I met Mr. Bittner, he allowed me to call him Dick, when I was about ten years old. He would come out to Millcreek Dam to visit and go fishing. I always liked to spend time with him because he treated me like and adult and I was comfortable in his presence. He was always cheerful and outgoing, a fine example for a young boy. I still think about our conversation as we walked up the road to the reservoirs. I am saddened by his passing and know that he will be missed by many.