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Oscar Wellington "Butch Hittle Jr.


January 09, 2016


Oscar Wellington “Butch” Hittle Jr, 88, of Danville passed away January 8th, 2016 at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Danville surrounded by his family.  Born on November 8th, 1927, in Forks, PA, he was a son of the late Oscar and Grace (Coleman) Hittle.  

Oscar was a hard worker. Early in life he worked at a fur factory in Danville and foundries in Mausdale and Bloomsburg. While working at GLF Canning he met Doris J. Dawson and they married on March 31st, 1945. He was employed by Kennedy Van Saun, Danville for more than 30 years and later as a maintenance worker for the State of Pennsylvania. 

He was a longtime member of St. Paul's (Straub's) Lutheran Church, Danville and a social member of both the Washington and Continental Fire Companies, Danville. 

Oscar was always willing to help others and was known for his generosity. Being raised on a farm, he planted his own garden for many years. He enjoyed country music, hunting, fishing, woodworking and caring for his yard but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife Doris with whom he celebrated 70 years of marriage in 2015; one son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Anne Hittle; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ted Alexander, all of Danville; five grandchildren, Andrew Hittle, Benjamin Hittle, Jeana Alexander, David Alexander and Marci Heimbach; eight great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Hittle, Victoria Hittle, Matthew Hittle, Alexander Hittle, Jaxon Hittle, Gavin Heimbach, Logan Heimbach and Kelsey Heimbach; many nieces andnephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jon Hittle of Danville; five brothers; eight sisters. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Monday, January 11, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at St. Paul's (Straub's) Lutheran Church 60 Frosty Valley Road Danville PA with Pastor Rebecca Horn officiating.  Friends will be received from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM at the church. Burial will be held in the St. Paul’s (Straub’s) Lutheran Church Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 

Flowers may be sent to the church. Memorial contributions in Oscar’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 57 N. Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre PA  18701-1309.   

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com

 


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