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Robert N. Bittner

  • On February 14, 2023

Robert N. Bittner, age 81, left us peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 12, 2023.  Bob was born in Bellevue and raised in Avalon.  He graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in education and earned his Master’s in Education from Pitt.  He also served his country in the Army National Guard. Bob enjoyed his career teaching in the Montour elementary schools for 30 years in grades 4-6.

He was an avid sports fan, especially supporting Pitt athletics by being a member of the Golden Panthers.  He also enjoyed listening to his favorite music, fishing, golfing, reading the paper and spending time with his family and cats,  Nugget and Pistol.

Bob is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Kilgore), of 42 years, his sisters, Clarice (George) Sabina and Barbara Bittner and his brother-in-law, Andy (Air) Kilgore.  In addition, he is survived by his nieces, Deborah (Sean) Buzzard, Rebecca (Jason) Anthony, Suzanne (Adam) Sarson, Chelsea Kilgore, Erin Kilgore and 3 great nephews.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 5405 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA 15136 (412-787-1800) where the service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.  There will be a luncheon following the service at Union Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AHN Hospice, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. 15212 or Union Church, 6165 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA. 15136.  Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.pittsburghcremation.com.

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Denise Quinn
Cheri so very sorry to hear of Mr. Bittners passing. He was a great teacher always looking out for the kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Quinn family.
Linda Burger
Dear Cheri, So shocked and saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. He surely was one of the best Pitt fans ever. I will pray that you find peace and strength during this time of extreme sorrow.
Mike Postava
He was my 5th grade home room teachers. As I look back he was on of my favorite teachers. May God’s eternal light shine upon him
Caz Mostowy
Rest in peace, Mr. Bittner. You were always one of my favorite teachers (middle 1970's). You always kept us interested and laughing. I still remember the humor you brought to the class every day -- mostly of the self-deprecating kind. One of my favorite quotes of yours was, "Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you!" You often offered this parable as a warning when we were talking or carrying on too much in class. I also remember the golfing story you told us. According to you, while on the golf course with the two other teachers of the 'ABC" group, Mr. A and Mr. C., the three of you were mildly/indirectly struck by lightning. And you explained that this event was the principle reason that you all had ...er... less than a full head of hair. I never knew if that story was true or lore, but it doesn't matter. It always made us laugh. I'm 53 years old now, but I still have very clear memories of you and the fun we had in your class. It's also certainly true that despite the short time you were my teacher, and how long ago it was, you still had a very real impact on my life. You're a testament to the power and value of love and personality expressed through teaching. Thank you for caring so much. -- Caz "Len" Mostowy
Betty Langmann
I’m so sorry for your loss,I’m also sorry I learned of his passing after the visitation.Take care and thinking of you.Sincerely Betty Langmann
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