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BITTINGER, Aaron Lehman
 
JUNE 26, 1927-MAY 15, 2013
Aaron Lehman Bittinger, 85, of Smithsburg, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his daughter's home. Born June, 26, 1927, in York, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert T. R. and Myrtle G. (Marks) Bittinger. Aaron had three nicknames, "Mr. B.," "Big Mac" which was his truck driving handle and "Shorty" which was his childhood nickname. Aaron owned and operated three Texaco stations; was an organ tuner for M.P. Moller Pipe Organ Co., and worked as a truck driver for D.M. Bowman, Winebrenner Trucking and Horst Milk Transport. Mr. B. also worked with children and was a bus driver for many churches in Maryland and West Virginia. His life passions were his family, his relationship with God, wood working, and truck driving. He was well respected and honored in his Bayer Drive Community. He was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by his loving wife and sweetheart of 65 years, Gladys I. Bittinger, who died Aug. 4, 2012; three brothers, Paul Bittinger and wife, Betty, James Bittinger, and David Bittinger and wife, Jennie; two sisters, Dorothy Jumper and husband, Asper, and Grace Frost; brother-in-law, George Bigler; and a grandson, Donald L. Shoemaker. He is survived by two daughters, Alice Lafferty and husband, Dennis "Meeker" of Fairplay, and Darlene Brewer and husband, Archie, of Hagerstown; two sisters, Mary Bigler of Carlisle, Pa., and Ruth Western and husband, Glenn, of Clear Spring; a brother, John Bittinger and wife, Anna Mary, of Shippensburg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Roxie Bittinger of Newburg, Pa.; granddaughter, Annette and Eddie Clark, and their children, Mandy, Matt, Aaron (his namesake) and Rachel; granddaughter, Christine and Chuck Parks, and their children, Joseph and Alicia; grandson, Randall Shoemaker, and his sons, Dylan and Garret; a granddaughter, Susan Shupp and husband, Shawn Shupp; and grandchildren, Roger and Don A. Shoemaker. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Tim Fisher officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.The family would like to thank Pastor Tim Fisher of the Covenant Life Church, the Bayer Drive community, Hospice of Washington County, Dr. Newbold and the many others through this difficult time.
Thank you Sissy, you are my angel and I love you. You are and always will be "Daddy's Girl."
Thursday, May 16, 2013; The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, MD.
~Genie
Posted May 25, 2013


BITTINGER, Mrs. Annie May Durst

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Annie May Bittinger, 78, of Grantsville, died in Meyersdale (Pa.) Hospital yesterday. Born September 6, 1885, at Jennings, Md., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Barbara (Hare) Durst and belonged to the Maple Grove Brethren Church. She is survived by four sons, Earl, Simon and Orville Bittinger, all of Grantsville, and Lee Bittinger, Mt. Clemens, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Hetrick, Grantsville; Mrs. Sadie Bittinger, Somerset; Mrs. Lula Durst, Accident; Mrs. Fern Durst, Rockville; two sisters, Mrs. Della Fazenbaker, Accident; Mrs. Kathryn Broadwater, Grantsville; 44 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at the Loughlin Church of the Brethren Friday at 2:30 p. m. DST by Rev. Dean Huntley. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home; from where it will be taken to the church at 1 p. m. DST.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 6, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011 



BITTINGER, Asa Luther

SALISBURY,Pa. — Asa Luther Bittinger, 72, died yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Cora Sechler, Salisbury, after being in ill health for some time. Born at Bittinger, Md., a son of the late Jonas and Catherine (Buckle) Bittinger, he resided in that neighborhood until about three
years ago when he moved to Salisbury to live with his sister. He never married and is survived only by Mrs. Sechler and a brother, Frederick
Bittinger, Mt. Jackson, Va. He was a member of the Bittinger Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday at the Thomas
Funeral Home, Salisbury, with Rev. James Allen, pastor of Bittinger Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment in Bittinger Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 31, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



