Mrs. Patricia L. Bittner, 73, of Breezewood
Bittner (May 21, 2012)
Mrs. Patricia L. Bittner, 73, of Breezewood, passed away at 2:20 a.m. May 20, 2012, at her home. Mrs. Bittner was born in E. Providence Twp. Aug. 31, 1938, the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Edna Mae (Wilkinson) Koontz. On Sept. 15, 1962, she married Marshall L. Bittner. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1996. She is survived by daughter Sandra L. Bittner and fiancé Doug Frazer, Falling Waters, W.Va.; sister Gladys Tull, White Oak; brother Clarence “Jack” Koontz, White Oak; sister Doris Ayers, West Mifflin; sister Mary Ann Conner, Everett; brother-in-law L. Frank Bittner, husband of Alice (Critchfield) Bittner, Everett. Patty is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles L. Bittner; a brother, Robert Koontz; three sisters, Betty Datig, Shirley Kline and Evelyn “Evie” Bulger and by two nephews, Gary Koontz and David Bittner. Patty was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Breezewood. She was a 1958 graduate of Northern Bedford High School and was employed at the Shell Station SAC Shop in Everett. Patty was a former president and member of the Everett Women’s Club. She was very involved with her children’s extracurricular activities during their school years. Patty loved spending time with her family, especially with her brothers and sisters’ grandchildren. Patty was an animal lover, she especially enjoyed taking care of her daughter’s dogs. She was an avid NASCAR follower, first as a Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan and then as a fan of Junior. Patty was a loving mother, sister and aunt and will be remembered for her generous spirit and vibrant personality. She will be missed by all who knew her. A funeral service will be held at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., 745 Raystown Road, Everett at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Judy Simonson officiating. Interment will be held at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Cemetery, Mattie. Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.geiselfuneral.com.