“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.
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
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.
under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street