BITTINGER, Bernard Lee
 
Bernard Lee Bittinger, 70, Boynton, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at his home.  Born Nov. 11, 1934, in Jennings, he was a son of the late James and Della (Hoover) Bittinger. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Clark; and two sisters, Elma Mason and Melva McKenzie.  He was a member of Maranatha Assembly of God and was a retired stone cutter for M&S Stone Quarry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Surviving are his wife, Amanda Shirlene (Wilt) Bittinger; three sons, Larry DeWayne Wilt, Grantsville, Joseph Lee Bittinger, Woodstock, Va., and James Allen Bittinger, Boynton; three daughters, Debra Lynn Failinger, and Susan Kay Bittinger, both of Meyersdale, Pa., and Bernadine Frederick, Grantsville; onebrother, Everett Bittinger, Accident; six sisters, Virginia Fazenbaker, Friendsville, Viola Wilburn, Zelda McKenzie, and Sylvia Garlitz, all of Grantsville, Lillie Hoover, Boynton, and Helen Garlitz, Somerset, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was held on Monday, Nov. 29, with the Rev. William Ferguson officiating.  Interment was in Bittinger Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed in care of the family. 
abt. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004; MD Obituary Links
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 10, 2013



BITTINGER, Mrs. Bertha Anne Wilt

SOMERSET — Services for Mrs. Bertha Anne Bittinger, 62, Meyersdale, who died Saturday at her home, were conducted yesterday in the Bittinger Lutheran Church, Bittinger, Md., by Rev. Carroll Skipper. Burial was in the Bittinger Cemetery. She was a daughter of the late Jesse and Rachael (Platter) Wilt. Survivors include two sons, Edward S. Bittinger, Salisbury, and Kenneth E. Bittinger, Lorain, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Rose E. Lasure, Berlin; Mrs. Violet M. Lasure, Stoystown; Mrs. Daisy B. King, Clintonville; Mrs. Iva Minick, Claysville, and Miss Shirley I. Bittinger, at home; six brothers, Ray, James, Harry and Ivan Wilt, all of Jennings; Dewey Wilt, Sand Patch; and Silas Wilt, Frostburg; four sisters, Mrs. Lucille Bittinger, Jennings; Mrs. Clara Butler, Oakland; Mrs. Velma Bittinger, Salisbury; and Mrs. Hilda Shaffer, New Germany; 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 13, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2011





BITTINGER, Charles W.

MEYERSDALE,Pa., Jan. 24 — Charles W. Bittinger, 76, died of pneumonia Wednesday afternoon at the home of his son, Frank Bittinger, in Garrett county, Md. His wife, the former Miss Mary Hoover, died 15 years ago. Mr. Bittinger was born October 12, 1870, near Salisbury, a son of the late Jacob and Ellen Bittinger. He belonged to the Church of the Brethren at Maple Glen. Surviving are nine other children, Lawrence and Daniel Bittinger, both of near Salisbury; Jesse Bittinger, Grantsville, Md.; Lloyd and Irving Bittinger, Jennings, Md.; George Bittinger and Mrs. Minerva Berkley, Somerset; Mrs. Laura Beeman, Somerset R. F. D., and Mrs. Lena Beeman, Somerset county; four brothers, Ernest Bittinger, Indiantown; Harrison and Jacob Bittinger, Lonaconing, Md., and Archie Bittinger, Grantsville; a sister, Mrs. Lavinia Wilt, Barton, Md., and 55 grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 24, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


BITTINGER, Clifford Allen
 
MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Clifford Allen Bittinger, 18, of Meyersdale, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born March 26, 1992, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Rusty J. and Paula (Merrbach) Bittinger, Meyersdale. He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Geraldine Merrbach; and paternal grandparents, Clifford and Lucretia Bittinger. Clifford was a member of the Summit Mills Grace Brethren Church and youth group. He was a 2010 graduate of Salisbury-Elk Lick High School. Along with his parents, he is also survived by two brothers, Rusty Bittinger Jr. and Edward Lee Bittinger; six sisters, Christine Merrbach, Cindy Merrbach, Heather Bittinger, Stacy Meyers, Tonya Sue Bittinger and Tiffany Marie Bittinger; and maternal grandfather, Francis Merrbach. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Highway, Salisbury, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday, July 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Milton Peoples officiating. Interment will be in the Merrbach Family Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed in care of the family.
Cumberland Times-News, July 28, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013


