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Donald Bitting

Donald F. Bitting

Wednesday, December 1st, 1937 - Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Donald F. Bitting, 82, of Hummelstown, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, in the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center with his family by his side.

Born in Harrisburg on December 1, 1937, he was the son of the late William F. and Kathryn Ulrich Bitting.

Don retired from United States Postal Service where he worked as a window clerk in the Highspire Office. He was a 1955 graduate of the former Harrisburg Catholic High School. Don served with the Army National Guard. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey. Don thoroughly enjoyed race cars especially drag racing in his younger days. He was a former Little League baseball and basketball coach; and played slow-pitch softball for many years. Most important to Don was spending time with his grandchildren who totally adored him. To them, Don was not just a grandpa, he was “Pop”.

Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara F. Guth Bitting, of whom he married on November 10, 1962; two sons, Donald P. Bitting of Phoenix, AZ, and David F. Bitting husband of Tracey of Hummelstown; one daughter, Jodi Ann Polly wife of Timothy of West Hanover Township; six grandchildren, Morgan Bitting, Bret Bitting, Brianna Polly, Allison Bitting, Brooke Polly, and Paige Bitting; and one sister, Doris Jean Heintzelman of Camp Hill.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 12:00 noon to 1 PM at the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown. The family will hold a private service and inurnment.

Contributions in Don’s memory may be directed to support Bladder Cancer Research at the PSU Cancer Institute. Please make checks payable to “Penn State University”. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Donald F. Bitting to University Development, Attn: J. Miska, 1249 Cocoa Ave, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852.

Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    114 West Main Street
    HUMMELSTOWN, PA 17036
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