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Emmanual "Mitch" Bhatta

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Bhatta, Emmanual MitchFormer Philco Tech Rep and Project Manager Emmanual "Mitch" Bhatta died June 30 near Orlando, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 91. A Philadelphia native who raised his family in Warminister, Pa., Mr. Bhatta, retired to Florida in 1989 after spending 40 years creating and managing technical training programs for the military. From 1950 to 1976, Mr. Bhatta worked for Philco, Philco-Ford and Ford Aeroneutronics in Philadelphia as a tech rep, project manager and a technical educator. During his tenure, he set up radar stations around the world for NASA and also established and managed training programs in Belgium, Iran and Togo. In 1976 he left Ford to become a director at the State Technical Institute at Memphis in Tennessee, heading the training program at Millington Naval Air Station. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., and a Master's degree in education from Temple University. A sergeant in the Army Air Corp, Mr. Bhatta served in the South Pacific as a radar technician from 1943 to 1945. Mr. Bhatta is survived by his wife, Valeria, Ocoee, Fla.; his daughter, Valerie Bhatta and her husband, Kenneth Gladstone, Ocoee, Fla; his son, William Bhatta and his wife, Michelle, Midlothian, Va; his grandchildren, Allison Bhatta, Boulder, Colo; David Bhatta and his wife, Emily, Tacoma, Wash., Laura Bhatta Thomas and her husband, Joshua, North Chesterfield, Va., and great-granddaughters, Addison and Harper Bhatta. Services are scheduled July 10 at 10am in the chapel at Calvary Cemetery in Drums, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Fierro Funeral Service, Inc. of Hazleton, PA is handling the arrangements.

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on July 8, 2014
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