BITTINGER, Mrs. Della E. Wilt

GRANTSVILLE—Mrs. Della E. Bittinger, 75, died yesterday in the Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland. She was born in Bittinger, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Ellen (Bittinger) Wilt. Her husband, Thomas Bittinger, died in 1957. Mrs. Bittinger was a member of Jennings United Methodist Church and the United Women's Society of Christian Service. She is survived by three sons, Roy A. Bittinger, Accident, and Bayard and Calvin Bittinger, both of Grantsville; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Durst and Mrs. Velora Durst, both of Grantsville; Mrs. Claudia Tressler, Mt. Lake Park; one sister, Mrs. Mitchell Barkley, Addison, Pa.; one half-sister, Mrs. Amanda Wilburn, Grantsville; 29 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Jennings Church, with Rev. Paul Lovejoy and Rev. Oscar Hull officiating. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 19, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



BITTINGER, Edna Crowe

EDNA E BITTINGER Born May 11, 1914, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late William Crowe and Mary (Morgan) Crowe.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Beulah Noonan and Hazel Buskirk; and one brother, Orville Crowe.  Mrs. Bittinger was a homemaker, and attended the Frostburg Church of the Brethren.  Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Paul Bittinger; two sons, Ronald Bittinger and wife Donna, and Eugene Bittinger and Judy; one daughter, Diana Loy and husband Tom, all of Frostburg; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mildred Durr and husband George.  Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1p.m. with the Rev. Jimmie Blair officiating.Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may also send condolences to the family at http://www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Publication Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2004
(Courtesy of Ace Humbertson)




BITTINGER, Edward F.

GRANTSVILLE- Edward F. Bittinger, 74, died yesterday at Goodwill Mennonite Home. Born in Avilton, he was a son of Rebecca (Burkholder) Bittinger and the late Andrew Bittinger. Surviving are his widow, Flossie (Durst) Bittinger; three sons, Harley E. and Harold Bittinger, both of Grantsville and Elmer L. Bittinger, Salisbury, Pa. RD; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Hutzel and Mrs. Freda Hutzel, both of Grantsville; four
brothers, Simon Bittinger, Grantsville; McKinley and Gorman Bittinger, both of Lonaconing RD, and Claude Bittinger, Sykesville; one sister Mrs. Dorothy Green, Lonaconing RD; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the Laughlin Church of the Brethren, of which Mr. Bittinger was a member, at 1 p.m. tomorrow for a service at 2 p.m. Rev Vernon Shanholtz, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in the Durst Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 10, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BITTINGER, Mrs. Elsie Jean Guthrie

Icy Patch In Road Caused Fatal Wreck
Authorities said this morning that an icy patch on the three lane section of U. S. Route 40, near Uniontown, caused the crash Sunday night in which a Grantsville mother and her two-daughters were killed, and 16 other persons were injured.  Pennsylvania State Police, who investigated, said there seemed to be no explanation of why the car of Herman Bittinger, Grantsville, swerved to the left and crashed head-on into a car driven by James Felan, 19, of Nemacolin, Pa., then hit another car driven by James' Sigler, 18, of Frostburg.  Bittinger's wife, Mrs. Elsie Jean Bittinger, 22, and his two daughters, Donna, 2, and Mary Louise, 5, were killed. Sixteen others, including Bittinger, were injured and admitted to Uniontown Hospital in four ambulances. Triple funeral services were held in Grantsville this afternoon for Mrs. Bittinger and her daughters at the Newman -Funeral Home.  Rev. Ivan Shewbridge. pastor of Jennings Church of God, officiated and interment was in the Reformed Church Cemetery at New Germany. Mrs. Bittinger was a daughter of Lloyd and Pearl Guthrie of near Grantsville. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by another daughter, Wilma; two sons, Herman and Joseph Bittinger, and a number of brothers and sisters.
Wednesday, 8 February 1956; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted July 29, 2011


