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Roat-Kriner Funeral Home
Friday September 1st, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am

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Roat-Kriner Funeral Home
Friday September 1st, 2017

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Gordon E. Bitler

Gordon E. Bitler, age 94, 193 Magargle Road, Danville,  died at 9:25 a. m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was a patient since Friday.

Born in Valley Township, Montour County on May 27, 1923, he was a son of the late Howard R. and Olive V. (Golder) Bitler. He resided in Anthony Township since 1951 and formerly lived in Riverside.

Gordon was a farmer from 1951 to 2000 and earlier he was employed at Kennedy Van Saun, Dean Phipps and by Merck & Co.

Gordon served with the US Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He participated in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe

He was preceded   in death by his wife of 64 years, the former Cathren M. Seebold, on August 19, 2007; by a daughter Linda; a great grandaughter, Audra Ebo; two  sisters: Margaret Bitler and Daisy G. Carr; and three brothers: Raymond Bitler; Floyd Bitler and Robert Bitler.

Surviving are a son, Gordon C. Bitler, and his wife Linda, Berwick; a daughter in law:  Dr. Joy A. Bitler, Irmo, South Carolina; two granddaughters: Michelle D., wife of Rev. Steven Kindt, New Holland and Melanie J., wife of Timothy Ebo, Hopkins, South Carolina;  9 great grandchildren; and a sister, Romayne M. Swisher, Montgomery. 

Gordon was always appreciative of the care given to him and his wife by their caregivers, Kathleen Simmons and Kathy Whitenight.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a. m. in the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Road, Danville, with his grandson in law  Rev. Steven Kindt officiating. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery with military honors by the honor guard of American Legion Post 40. Friends may call from 10 m to 11 a. m.

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We met Gordon and Gordy on our WWII European trip in 2008. Everyone from our group took to Gordon and we all became FOG members. (Friends of Gordon). We enjoyed our visits with him and was inspired by his kindness, humility, and fun spirit. He was everything that we needed in our lives and will miss him dearly. He will always be our hero in many different ways. Love to Gordy and Linda also. You both were so good to him and should be proud of and comforted in your love and care for "Paps".

David and Judy Edwards Sep 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gordon Bitler

Debra Bitler Deeter and family Aug 31 2017 12:00 AM

I will miss Uncle Gordy's stories. He had some good ones. You are all in my prayers! Hugs!

Debra Deeter Aug 31 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Wade and Molly Gottstein and Sons Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gordon Bitler

Dale and Connie Eveland Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

Aunt Romayne, Cheryl and Linda, so sorry to hear about Gordon's passing. I will always remember the times I went with you to his farm and the fun we had. Time will heal your loss but the memories will always live in your heart.

Dale and Connie Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM