Ronald R. Bittner
Ronald R. Bittner, 71, of Whitehall, formerly of New Tripoli, died Aug. 13, 2012, at home.
Born in Pleasant Corners, Heidelberg Township, he was the son of the late Russell and Violet (Wiesner) Bittner.
A 1963 graduate of Rider College, formerly in Trenton, N.J., he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce.
He was a manager and buyer for Hess's Department Store for many years and also worked for Dun & Bradstreet, Bethlehem.
He was a member of Heidelberg Lutheran Church, Heidelberg Township, and was a member of the Grundsow Lodge in Kutztown.
A member of the 1959 Coplay Legion State Championship team, he went on to play baseball for Rider College.
His survivors include a son, James R. and wife, Diane, of Bernville; daughter, Jennifer R., wife of Attorney Angelo Almonti of Fogelsville; grandchildren Lauren, Rebecca and Danielle Bittner and Siena Almonti; companion, Carol P. Billingham, of Pottstown; one niece; one nephew and his beloved cat, Otis.
He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Samantha J., and a sister, Gloria Kehnel.
His memorial service will be 11 a.m. Aug. 20, at Keller Funeral Homes Inc., 1018 Church St., Fogelsville, with the Rev. David L. Hess officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 19. Private interment in Heidelberg Union Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered to the family at kellerfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Forgotten Felines and Fidos, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, PA 18053.