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Raymond F. Bitzer

August 24, 1932 ~ March 21, 2020 (age 87)

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Raymond F. Bitzer, age 87, of Sandy Lake, formerly of Middlesex Twp., passed away on Saturday morning, March 21, 2020 at Meadville Medical Center.

Born in Fox Chapel, PA on August 24, 1932, he was the son of Carl W. and Mary Rose Keller Bitzer.

Ray had been an Equipment Operator for Duquesne Light in Glenshaw.

He had served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Kilian Church and the Mars Rod and Gun Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan A. Feitl Bitzer, who he married on October 17, 1953 and who died on March 29, 1994, by a son, Raymond J. Bitzer and by nine brothers and sisters.

Father of Diane Donald (Daniel) of Bakerstown, Karen Hardt (William) of Middlesex Twp., Jeffrey M. Bitzer (Tammi) of Cranberry Twp. and Richard A. Bitzer (Melissa) of Middlesex Twp.  Grandfather of Alicia, Bradley, Dana, Austin, Ryan, Graham, Gage, Delaney, Kinsley, Calvin and Alana. Great grandfather of Riley, Archie and Arie.

Private Family viewing and services will be held at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Butler VA Medical Center, 325 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001. Condolences are available at

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