Helen M. Bitler,
90, of 315 W Mahoning Street Danville PA where she had resided for the past
30 years died early Saturday morning, December 29 2007 at Grandview Health
Homes Inc. She was born April 29 1917 in Danville PA the daughter of the
late Samuel and Mary B. Kistner Hildebrand.
She graduated from
Danville High School in 1935. Mrs. Bitler attended nursing school at
Allentown State Hospital. She worked at Reams in Danville PA (later known
as TRW) during World War II making propeller shafts for PT Boats, and later
at Cabinet Works in Danville.
She was a member
of Grove Presbyterian Church Danville PA and a former member of Mahoning
Presbyterian Church Danville PA. Mrs. Bitler was an avid Philadelphia
Phillies fan and enjoyed following any Philadelphia sports teams. She
enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
She was married
for 35 years to the late Wilmer T. Bitler who preceded her in death March 13
1984. They were married April 24 1948. Surviving is one son; Gregory A.
Bitler of Laureldale PA. She is also survived by two brothers; Donald
Hildebrand of Massachusetts and Thomas Hildebrand of Colorado Springs
Colorado. She was preceded in death by three brothers; Fairlee, Robert and
Chester Hildebrand and three sisters; Arzella Kopp, Ora Hildebrand and Zelma
O’Leary. A nephew she raised, Raymond Beiswanger, Sr., also preceded her in
A Celebration of her life will be held
Thursday January 3 2008 at 1:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Reverend Dr. Robert J. Andrews and the
Reverend Judson S. Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows
Cemetery Danville PA. Friends will be received from 11:30 AM until time of
service. Memorial contributions may be made to Mahoning Presbyterian Church
Memorial Fund 106 E Mahoning Street Danville PA.