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Rebecca Sue Bitter

October 3, 1950 ~ June 18, 2017 (age 66)


Rebecca Sue Bitter, 66, of Butler, died at 10:15 a.m., June 18, 2017 in the comfort of her home, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Born October 3, 1950 in Butler, she was a daughter and second child of the late Mary Jane Daller Bitter and Frederick James Bitter, Sr.

Rebecca graduated from Butler High School in 1969 and from a computer technology school in Pittsburgh shortly after. She worked at Butler Memorial Hospital and then in the corporate offices of Friedman's Freshmarkets from November of 1976 through September of 2015, when she retired. She returned to Friedman's to work part time through December of 2016.

A lasting legacy of Rebecca was when it was your birthday at Friedman's you were responsible for supplying the cake, pie or lunch.

She enjoyed reading and gardening and was the primary caregiver for her mother, Mary Jane for many years and loved everything Disney. Over the years, she made over 100 trips to Walt Disney World in Orlando and had collected an amazing array of Disney memorabilia.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Butler.

Surviving is her daughter, Jenny Sue Whitmire and five grandchildren.

Her two brothers, Frederick J. “Rick” Bitter, Jr. (Carole) and Gregory John Bitter (Michele) of Butler.

A sister, Amy Bitter Lumley (Dutch) of Paragould, Arkansas.

A niece, Melissa Heller (Ken); nephews Trevor Frederick Bitter and Frederick Harold “Erick” Bitter.

A grand niece, a grand nephew, four aunts and their families, an uncle and his family and numerous cousins.

A Memorial Mass/ Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 127 Franklin Street, Butler. The Rev. Jack Nanz, will officiate.

In Lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made in Rebecca's honor to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

Arrangements assisted by the Geibel Funeral Home, Butler.


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