John Bitz, 86, of Houston, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, following an extended illness with his family by his side.
He was born July 30, 1932 in McGovern, Chartiers Township, a son of Frank and Katherine Bitz.
Mr. Bitz had worked as a steel worker for Universal Cyclops in Bridgeville.
He was a member of Central Assembly of God, Houston.
John enjoyed Pittsburgh Penguin hockey and listening to country music
Surviving are his beloved wife of 61 years, Betty Jean Yevins Bitz; three children, Cindy Bitz (Dr. Philip Kantor) of Canonsburg, Tracey Iannone (Frank) of Oakdale and John M. Bitz (Amy) of Houston; five grandchildren, Roman and Dante Iannone and Chase, Blaise and Cale Bitz; three sisters, Frances McGinley, Helen Bandi and Sophie Bartnicki all of Detroit, MI; and many nieces and nephews.
Ten brothers are deceased.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Wednesday in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA where services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019 with Rev. Doug Keith of Amedisys Hospice officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Amedisys Foundation, 480 Johnson Rd., Suite 230, Washington, PA 15301.