JOSEPH R. BITTENGLE, SR. 72 of Shadyside, Ohio died Wednesday August 26, 2009 at the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio.
He was born March 29, 1937 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Joe and Mary Zavislak Bittengle.
Joe was a retired machinist and dye maker for the Ormet Corporation in Hannibal, Ohio, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shadyside, Ohio, Shadyside Lodge 724 F & AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville, Orsiris Shrine and the Hillbilly Clan #54 and a driver for Osiris Shrine Child Transport. He was a current Shadyside Village Council member and served on the board of the Ohio Valley Community Credit Union.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his son, Joseph R. Bittengle, Jr. on December 18, 2008 and an infant sister, Theresa Bittengle.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Groves Bittengle, one daughter, Deanne Bittengle of Shadyside and one brother, Paul W. Kathleen Bittengle of New Jersey. Also two grandsons, Joseph Nile Bittengle of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Adam Christopher Bittengle of Little Rock, Arkansas.
There will be no visitation at Joe’s request. Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Shadyside, Ohio. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio at the convenience of the family.
Shadyside Lodge 724 will conduct Masonic Services at 10:45 am at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shadyside Emergency Squad Association 4210 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio 43947 or the Osiris Shrine, Transportation and Aid Child Transport Monument Place, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003.
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