BITTINGER, Mrs. Flossie V. Durst
 
GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Flossie V. Bittinger, 87, of Star Route, here, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Jennings, May 2, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Durst and Annie (Johnson) Durst. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Bittinger. Mrs. Bittinger was a member of the Laughlin Church of the Brethren; the Women's Fellowship of the church, and the Jennings Senior Citizens. Surviving are three sons, Harry E. Bittinger, Frostburg; Elmer L. Bittinger and Harold J. Bittinger, both of Grantsville; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Hutzel and Mrs. Freda Hutzel, both of here; 16 grandchildren, 31 great- grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Deremer and the Rev. Paul Yoder will officiate. Interment will be in Durst Cemetery, near Grantsville. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.
Cumberland Sunday Times, April 13, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31,2013


BITTINGER, George D.

Lonaconing- Rites for George D. Bittinger, 44, who died Friday, were held this afternoon at the Cherry Grove Brethren Church, of which Mr. Bittinger was a member. Rev. Jesse Whitacre officiated and burial was in Robison Cemetery. Born December 5, 1910, near here, he was a son of the late George Andrew and Rebecca Jane Bittinger. Surviving are five brothers, Edward, Simon, Norman, Claude and William Bittinger, near Grantsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Ada Devault, Pontiac, Mich., and Miss Datha (?), at home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 9, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BITTINGER, Harold Guy

Harold Guy "Ben" Bittinger, 93, Oakland, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Cherry Hill Assisted Living, Accident. Born September 10, 1915, in Oakland, he was a son of the late Truman and Sally (Beckman) Bittinger. He was also preceded in death by his wife Avis (Nutter) Bittinger and by a sister, Edith Markley. Mr. Bittinger was a farmer and a life-long member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Oakland. Surviving is one son, Tom Bittinger, Oakland; two daughters, Nancy Willoughby, English, Ind., and Betty Lou Evans, Cockeysville; one brother, Cecil Bittinger, Oakland; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and  two great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Oakland, today, July 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m . A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Dr. C. Scott Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in. Garrett Memorial Gardens.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; July 2, 2009
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 10, 2011


 

BITTINGER, John T.

SALISBURY, Pa.—John T. Bittinger, 71, retired lumber worker, died yesterday at his home here. He was a native of Jennings, Md., a son of the late Charles and Sarah (Hoover) Bittinger and was a member of Grantsville Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Bittinger; two sons, John D. Bittinger, Grantsville, and Merle M. Bittinger, Baltimore; three daughters. Mrs. Grace Swauger and Mrs. Eva Wilt, Grantsville, and Mrs. Betty Butler, Baltimore: a brother, Edward Bittinger, Meyersdale RD, 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Thomas Funeral Home. Rev. William Ferguson will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 14, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BITTINGER, Joseph H.

JENNINGS— Joseph H. Bittinger, 91, son of the late Levi and Rebecca Broadwater Bittinger, died at the Cuppett Nursing Home, Oakland, Sunday. He was born June 10, 1871, in Garrett County. Surviving are four sons, Walter Bittinger, Jennings; Herman Bittinger, Grantsville; Charles Bittinger, Lisbon, Ohio; George Bittinger, Warren, Ohio; six daughters, Mrs. Flora Dumbton, Mrs. Anna Fazenbaker and Mrs. Isabella Wilhelm, all of Grantsville; Mrs. Mary Schrock and Mrs. Ethel Morrison, both of Uniontown; Mrs. Gladys Harris, East Liverpool, Ohio; 42 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Bethesda Church of the Brethren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where services will be conducted tomorrow with Rev. Saylor Wampler officiating. Burial will be in the New Germany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 13, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BITTINGER, Levi M.

