David Franklin Bitler

David Franklin Bitler

David Franklin Bitler


                David Franklin Bitler, 81, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

                He was born on May 10, 1938 in Lawrence, MA the son of Harold and Ruth Bitler. David was a member of American Legion Post 14 and he served in the Air Force. He loved history and watching sports. David enjoyed traveling with his family and visiting historical sites, as Gettysburg and Football Hall of Fame. He had many hobbies; hunting, fishing, and camping, but especially enjoyed being with family and friends.

            David is survived by his wife Caroline (Coyle) Bitler of Panton, daughter Amanda Jo, husband Fletcher Christiansen, 2 sons, David Bitler, wife Angela and Wayne Shea, wife Sandra, 8 Grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, a brother Paul Bitler, wife Doris, a sister Carol Hill and predeceased by husband Kenneth, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be at a later date. David's family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Porter Facility for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Addison Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753 or Helen Porter Healthcare Rehabilitation Center, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753. To send online condolences to his family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com

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Jeff Quirk
4 years ago

Dave was a good listener. I always enjoyed our conversations. I enjoyed many good meals at the house. I would watch movies with Dave while Caroline visited with her sisters in the other room. -Jeff Q.

Adrianna Quirk
4 years ago

Aunt Caroline, I am very sorry that I couldn’t make it to the service. It seemed beautiful, though, from watching the videos. My prayers are with you and with Uncle Dave up in heaven.
I love you and I can’t wait to see you.

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