Elwood L. Bittinger

Obituary

Elwood L. Bittinger, 71, of Salisbury, PA, passed away peacefully from surgery at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, surrounded by family.

Born March 19, 1946, in Somerset, PA, he was the son of the late Edward S. and Thelma (Murray) Bittinger. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Freda Schrock and Joyce Hollada; two brothers, Raymond and sister-in-law, Joan and Lawrence Bittinger.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene (Rosenberger) Bittinger; two daughters, Roxanne (Joseph) Edgar, Salisbury; Sherri (Todd) House, Grantsville, MD; five grandchildren, Brandon (Steph) Edgar, Ryan Edgar, Andrea House, Alexis House and Xavier House; one brother, Paul Bittinger, Salisbury; one sister, Margaret Baker, Boynton, PA; five brothers-in-law, James Schrock, Harold Rosenberger, Bernard Rosenberger, Paul Rosenberger and Kenneth Hollada; three sisters-in-law, Linda Bittinger, Donna Bittinger and Brenda Rosenberger; a number of nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Jay Hollada, Somerset.

Mr. Bittinger was a heavy equipment operator for 40 years, working for Sanner Coal Co., Action Mining and retiring from Rosebud Mining in 2012. He also operated a landscaping and trimming business for 28 years. Elwood was a wonderful loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Hwy., Salisbury, on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ingrid Chenoweth officiating. Interment will be in the Salisbury Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.


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Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 2-4 and 6--9 p.m.

9168 Mason-Dixon Hwy, Salisbury, PA, 15558

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Hwy., Salisbury, on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

  Funeral Service

Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

9168 Mason-Dixon Hwy, Salisbury, PA, 15558

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ingrid Chenoweth officiating. Interment will be in the Salisbury Cemetery.

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Sharon Baker Georg

I was so sorry to see Woody passed on. My prayers are with you all.

 Posted July 31, 2017 - 10:40pm
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the colliers

Offering our deep sympathy. Please allow God's word to calm and comfort your hearts. At Rev. 21:4, he promises:'to wipe the tears from all faces and death will be no more". For more encouragement from the Scriptures, please jw.org.

 Posted July 31, 2017 - 7:57pm
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Titus and Delores Mast

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be your strength during this time of grief. Titus and Delores Mast

 Posted July 30, 2017 - 10:47pm
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Casey Lytle

Sorry for your loss

 Posted July 30, 2017 - 5:34pm
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Lenny and Linda

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Elwood was a wonderful man filled with laughter and onreyness. Heaven is the perfect paradise destination we all have on our list. When you are sad and missing him be still and feel his love and eternal happiness in the wind that wraps around you, the sun that warms your cheek and the rain that renews. Find rest and comfort in all the love and support of your family and friends. We love you so very much.

 Posted July 30, 2017 - 6:41am
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Terri Durst Aiken

Elwood was a member of my graduating class of 1964. Please accept my sympathies in the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather.

 Posted July 29, 2017 - 8:10am
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Sharon Korns

Roxanne and family I'm so sorry to hear about your dad .I pray you lean on the Lord through this journey I no it's hard very hard there isn't a day goes by I don't think of my dad.Hugs and sympathy to you all God Bless..

 Posted July 29, 2017 - 2:35am
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Ann Bittinger- Scherr

So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Uncle Elwood when my family would come to visit. Sending much love and prayers to your family.

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 11:55pm
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Tink & Sheila Bittinger

So sorry to hear about Woody. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 9:47pm
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Heather Harvey

Darlene, Roxanne and Sherri, I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing your daddy is life altering. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 8:50pm
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Heather Harvey

Darlene, Roxanne and Sherri, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Losing your daddy is life changing. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 8:48pm
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Heather Harvey.

Darlene, Roxanne and Sherri, I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing your daddy is so hard. Know that I'm thinking of you and praying for God to comfort you.

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 8:46pm
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Heather Harvey.

Darlene, Roxanne and Sherri I am so sorry for your loss. Know that I'm thinking of you and praying for your comfort.

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 8:44pm
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KATHY AND DALE OTTO

DALE AND KATHY OTTO
DARLENE AND GIRLS AND FAMILY
THIS IS A LOSS YOU HAVE OUR CONDOLENCE. ELWOOD WAS A VERY COMPASSION ,CARING PERSON HE WILL BE MISSED. HE IS WITH GOD. YOU ALL BE IN OUR PRAYERS. HE HELPED PEOPLE WHEN NEEDED GOOD HUSBAND AND FATHER AND GRANDFATHER.
GOD BLESS,

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 7:23pm
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Jim and Kathy Fay Spence

We extend our sincere condolences on the loss of Elwood, such a beloved part of your family. I remember calling trying to get him to come to our 50th Class Reunion and he was having a health issue at that time, but I talked to his lovely wife. I am especially thinking of her this evening, but also all of his family. May your memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 7:06pm
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Laidig Family (Bryant Nikki Zac Savannah Riley Brooklyn)

Uncle Elwood was a special man. I have many memories of him growing up and the many visits he made. As I had my kids he gave my first born his first fishing pool. He treated everyone with respect and will be missed. I'm sure he is catching up with family in Heaven. Tell my Mom we say hello and miss her. Until we meet again fly high and rest peacefully.

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 6:57pm

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