GRANTSVILLE- Levi M. Bittinger, 73, of RD 2, Swanton, died Sunday. A native of Garrett Co., he was born April 1, 1884, a son of Levi and Rebecca Bittinger. His wife, Mrs. Victoria Bittinger, preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Robert Bittinger, RD 2, Swanton; two daughters, Mrs. Hulda Wilt and Miss Renie (?) Bittinger, both of Swanton; four brothers, Joseph Bittinger, Grantsville; Samuel Bittinger, address unknown; Harrison Bittinger, Baltimore, and Silas Bittinger, near Grantsville; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bittinger, Pekin; Mrs.
Katherine Broadwater, Lonaconing; Mrs. Jane Beeman, Grantsville. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Newman
Funeral Home by Rev. Edgar Suite, Methodist minister. Burial will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery at Lonaconing.

The Cumberland Evening Times, October 29, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BITTINGER, Lloyd A.

JENNINGS— Lloyd A. Bittinger, 61, a native of here, died at his home yesterday following a brief, illness. A son of the late Charles and Mary (Hoover) Bittinger, he was born in Jennings May 12, 1898. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucile (Wilt) Bittinger. Mr. Bittinger was a member of Church of God here. Besides his widow he is survived by four sons, Robert Bittinger, Grantsville, Wilbert, Marshall and Lloyd Bittinger Jr., all of here; four daughters, Mrs. Beulah Ross, and Miss Pauline Bittinger, both of here, Mrs. Irene Shaffer, Baltimore, and Mrs. Alice Kaiser, Cleveland; five brothers, George and Ray Bittinger, both of Somerset, Daniel Bittinger, Salisbury, Md., Frank Bittinger, Grantsville, and Jess Bittinger, of here; one sister, Mrs. Minerva Berkeley, Somerset, and nine grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville and will be taken to the Jennings Methodist Church at noon Thursday where services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Interment will be in Bittinger Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 12, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Name: Lola Florence Bittinger, 83, of Grantsville, MD

Parents: Harry N. and Ida V. (Durst) Broadwater

DOB: May 7, 1920, in Jennings, MD

DOD: Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville, MD

Spouse: first husband, Robert W. Bittinger, who died May 5, 1968; second husband Wilbert C. Bittinger

Predeceased by: parents; husband Robert; son, Glenn Bittinger

Survived by: husband Wilbert; daughter, Jeanne Meyers, Grantsville; half-brothers, Reed Broadwater, Prospect, VA; Jerry Broadwater, Cope, SC; half-sisters, Selva Jean Dickerson, Blackville, SC; Maxine Hare, Streetsboro, OH; Inez Bittinger and Connie Hewitt, both of Lyndon, TN; JoAnn Broadwater, Virginia Beach, VA

Burial: April 3, 2004, Grantsville Cemetery


Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2014 


BITTINGER, Lorain W.
 
Lorain W. "Shorty" Bittinger, 53, Greenville Township, Pa., died Nov. 29, 2004, in Greenville Township.  Born Dec. 26, 1950, in McDonaldton, Pa., he was a son of the late Clifford and Lucretia (Butler) Bittinger. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Marvin; and two sisters, Hilda Butler and Katherine Felker.  He was an employee of Hunter Douglas, Cumberland.  He is survived by his wife, Noreen J. Ingrodi Brooks; four children, Loreen "Lorie" Engle and Wayne "Tink" Bittinger, both of Frostburg, Mary Garlitz, Meyersdale, and David "Biggy" Bittinger, Grantsville; ninegrandchildren; and six siblings, Joseph of Meyersdale, Blair of Grantsville, Rusty of St. Paul, Elaine Durst of Frostburg, and Dwonda Kelly and Patricia Wilt, both of Meyersdale.  Friends were received at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where a service was held today,Thursday, Dec. 2, with the Rev. George Plants officiating.  Interment was in Berlin Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the William Rowe Price Funeral Home Inc., Meyersdale.
abt.
Nov. 29, 2004; Price Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 20, 2013

