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Rosemary C. Bittel

February 27, 1923 - October 14, 2020

Obituary for Rosemary C. Bittel

Age 97, of Whitehall, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Known to family as “Bome,” Rosemary was the beloved aunt of the late Rosemary (Rosey) Barone, of Whitehall, with whom she lived and was cared for during the past 20+ years, along with Rosey’s husband, Stephen Barone, her ever-faithful companion, Rokxi, and children Daniel of Whitehall, Bryan (Vasthy) of Upper St. Clair, Brad (Natalie) of Peters Township and Laura Barone of Whitehall. Born February 27, 1923 in Pittsburgh and raised on the Southside Slopes, Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose (Knorr) Bittel, and all six of her siblings, George, Marie (Lied), Rita (Larson), John, Robert, and Bernice. She is also the beloved aunt of Dale (Marcia) Larson, Judy (David) Huber, Marilyn Dague, John (Marilyn), David (Rose) Lied, Robert (Debbie) Bittel, Barbara (Louis) Labyoda, Elaine (Paul) Cline, and George (Michele) Bittel, plus 32 great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by nephews Gary and Mark Bittel. Rosemary was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Brentwood, and in her earlier years, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Monastery. Living longer than anyone in her family’s generation, Rosemary’s strong determination, warm personality, and loving smile will always be remembered and cherished by her family. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 9-11 a.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Southside. Due to the current public health crisis, masks and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Little Sisters of the Poor of Pittsburgh 1028 Benton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or a charity of your choice.

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Dear George, sorry for your loss. I'll remember her and your family in my prayers. Love to all.
- Nancy Stabryla

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