Robert A. Bitting, 83, of Bern Twp., died Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in the Berks Heim, Bern Twp. He was the husband of Linda L. (Berk) Bitting.
Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Harold Bitting and Naomi (Reeser) Moyer. He was a 1948 graduate of Reading High School. Robert was a U.S. Air Force
veteran of the Korean War
. He worked as a truck driver for Aramark, Reading Sheet Metal, and last for Omega Laboratories and Quest Diagnostics. Robert was a member of St. John's (Gernant's) United Church of Christ, Ontelaunee Twp. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association; and a member of Liberty Association; Northmont Association, Teamsters; Haag Post V.F.W
., Reading; Ivy League Association; Fraternal Order of Police; and the Goodwill Fire Company.
Surviving in addition to his wife is one daughter: Robin E. (Bitting), wife of James Brennan, Sinking Spring; two step-sons: Craig B. Brown, husband of Tammy (Blatt) Brown, Hamburg; and Dwayne D. Brown, husband of Lori (Stoudt) Brown, West Lawn; and four grandchildren: Danielle N. Belfanti; Joshua C. Brown; Elizabeth I. Brown; and Jerry A. Brown. Robert is also survived by one brother: William R. Bitting, Clermont, Florida; and one sister: Jean M. (Bitting), wife of Thomas Rapp, Reading.
Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 am from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 223 Peach Street, Leesport. Burial with military honors will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring. A viewing will be held in the funeral home Monday 9:30 to 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be sent to
, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106. For online condolences, please visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.