Donna F. Bitzel

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Donna F. Bitzel

COLUMBUS: Donna F. Bitzel, age 86, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Fairfield Medical Center. Graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1943 and The Ohio State University in 1947, and was a Lifetime Member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association. She became a lifetime buckeye fan from the first day she stepped on campus.

Donna worked in the Medical Technology field at OSU Hospital and became the Chief Medical Technologist of the Chemistry Lab. She was a member of the National Medical Technology Organization. After retirement she volunteered for a number of OSU organizations; OSU Wexner Medical Center and The James Cancer Center and was a Master Gardner for the Chadwick Arboretum.

She also volunteered at the Franklin Park Conservastory, during the Ameriflora International event in 1992, Donna planted over 2000 tulip bulbs.

She is preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Eleanora (Criscuoli) Bitzel; sister, Theresa Bitzel; brothers, Reno and Daniel Bitzel.

Survived by sister, Helen Bitzel, Waynesburg, OH.; nephews, Donald (Mary) Bitzel, John (Linda) Bitzel; nieces, Julia Bitzel and Karen Karoscik all of Lancaster, OH, Mary Ann Coyne of Massillion, Ohio and Theresa Marie Bitzel of Columbus; great nephews, Shawn (Lori) Coyne-children Dylan and Jacob, Joseph (Donna) Karoscik-children Lydia, Ethan, Benjamin and Greta; great nieces, Jennifer Ruckman-children Kyle, Theresa (David) Wilson-children Kaitlyn and Madison, Laura (Gary) Thompson-children Harley and Vincent, Lisa (Greg) Shepard-children Sarah, Christine and Tiffany Bitzel, Danielle (Dominic) Manley-children Sophia; She will be sorely missed by her kittens; Oreo and Bobbie.

Friends may call WEDNESDAY October 10, 2012 at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME 1177 W. 5th Avenue, from 5:00-7:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 6:45 PM. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM on THURSDAY October 11, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church 1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, Ohio Rev. Msgr. Romano Ciotola Presider.

Interment will follow at the Shady Valley Cemetery, Waynesburg, Ohio. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO GATHER AT THE CHURH FOR HER FUNERAL MASS.

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Published in the News Journal on Oct. 8, 2012
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