2011-11-24 / Obituaries

Dorothy C. Bittinger

Carlisle, 78

Dorothy C. Bittinger, 78, Carlisle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, November 19, 2011.

Born July 18, 1933, in Fort Littleton, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Retta Cooper Helman and the widow of Arthur J. Bittinger Sr.

She was employed with 25 years of service as an assembler for Flight Systems Parts.

She attended Carlisle First Church of God and Mt. Holly Springs Church of God. She was a member of the Hospice Support Group through Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home. She loved flowers and watching birds and attending many local festivals.

Surviving are three sons: Arthur J. Bittinger Jr. of Carlisle; Ralph M. Bittinger of Boiling Springs and Samuel R. Bittinger of Carlisle; three daughters: Patricia B. (Bittinger) Snyder of Carlisle; Carol J. (Bittinger) Barrick of Carlisle; and Pamela (Barrick) Royster of Eastover, N.C.; one brother, Kenneth Helman of Shippensburg; two half-sisters: Freda Glunt of Mc- Connellsburg and Waneda Hoffman of Chambersburg; two half-brothers: Claire Helman and Ralph Helman, both of McConnellsburg; 10 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Guy, Herman, Warren, Max and Gerald Helman and three sisters: Arlene Helman, Emma Truax and Mary Barrick.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at Hoffman- Roth Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Carlisle. Rev. D. Alan Mathna officiated. Burial was in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

Memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice, 220 Wilson Street, Suite 100, Carlisle, PA 17013. To sign the guest book visit www.hoffmanroth.com.

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