Richard J. Bitler Richard J. Bitler

Richard J. Bitler, Jr., 66 of Allentown, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Richard J. Sr, and Anna M. (Kolman) Bitler. Rick worked for Reeb Millwork for the last 21 years and prior for Triangle Lumber. He played baseball and football at Parkland High School graduating in 1969. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in physical education. While at ESU he was a member of the baseball team. He was a lifetime member of the Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club and supporter of all Parkland High School Athletics. For many years he was active in fast and slow pitch soft ball and basketball leagues in the Allentown Area. Rick enjoyed golfing and traveling to Arizona twice a year to visit his brother, Bob, and sister-in -law, Teri. He also liked watching old movies, running and fishing in the Lehigh Parkway.

Rick is survived by his brothers, Robert L, and wife, Teri; Roger W. D.

Visitation: 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Monday February 12, 2018 and 10:00 to 11:00 am Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Trexler Funeral Home 1625 W. Highland St, Allentown. Services will begin at 11:00 am. Burial in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers a donation in Rick’s memory may be sent to PTAVC, PO Box 51, Orefield, PA 18069.


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