Name: Luther Charles Bittinger, 48, of Meadowview Drive, Grantsville, MD

Parents: Viola (Bittinger) "Tootie" Bittinger Wilburn and Jesse Bittinger, who died in 1964 

DOB: January 14, 1956, in Oakland, MD

DOD: Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Meyersdale Medical Center, Meyersdale, PA

Predeceased by: father, who died in 1964; brother, Mike Bittinger, who died in 1985

Survived by: mother; step-father, John Wilburn; fiancé, Debbie Donnelly; brothers, Roy D. Bittinger, Grantsville; Steve Bittinger and wife Stacey, Mount Savage, MD; Roger Bittinger and Peggy Martz, Boswell, PA; Larry Bittinger and Camela Bosley, Petersburg, WV; Tommy Bittinger and wife Tammy, Grantsville; David Bittinger and Melissa Keefer, Petersburg, WV; Odale Glenn; sisters, Wilma Bittinger and John Day, Deltona, FL; Catherine Holliday and husband Ken, Grantsville; Carolyn Trent and husband Ken, Meyersdale, PA; Colleen Bittinger and Torenzo Jones, Cambridge, MD

Burial: April 4, 2004, Bittinger Cemetery

Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2014


BITTINGER, Mrs. Lydia Platter

Mrs.Lydia (Platter) Bittinger, 81, wife of Joseph Bittinger, died Saturday at her home in Uniontown. She was a native of Lonaconing and among her survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Crawford, Lonaconing. The body is at the DeCarl Funeral Home, Uniontown, where services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Uniontown.
The Cumberland News, March 9, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 20, 2010


BITTINGER, Mrs. Mary Mildred Miller
 
Mary Mildred Bittinger, 94, of 715 Old New Germany Rd., Grantsville, Md., died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Vincentian Regency, Pittsburgh, Pa. Born August 1, 1908, in Coal Run, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Cordelia (Garlitz) Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rexford O. Bittinger, Sr., August 28, 1994. Mrs. Bittinger was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Grantsville, and the Christian Mothers. She was a homemaker. She is survived by three sons, Rexford O. Bittinger, Jr., Hanover, Md.; Patrick Bittinger, Lanham, Md.; Regis Bittinger, Cumberland, Md.; one daughter, Mildred Hengelsberg, Allison Park, Pa.; two brothers, Harold Miller, Tiffin, Ohio; Paul Miller, Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Romaine Smith, Cumberland; Laverne Kirian, Republic, Ohio; ten grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, Md. on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Grantsville, on Wednesday at 12 noon with the Rev. Doug Kenney officiating. Interment will be in St. Ann's Cemetery. A Christian Wake service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to St. Ann's Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.
Saturday, June 28, 2003; Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

BITTINGER, Mrs. Minnie Durst
 
GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Minnie D. Bittinger, 87, widow of Grant Bittinger, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Grantsville, Mrs. Bittinger was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Durst. Surviving are a son, Frederick L. Bittinger, Grantsville; five daughters, Mrs. Jeannette Lohr, Grantsville; Mrs. Mildred Ryland, Accident; Mrs. Pearl Brenneman, Salisbury, Pa.; Miss Mary Bittinger and Mrs. Lena Sipple, Grantsville; ten grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, of which she was a member, by Rev. Preston Miller. Burial will take place in Grantsville Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Cumberland Evening Times, May 29, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 19, 2013



BITTINGER, Noah

SWANTON - Noah Bittinger, 76, died yesterday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born in Swanton, he was the son of the late James and Nancy (Burkholder) Bittinger. Surviving are six brothers, Jessie Bittinger, Amos Bittinger, Pete Bittinger, all of Swanton; Lloyd Bittinger and Norman Bittinger, both of Frostburg, and Ralph Bittinger, Jennings; and three sisters, Mrs. Della Livingood and Mrs. Ruth Bittinger, both of Grantsville, and Mrs. Rosie Bittinger, Frostburg. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Charles Fussell. Interment will be in the family cemetery on Meadow Mountain.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Tuesday, April 23, 1968; page 5.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 3, 2013


BITTINGER, Orville H.

