William Thomas Bittle, 86, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 24, 2022. He was born December 23, 1935 in Holland, VA., and was the son of the late Clarence Lee and Sallie Mae (Newsome) Bittle. He was the husband of the late Loretta (Lewis) Bittle who passed away February 20, 2017. They were married December 31, 1966. He was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish St. Michael Church, VFW Post 7632 Blaine Hill, Pleasant Hills American Legion and was also a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. William served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. For his service he received the Order of the Purple Heart twice, the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Sharpshooter Badge. William worked many years in office machine sales, and the service business.
He is survived by his son, Michael W. Bittle, of Nashville, TN, and daughter, Lee Ann (David) Szuhoza of Carroll Township, sisters, Mary Virginia Moore of Chesapeake, VA., and Mildred Lee Edwards of Suffolk, VA., brother-in-law, Paul Edwards of Suffolk, VA., nieces, nephews and grand dogs, Retta and Stella, He was preceded in death by his sister, Leslie Paige Pope and grand dog, Athena. There is no visitation, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 9:30 am, at Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish St. Michael Church, Elizabeth Township. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at Corpus Christi St. Mary's German Cemetery, McKeesport, Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Boston, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans at 1000 Liberty Avenue, #1606, Pittsburgh PA 15222; Or call, 412-395-6241. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published September 27, 2022.