The memory of Jitka will be with us forever
  • 64 years old
  • Born on April 18, 1946 in Přerov, Czech Republic.
  • Passed away on January 3, 2011 in Washington, United States.

Jitka Mucha, our beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, lost her courageous battle with cancer on the afternoon of 3 January 2011. We will never forget her beautiful smile and cheerful laughter, her passion for life, and her love for the outdoors, music and family - especially her granddaughters.

We are all so fortunate to have been part of her life. She will remain forever in our hearts.

Husband Frank
Sister Eva and her husband Jirka
Son Tom and his wife Laura
Son Dan and his wife Laurie
Granddaughters Sophia and Sasha

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jitka's memory to the World Wildlife Fund here.

Feel free to share your thoughts and memories of Jitka by writing a story or leaving a tribute below.

Posted by Sophia Mucha on 17th April 2018
Happy Birthday Grandma. We love you, and miss you so much! Your Granddaughter, Sophia
Posted by Frank Mucha on 17th April 2018
Raději bych Ti popřál osobně, ale aspoň si takhle trochu popovídáme. Všechno nejlepší k narozkám. Líbám Tě a myslím si kde bych Tě nejraději potkal...
Posted by Hana Kovanic on 17th April 2018
I miss you and Peter. Yesterday was his 85 th Birthday in heaven. Today it is yours. Celebrate together knowing you are both missed and loved to no end. Rest In Peace!
Posted by Eva Durkac on 17th April 2018
Happy birthday Jitusko I’m walking in our beautiful Prague and thinking of you . Still miss your smile!
Posted by Michelle Stevenson on 17th April 2018
Remembering you on your birthday, Jitko. You are thought of often and missed by so many. Misa
Posted by Marvin And Karen Terban on 17th April 2018
Jitka is very much missed by the faculty and students at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York. She was a wonderful colleague and a loving teacher.
Posted by Thomas Mucha on 17th April 2018
Happy birthday. We recently moved into a new house that I’m sure you’d love. It’s such a shame you won’t be able to see it. I think about you often. Love, Tom
Posted by Marvin And Karen Terban on 3rd January 2018
The students at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York who were lucky enough to be in Jitka’s classes and the teachers who were lucky enough to be her colleagues remember her as a wonderful, kind, and loving person who lit up the school with her beautiful smile.
Posted by Frank Mucha on 2nd January 2018
Jituško, let me add my never ending love and all the great memories, we all continue to love and remember you. Just look and see all the love in the tributes below.
Posted by Eva Weinberger on 2nd January 2018
Moc nam chybis, miss you, Hugs,Eva and Clem
Posted by Thomas Mucha on 2nd January 2018
Mila mamo, We miss you and think of you often, especially at this time of year. You loved Christmas so much. Love, Tomas
Posted by Eva Durkac on 2nd January 2018
Jitko, my special friend. You are in my heard forever. Miss you Eva, Misa a Nicole
Posted by Hana Kovanic on 2nd January 2018
Time flies! Can’t believe you and Peter are gone so long. Rest In Peace and take care of each other. We saw Frank in June in Prague. The memories we shared! It wasn’t the same without you. Both you and Peter were so proud of Prague and would know exactly where to go and what to do. Paula, Rich and especially the boys loved Prague. Miss you!
Posted by Sophia Mucha on 2nd January 2018
I didn't know you as long as I wanted to. But the times we did have together, were fun filled, exciting, and are treasured by myself. We're all thinking of you today, as another year has passed without you. Much love, Your granddaughter Sophia
Posted by Norma Hervey on 2nd January 2018
Jitka, Another year passes but your absence is felt as if you left your beloved family yesterday. This is indeed a tribute to you.
Posted by Eva Durkac on 22nd April 2017
Happy birthday Jitusko, Chybis nam vsem. love Eva
Posted by Michelle Stevenson on 17th April 2017
Happy Birthday, Jitko. You are missed, remembered and loved by so many.
Posted by Thomas Mucha on 17th April 2017
Thinking of you always, but especially on your birthday. You are truly missed by all of us.
Posted by Sophia Mucha on 17th April 2017
Dear Grandma, Today we are celebrating the birthday at one of the most caring people I know. Mommy and Daddy are always telling me that I'm so much like you, in that you and I share the immense love for all animals - big, or small. I can't put into words how much I miss your bright smile and loving personality. And of course that memorable laugh. I want you to come on this adventure in London in our new house, and in Tring at my school. I hope you will be with us every second of this amazing journey called life. Much love, Sophia, your granddaughter
Posted by Eva Navratil on 17th April 2017
Happy Birthday Eva
Posted by Norma Hervey on 17th April 2017
Everyone who spent any time with JItka was also blessed but none so much as her beloved family. I often think of her and wish that those beloved grandhchildren had been given many moe years to share their lives with her.
Posted by Sasha Mucha on 17th April 2017
Thinking of you ... especially today. Miss you a lot .. Happy Birthday! Love you, Sasha
Posted by Eva Weinberger on 17th April 2017
Happy birthday, girlfriend, miss you.
Posted by Frank Mucha on 17th April 2017
Happy birthday, my love.
Posted by Thomas Mucha on 2nd January 2017
Missing you as another year passes. You're always on our minds.
Posted by Frank Mucha on 2nd January 2017
Další rok uplynul a je to jako kdybys odešla včera. Vzpomínáme všichni i s holčičkami a stále nám chybíš. Jakou bys měla radost, kdybys viděla Sophinku tančit v Londýně s Anglickým Národním Baletem! A Sashu hrát fotbal, běhat přespolní běhy a dělat mnoho jiných atletických akcí. Všichni na Tebe myslíme a všem nám nekonečně scházíš.
Posted by Norma Hervey on 2nd January 2017
Too soon gone; always remembered.
Posted by Maria Zachrla on 17th April 2016
Jitko zase jsou dalsi Tvoje narozeniny (kulate) bez Tebe. Moje take kulate budou pristi mesic. Tak jsem si rikala, ze je to dobry cas ukoncit moje pisemne vzpominky na Tebe. Jednou to stejne skonci, ted aspon mam trochu kontroly co se deje a kdy se to deje. Jak to bude dal, to na stesti nikdo nevi. Vzpominame mnohem casteji nez pisu a to se nemeni. Maria a Olda
Posted by Sasha Mucha on 17th April 2016
Happy birthday, grandma I wish I could tell you in person. I wish you could come see me in London. I miss you so much and my heart hurts thinking of you, yet I do it all the time. You are much missed, love Sasha
Posted by Sophia Mucha on 17th April 2016
Happy birthday Grandma Jitka! We are all sending you our best wishes! London is prettier than ever. The trees are blossoming and the birds are chirping. I cant help but think of you all the time. My heart aches not being able to tell about all my experiences in London. You are truly missed! Happy birthday again, your granddaughter Sophia
Posted by Eva Navratil on 17th April 2016
Vsechno nejlepsi k letosnim narozeninam Eva
Posted by Frank Mucha on 15th April 2016
Happy birthday, my love. The seven snuck in and we almost did not notice. Missing you as ever and need you bad (as Danny used to say). With all my love have a happy seventy.
Posted by Laurie Mucha on 2nd January 2016
This is from Sophia: This year was one of the most exciting and craziest years of my life! We went through so much, moving to London, settling in and auditioning and getting into Arts schools! We think that you would absolutely love London. It has huge parks, gorgeous sights and lots of fun things to do. I think I am like you in that I love animals and I want to protect them. For example: this year, grandpa gave me some christmas money to spend on whatever I want. And I've decided to give most of my money to some type of animal charity. Also, this year my sister and I got bunnies! My bunny's name is Sherlock. (because he likes to investigate and explore) And Sasha's bunny's name is Alex. (as in Alex Morgan the american soccer player) I am thinking of you all the time when I have a tough day, or when I see or hear a bird. Lots and lots of love from Sophia
Posted by Eva Navratil on 2nd January 2016
Stale na tebe myslim Eva
Posted by Maria Zachrla on 2nd January 2016
Leta na pribyvaji, pratele ubyvaji jen vzpominky nam zustavaji. Vzpominame na Tebe mnohem casteji nez piseme. Maria a Olda
Posted by Eva Durkac on 2nd January 2016
Jitusko, Cas utika kamaradko a stale jses a budes v nasich vzpominkach. Love Eva
Posted by Frank Mucha on 2nd January 2016
Vzpomínám na Valentínské, lásko má, jsi tu všude okolo mne.
Posted by Frank Mucha on 14th December 2015
Pět let mi chybíš, pět let na Tebe myslím. Odpočívej v míru, budeš se mnou navždy.
Posted by Norma Hervey on 18th April 2015
Jitka, You didn't leave a memoir but those who loved you are creating one to honor you. It is a privilege to know you better through their tributes. You were a great wife, mother, friend, grandmother but also a creative, remarkable person who will always be missed.
Posted by Sophia Mucha on 17th April 2015
Today we celebrate all the fun times we had with you! All the trips, all the walks, all the meals we enjoyed. And if you were still with us, you would definitely be helping us out with our move to London.
Posted by Thomas Mucha on 17th April 2015
Suddenly, you were gone From all the lives you left your mark upon Tried to believe but you know it's no good This is something that just can't be understood I remember The shouts of joy skiing fast through the woods I hear the echoes I learned your love for life, I feel the way that you would I feel your presence I remember I feel the way you would This just can't be understood...
Posted by Maria Zachrla on 17th April 2015
Happy Birthday Jitko! Thinking about you, especially today on your birthday. Maria and Oli
Posted by Frank Mucha on 16th April 2015
Happy Birthday my love.
Posted by Eva Durkac on 16th April 2015
We are celebrating your ! Happy Birthday! Love, Eva
Posted by Dan Mucha on 3rd January 2015
This is from Sophia Mucha: "You were such a inspiration to me. You never did anything wrong, it's just rotten luck that you got sick! Your smile lit up a bad day, we all miss you!"
Posted by Eva Durkac on 3rd January 2015
We remember you and wish you are here! Eva
Posted by Dan Mucha on 3rd January 2015
We're thinking of you always, especially now as we visit some of your favorite places in Kauai. The girls talk about how much you would love the hikes we take and the birds we see. You should be here with us. Miss you so much. -- Sasha, Sophia, Laurie and Dan
Posted by Maria Zachrla on 3rd January 2015
We cherish memories of the time we spend together. We wish, you are still part of new memories from our golden years. Our time together ended way to soon. We miss you Jitka. Maria a Olda
Posted by Anna Balev on 3rd January 2015
Fondly remembering Jitka - a kind, sophisticated and beautiful lady. We feel a real compassion with Frank and his family for the loss of such a treasure! With love, Anna and Nick
Posted by Frank Mucha on 2nd January 2015
My love, you left this world but remained in my heart. I miss you and love you and keep remembering all the wonderful times we had together.

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