Daniel P. Bitzel

Daniel P. Bitzel
92, of Malvern, passed away, Friday, Aug. 24th, 2012 at Aultman Hospital, following a short illness. Daniel was born in Waynesburg, Ohio on Aug. 19, 1920, the son of the late Joseph and Eleanora (Ceriscoli) Bitzel. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Valley Post 375 American Legion for 65 years, and the Men's Club at St. Francis Xavier. Daniel served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He worked as a Purchasing Agent at Whitacre- Greer Fireproofing and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Daniel is survived by two daughters, Mary A. Coyne of Massillon, Theresa M. Bitzel of Columbus; grandchildren, Theresa (David) Wilson of Chicago, Shawn (Lori) Coyne of Jackson Township, Danielle (Domenic) Manley of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Katie and Madison Wilson of Chicago, Dylan and Jacob Coyne of Jackson Township, Sophia Manley of Columbus; two sisters, Helen Bitzel of Waynesburg, Donna Bitzel of Columbus; brother-in-law, William (Viola) Pietrafese of Salem; special niece and god-daughter, Jane Phillips of Minerva; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Daniel is preceded in death by his wife, Madeline (Pietrafese) Bitzel; sister, Theresa Bitzel; brother, Reno Bitzel; and great-grandson, Brandon Coyne
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 2012 with Celebrant Fr. Vic Cinson. Calling hours will be held Tuesday 6 - 9 p. m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, PO Box 275, Minerva, OH 44657. Friends may express condolences online at our website:

Funeral Home

Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home - Malvern
434 West Main Street  Malvern, OH 44644
(330) 863-0441

Published in The Repository on Aug. 27, 2012