Bittner , Howard M. 84
Howard M. Bittner, 84, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Bethlen Home, Ligonier. He was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Somerset, a son of the late Jay H. and Pauline (Schisler) Bittner. Howard was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Latrobe, and its choir. He was retired from Penn National Insurance Co., and had been a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army. Besides his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou (Ross) Bittner; and two brothers, Jay Bittner and Dean Bittner. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church with the Trinity clergy officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe, PA 15650. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.