Vivian Irma Bittler

April 28, 1933 - September 6, 2013

04/28/1933 - 09/06/2013

Vivian Irma Bittler, 80, departed life on September 6, 2013 at Heritage Hall in Virginia Beach. Born in Washington, DC, she moved to Norfolk and retired from NCTMSLANT as an IT Specialist after over 40 years of service. She is predeceased in death by her parents, Alfred and Helen Duxbury; aunt, Mabel Duxbury; brother, Kenneth Fugate; husbands, Richard Shook and Arthur Bittler; daughters, Beverly Shook and Robin Sullivan; son, Richard Shook. She is survived by her brother, Robert Duxbury; sons, Timothy Shook, Scott Bittler, and Robert Bittler; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 12 at 1pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach. Burial services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502 or Norfolk SPCA, 916 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, VA, 23504. Condolences may be made at

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Dan and Jennifer Barlupo
8 years ago

Aunt Vivian was loved by many and always had room in her heart for those needing love. She will be missed. I will always cherish the memories I have of her.

shirley S. Jahn
8 years ago

I am so sorry to read of the loss of Vivian. She was a very special person and I know she loved her family more than anything. She was a good person so I know she will have a home with Jesus. Please know she will be missed.

Walker Melton
8 years ago

My sincere condolence goes out to the family of Vivian. I first met Vivian back in 1972 at Data Processing, NavPhibBase, Little Creek. The years we worked together she was always a positive lady and a pleasure to work with. There just not enough good words to say about Vivian. I know she will be missed by all that knew her.

Walker Melton DPC USN Ret

Wendy & Eric Palmer
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayer go out to the entire Bittler and Shook family. I am at a lost for words, bc I know that she is in a better place, yet, it is very hard losing a loved one.

April Walton
8 years ago

Sorry to hearing about the passing of Viviangrandma. She was a very special and energetic woman. She will be missed. My condonlences to the family.