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Arthur C. Bittner

August 21, 1924 — February 7, 2023

Glenshaw

Arthur C. Bittner

Dr. Arthur C. Bittner of Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2023 at the age of 98 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Winschel Bittner, with whom he shared a 67-year loving marriage. He is survived by his seven children: Terri Ballard (Bill); Lorraine Bittner (Bernard MacDonagh); David Bittner; Gregory Bittner (Denise); Mary Lou Mitsch (Richard); Callie Bartos (Scott); and Bob Bittner (Kim). Also surviving Arthur are his 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Arthur was preceded in death by his eight siblings: Edward; Clarence; Mary (Bittner) Joseph; Sylvan; Henry; Victor; Leonard; and Aloysius. Arthur was born on August 21, 1924 in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, son of  Edward A. Bittner and Caroline (Kessler) Bittner.  He grew up on Middle Road in Glenshaw where he attended St. Mary’s grade school. Arthur graduated from Etna High School and later Allegheny College; he then attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and started his optometric practice which grew to include his son and grandchildren and became the present-day Bittner Vision Associates. Arthur was the last surviving charter member of the Etna Shaler Rotary Club where he served for over 50 years alongside his father, brothers, and son. He was a history buff, an avid golfer, and enjoyed nature and outdoor activities.  He was fun-loving with an ever-present sense of humor. He was a gifted storyteller and his favorite memories were of time spent with family.  According to Arthur: “Each person should be aware that there will always be the need to help someone somewhere.” Friends will be received on Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Mary of the Assumption Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw, PA on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 10:30AM.  EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rotary International or the Shaler Area Rotary Club or to Light of Life Rescue Mission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Friday, February 10, 2023

10:30 - 11:30am (Eastern time)

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2510 Middle Rd, Glenshaw, PA 15116

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