- Published: July 4, 2013
Jack Bittner of Yellow Springs passed away Friday, June 28, at The Hospice of Dayton.
Jack was born to Clarence and Louise Bittner on March 8, 1938. Jack graduated from Bryan High School in 1956. He married Patty Anderson on Oct. 21, 1961, at the Anderson Farm.
Jack worked at International Harvester and Morris Bean and retired from Vernay Laboratories in 1989 after 31 years of service. After retiring, he held many small jobs with Erb Lumber and the Village of Yellow Springs and managed 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.
Jack’s 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 30 at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice of Dayton in memory of Jack.