YELLOW SPRINGS Jack Bittner of Yellow Springs passed away Friday, June 28th at The Hospice of Dayton. He was born to Clarence and Louise Bittner on March 8, 1938. Jack graduated from Bryan High School in 1956. He married Patty Anderson on October 21, 1961 at the Anderson Farm. Jack worked at International Harvester, Morris Bean, and retired from Vernay Laboratories in 1989 after 31 years of service. After retiring, he held many small jobs with Erb Lumber, Township of Yellow Springs, and managing the Ye Olde Trail Tavern. He enjoyed fishing, landscaping, reading, collecting, and following the Shawnee Braves, Wittenberg Tigers, Buckeyes, Reds, and Browns. He loved spending time with family along with friends from the Wayside and Yellow Springs.
Jack is survived by his wife Patty, daughter Pam (Grinnell) and Ron Simington, daughter Betsy (Bittner) and Mike Gannon, granddaughter Cari and Carey Lairson, granddaughter Cami and Schrade Waller, grandson Taylor Gannon, granddaughter Haley Gannon and, great-grandaughters Paeton, Kinady, and Cameron Waller and Nola and Reece Lairson, sister in-law Linda Shook, brother in-law Richard Anderson, Uncle Charles Bath, good friend Patty McAllister and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Louise, step-son Michael Grinnell, brother in-law Buddy Shook, and sister in-law Jody (Stancliff) Anderson.
Our family wishes to thank the staff of Dr. Mark Collins and the staff of The Hospice of Dayton for their outstanding care and support.
A memorial service was held at the United Methodist Church in Yellow Springs on June 30th at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Hospice of Dayton in memory of Jack.