Emery James Bittmann, 81, of Gloucester City, lost his battle with cancer on March 22, 2018. Emery was a long time resident of Gloucester City and was dedicated to his community. He was a member of the VFW 3620, Odd Fellows Amity 166, Knights of Columbus, and was member and past commander of American Legion post 135. He assumed administration of Cedar Grove cemetery for over 20 years. He worked hard using much of his own equipment to maintain the beauty and dignity of the cemetery, as well as repairing what was needed. He put in Veteran’s Lane to honor the fallen, and a special cremation section. He spent many hours in his wood shop creating items for loved ones. He was also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Emery was predeceased by parents, Henry George and Elizabeth Mae (Duchneskie). He is survived by wife Linda Sue; children, Rose Cintron-Allen (Ed), James Bittmann (Susan), Henry Bittmann (Anna Marie), Carol Sparlin (Lem), and Eric Bittmann (Stacey); grandchildren, Danielle Cintron, Efrain Cintron, Mark Sparlin, Shawn Bittmann, Evan Bittmann, Emma Bittmann, Christian Bittmann, Nicole Bittmann, and Christopher Bittmann; Great-Grandchildren, Samantha Cohen and Melissa Cohen; and siblings Mary Ann Shoemaker (George), Bill Bittmann Sr. (Mary Alice), Nancy Wade (Gary), and Karin Gulizio.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday morning March 28, 2018, from 9-10:30 AM at McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Gloucester City.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cedar Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 202, Gloucester City, NJ 08030.
Condolences and memories at www.mccannhealey.com. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142