anne-Marie, and Amy Nightingale; her precious great grandchildren Lola, Isla and Luna. 

Memorial services will be held at Hodapp Funeral Home, 7401 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216 on Friday October 22, 2021 at 9:30-10:30am. There will be a mass after the memorial service at St. Matthias, 1050 W Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240 at 11:00am.

Following the mass she will be buried with a graveside service at Gate of Heaven in Montgomery, 1100 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. 

We will forever remember her kind heart, her generosity, gift for music, family values, and love for life. 

In lieu of flowers you can make donations to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired or the Orchestra Fund to support the Cincinnati Pops and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


Edmund Franchi - Oct 21, 2021
Mark, what a beautiful life. She will definitely live on through you, your sister and the grandchjildren!
Lori - Oct 19, 2021
Mark, I am sending positive thoughts your way, as you deal with the loss of this amazing woman you know as mom. Sending my deepest sympathies for you and your family, Lori
Bev Graves - Oct 19, 2021
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss, but your memories will sustain you.
Kathleen Stoneman - Oct 19, 2021
Mark, I am so very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family as you lovingly remember your Mom and all she meant to you.
Thomas D D'Amore - Oct 18, 2021
Mark, Java and Family, What a wonderful tributte to Betty and and her life. My condolences to your family for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Janet Green Marbley - Oct 18, 2021
Mark & Java , I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Belinda S. Barnes - Oct 17, 2021
Mark - I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother's life was a life well lived. She was clearly a wonderful person. My thoughts are with you. Belinda