Emery James Bittmann
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Emery James Bittmann

Gloucester City - Emery James Bittmann, 81, of Gloucester City, lost his battle with cancer on 3/22/18. Emery was a long time resident of Gloucester and dedicated to his community. He was a member of the VFW 3620, Odd Fellows Amity 166, Knights of Columbus, and was member and past commander of American Legion post 135. He assumed administration of Cedar Grove cemetery for over 20 years. He worked hard using much of his own equipment to maintain the beauty and dignity of the cemetery, as well as repairing what was needed. He put in Veteran's Lane to honor the fallen, and a special cremation section. He spent many hours in his wood shop creating items for loved ones. He was also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Emery was pre-deceased by parents, Henry George and Elizabeth Mae (Duchneskie). He is survived by wife Linda Sue; children, Rose Cintron-Allen (Ed), James Bittmann (Susan), Henry Bittmann (Anna Marie), Carol Sparlin (Lem), and Eric Bittmann (Stacey); grandchildren, Danielle Cintron, Efrain Cintron, Mark Sparlin, Shawn Bittmann, Evan Bittmann, Emma Bittmann, Christian Bittmann, Nicole Bittmann, and Christopher Bittmann; Great-Grandchildren, Samantha Cohen and Melissa Cohen; and siblings Mary Ann Shoemaker (George), Bill Bittmann Sr. (Mary Alice), Nancy Wade (Gary), and Karin Gulizio.

A viewing will be held on Weds morning 3/28/18, from 9-10:30 AM at McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM at St. Mary's Church. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Gloucester City.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cedar Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 202, Gloucester City, NJ 08030.

Condolences and memories at www.mccannhealey.com. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142

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Published in Courier Post on Mar. 25, 2018.
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
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March 19, 2020
RIP Emery my Old Friend
Thomas Kelley
April 16, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Linda Ennis
April 2, 2018
Marlyn Lee
April 1, 2018
Dear Bittman Family we were deeply saddened to hear of Emerys passing.His dedication to Cedar Grove Cemetary it's deceased residents and the family's was always the best anyone could ask for.He deeply cared about the family's whose loved ones are there and would do anything he could to help them during and long after funerals.He will be deeply missed God bless Emery and your entire family.with sincerest condolences The Plusch Humphrey Family
Al Plusch
March 28, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Emery was such a wonderful, dedicated man. Hoping that the support from family and friends will help you through this time.
Anne and Gregg Teears
Gregg Teears
March 27, 2018
Emery was truly a unique individual, his attention to detail in his speaking and in his life a testament to his military training. A more caring and attentive person would be hard to find. Condolences to the family.
Chalie Huber
March 27, 2018
So sorry for the loss to the Bittmann family.
Frank Tine
March 27, 2018
Frank Tine
March 27, 2018
Our Condolences to all the family
He certainly will be missed for everything he did for the Community.
Thomas Kelley
March 26, 2018
Deepest sympathies to all the Bittmann family.
Gary Wade
March 26, 2018
Linda, cousins, and family,
My sincere condolences for your loss on Emery's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Michelle Duchneskie
March 26, 2018
My oldest brother; he never missed telephoning me every year on my birthday, when the phone rang I always knew it was him. He always remembered to send cards; always thoughtful like that. He was caring and loving; could be loud and grumpy but oh so happy to share memories, stories and spend time together. I'll miss him dearly. You're in heaven now with Mom & Dad, dear brother. RIP.
Nancy Wade
March 26, 2018
Dear Linda and Family
The very many people that Emery touched and assisted will forever morn his passing. I always felt, my many family members, buried in Cedar Grove were in good hands in Emery's care. There are a few people, that can just not be replaced, my friend Emery is one of these.
Joe Hargesheimer
March 26, 2018
Dear Linda,
May the beautiful memories of your life with Emery give you some comfort in the sad days ahead. Know that you both have made a great impact for good in our community and are loved by many.
Dorothy Stanaitis
March 26, 2018
Linda and Family - you are all in my thoughts this week. God bless.
Richard Agin
March 26, 2018
Ever onwards ever upwards...
March 25, 2018
Mary Ann Shoemaker
March 25, 2018
Dad and Rose in 1999
Rose Cintron-Allen
March 25, 2018
Linda, So sorry to hear about your loss of Emery. Praying for God's strength to hold you up through this sad time.

Stephanie (Red Hats)
Stephanie Ware
March 25, 2018
It is never easy to lose a loved one, I pray you find comfort in God's promise at John 6:40 which says that soon we will see all our loved ones again. My deepest condolences to the family.
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