Kathryn “Kitty” H. Joseph of Blades passed away at her home on Oct. 29, 2021. Born in Laurel, she was the daughter of the late Norman Paul Hitch and Marie Brittingham Hitch. Kitty was retired from the Wilmington Trust Company in Seaford as a teller, and attended St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing scrabble, and enjoyed her daily cup of coffee from Wawa. Kitty always looked forward to the traditional Christmas Eve gatherings, the joy of being surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sharing the gifts both given and received. 

She is survived by her loving husband Russell Joseph of Blades; step son, Roger Joseph and his wife Marie of Seaford; sisters, Pat Phillips and her husband John, and Elaine Jester and her husband Ron; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews survive her. 

In addition to her parents, Kitty was preceded in death by her step daughter, Brenda Smith; and her brothers, Eugene Hitch and Dennis Hitch. “Kitty will be greatly missed by all who loved her.” 

All services will be held privately. Contributions may be made in Kathryn Joseph’s memory to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 32827 Old Stage Road, Laurel, DE 19956. 

Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.