The Life of Joseph D. Bittle

Joseph D. Bittle, 83, of Cressona, passed away Thursday, September 14th, at home. 

Born in Cressona on March 14, 1940, he was a son of the late Joseph B. & Ruth (Ferrier) Bittle.

He was the husband of Fern A. (Mohl) Bittle, whom he married June 6, 1964. 

Joe was a 1958 graduate of Blue Mountain High School, and later graduated from Harrisburg Barber College.

Joe worked as a self-employed barber in Cressona for over 60 years.

He was a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church, Cressona, where he served as a former trustee and Sunday School Superintendent.

Joe was a former board member of Child Evangelism Fellowship. He also assisted Boy Scout Troop #130 for several years. 

Joe enjoyed traveling all over the United  States, especially Alaska, as well as the Caribbean Islands.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by two sons: Dale Bittle, at home; & Dennis, husband of Aimee Bittle, of Indianapolis, IN; a daughter, Bonnie, wife of John Lane, of Frackville; a brother, William, husband of  Janice Bittle, of Cherry Hill, NJ, a sister-in-law, Carol Jones, Harrisburg, and several nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Janice Major, and brothers-in-law, Jerry Major, & Ed Jones.

A viewing will be held at Grace Evangelical Free Church, Cressona, from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, September 19th.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 20th at the church with Rev. Josh Ott officiating. A viewing will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service.

Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

At the family's request, memorial donations may be forwarded to Grace Evanglical Free Church,101 Graeff St., Cressona PA 17929.

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