Park L. Bitting
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Park L. Bitting
He was born Nov. 6, 1941, in Newport, a son of the late Lehman Herbert and Ethel (Murphy) Bitting. In 1986, he married the former Dolores I. Freeze who preceded him in death in 2013.
Park was a graduate of Newport High School. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he gained employment with Glen Gery Brick, later Wood Mode Inc., from where he retired, and later Advance Auto Parts, retiring again.
Park was an avid sports fan following NASCAR, particularly Bill Elliott and all Pittsburgh teams especially his beloved Steelers.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Delbert W. and Linda D. Gemberling of Sunbury, and Kory and Cathy Bitting of Freeburg; four daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle E. and Michael D. Hart of Sunbury, Penny S. and Troy D. Stover of Sunbury, Karen and Carl Bitting Carr of Selinsgrove, and Pam and Tim Bitting of Selinsgrove; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janice Bitting Howell of Newport.
In addition to his wife and parents, Park was preceded in death by one son, Hoy A. Riegel III; two brothers, Ivan "Sam" and Wayne "Peach" Bitting; and one sister, Sally Bitting Snyder.
Friends and family may visit from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury, followed by a memorial service at 1.
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