GRANTSVILLE — Orville H. Bittinger, 58, of RD 1, died Thursday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. A native of here, he was the son of the late Harvey Bittinger and Anna May (Durst) Bittinger. He was a member of Laughlin Church of the Brethren, a veteran of World War II, and a member of Post 214 American Legion here. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edna (Hutzel) Bittinger; three daughters, Mrs. Sandra Kelly, Meyersdale, Pa.; Mrs. Wilma Hutzel, here; Mrs. Helen Newman, Germany; one brother, Simon Bittinger, here, four sisters, Mrs. May Hetrick, RD 1 here; Mrs. Sadie Bittinger, Somerset, Pa.; Mrs. Lula Durst, Accident; Mrs. Rhoda Durst, here, and eight grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home (Sunday) tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Evelyn Bowman officiating. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 9, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011



BITTINGER, P. Clark
 
P. Clark Bittinger, 87, Oakland, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.  Born Oct. 21, 1917, in Jennings, he was the son of the late Floyd and Mary M. (Gilpin) Bittinger. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn (Glotfelty) Bittinger, in 1963; four brothers, Alfred Bittinger, Vernon Bittinger, McKinley Bittinger, and Marshall Bittinger Sr.; one half-brother, T. Gilpin; one sister, Beulah Cutter; and one son-in-law, Robert D. Wagner.  He was a member and life-time honorary deacon of the Lakeside Assembly of God Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had a career as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Local 37, Operating Engineers Union, Cumberland. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren camping, doing carpentry work around his house, and participating in church services.  He is survived by his wife, Zelma L. (Harvey) Bittinger; one son, Paul A. Bittinger and wife Donna,Oakland; three daughters, Bonnie C. Wagner, McHenry, Carol A. Haynes, Detroit, Mich., and Donna L. Durst and husband Larry, Oakland; one sister, Olive Glotfelty, Meyersdale, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland.  A service was held at the Lakeside Assembly of God Church on Monday, Oct. 10, with the Rev. Robert Collette officiating.  Interment was in the Rhodes Cemetery, Swanton.  The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Lakeside Assembly of GodChurch, 18012 Garrett Highway, Oakland, MD 21550.  Pallbearers were grandsons Rick Wagner, Jay Bolyard, Jerry Durst, and Gregg Wagner; great-grandson Ben Wagner; and grandson-in-law Harold Norman.
abt. Friday, Oct. 7, 2005; Stewart Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2014


BITTINGER, Roy Willard

GRANTSVILLE - Roy Willard Bittinger, 80, of Amish Road, Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at his residence. Born Oct. 31, 1926, at Bittinger, he was the son of the late Norman L. and Pearl C. (Fazenbaker) Bittinger. Mr. Bittinger was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Fern Krause, July 24, 1979; one granddaughter, Heidi Shepherd; and one sister, Pauline Sweitzer. Mr. Bittinger was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the NRA. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. Surviving are one son, Larry D. Bittinger and wife Barbara, Grantsville; one daughter, Rita C. Durst and husband Marvin, Waynesburg, Ohio; two brothers, Elbert Bittinger, Elizabethtown, Ky., and Kenneth Bittinger, Waynesburg; three grandchildren, Clenton Durst, Janice Moore and Marilyn Johnson; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at 1 p.m. with Dick Thomas officiating. Interment will be in the Bittinger Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by Grantsville Post 214 American Legion.
Cumberland Times-News, January 19, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 25, 2014

BITTINGER, Samuel John

LONACONING - Samuel John Bittinger, 78, died Saturday at the Miners Hospital, Frostburg. He was born in Garrett County and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Bittinger. He was a former sawmill worker. Mr. Bittinger was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the husband of Clara (Barkholder) Bittinger. Also surviving are four sons, Paul Bittinger, Frostburg; Samuel Jr., Reuben and Joseph Bittinger of Manassas, Va.; six daughters, Mrs. James Getson, of here; Mrs. Alex Marshall, Mrs. Joseph Moore, Manassas, Va.; Mrs. James Kennely, Hoxie, R. I.; Mrs. Thomas Carlisle, Sterling, Va. and Miss Ethel Bittinger at home; a brother, Joseph Bittinger, Bittinger; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Broadwater, Barton, and Mrs. Geroge Beeman, Addison, Pa.; 41 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Boal Memorial Chapel at Barton. Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church here by Rev. Charles E. Fussell, pastor. Burial will bin the Oak Hill Cemetery, Lonaconing.  The body will be taken form th funeral chapel to the church at 1 p.m.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Monday, May 16, 1960; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 18, 2014
 

BITTINGER, Sherman McKinley

ELLICOTT CITY — Sherman McKinley Bittinger, 79, of 720 Hollow Road, Ellicott City, Baltimore, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, from complications of diabetes. Born June 25, 1926, at Jennings, he was the son of the late Frank and Velma (Wilt) Bittinger. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eva C. Blocher, Aug. 25, 1992. Mr. Bittinger was employed by Catonsville Community College in the custodial office. He also was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  He is survived by two sons, Kenneth M. and Michael M. Bittinger both of Ellicott City; two daughters, Ruth M. Dennis and Helen L. Scelsi, both of Ellicott City; one brother, Donald M. Bittinger, Cumberland; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Agnew officiating.Interment will be held in the Grantsville Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Diabetes Association.
September 20, 2005, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011




BITTINGER, Thomas T.

GRANTSVILLE — Thomas T. Bittinger, 70, a farmer, died yesterday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry C. Durst, of Jennings. A native of Manadier Ridge near Jennings, Mr. Bittinger was a son of the late Elijah and Eliza (Hare) Bittinger. He was a member of the Jennings Methodist Church. Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Della (Wilt) Bittinger, are four sons, Roy, Byard, Paul and Calvin Bittinger, all of near Grantsville; three daughters, Mrs. Harry C. Durst, Mrs. Velora Durst, of near Grantsville; and Mrs. Claudia Tressler, of Mountain Lake Park. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Dolly Bowser, Salisbury, Pa., Mrs. Adline Hetrick, Mrs. Kathryn Bittinger, and Mrs. Etta Davis, all of Waynesburg, Pa., and 19 grandchildren. The body is at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry C. Durst, where a funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. H. Edgar Suite, pastor of the Jennings Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 19, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2012



BITTINGER, Mrs. Victoia Belle Bernard

Loch Lynn Heights, Md., May 14 - Mrs. Victoria Belle Bittinger, 58, wife of Orville C. Bittinger, Pleasant Valley, died Sunday. A Methodist since childhood, she was a member of the United Brethren Ladies Aid Society here and of the Ladies Auxiliary  of the Mountain Lake Loch Lynn Boy's Band. She was a daughter of the late Norman and Molly Bernard. Surviving besides her husband, Oakland dairyman, are two children, Carlton and Mary Elizabeth, at home.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; May 14, 1940; page 3.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 2, 2013


BITTINGER, Walter L.

Walter L. Bittinger, 79, of RD 2, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born at Barton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Eliza (Broadwater) Bittinger. Mr. Bittinger was a member of Jennings Church of God. Surviving are his widow, Cora (Meyers) Bittinger; a son, Sterl Bittinger, RD 2, Grantsville; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Butler, Crucible, Pa., and Mrs. Etheline Bittinger, RD 2, Grantsville; three brothers, Charles, Lisbon, Ohio; George, Cumberland, and Herman Bittinger, Frostburg; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Morrison, Uniontown, Pa.;Mrs. Gladys McDowell, Calcutta, Ohio; Mrs. Annie Fazenbaker of here, and Mrs. Mary Schrock, Fairchance, Pa.; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. George Plants. Burial will be in Trinity Reformed Cemetery, New Germany.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 25, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




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