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Roy Bittinger

November 30, 1946 ~ August 22, 2018 (age 71)

Roy "Music Man" Bittinger, Jr., 71, of Oakland passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2018, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Born on November 30, 1946, in Mill Run, he was the son of the late Roy, Sr. and Mary (Starky) Bittinger. He was a member of the Rocky Drean Assembly of God. The Music Man had a deep love of music and could play any number of instruments. In his earlier days, he played old time country music in a great many local clubs. In later years, he enjoyed playing gospel music in churches. He will be remembered as a gentleman who never met a stranger and one of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Tara; three sons, Roy Bittinger, III and wife Christy, Shawn Bittinger, and Tyler Boyce and wife Samantha WV; two daughters, Becky Brantner Lyons and husband Mark and Debbie McKone; grandchildren, Danielle and Brandon Bittinger as well as a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; three brothers, Ronnie, Gary and Mike Bittinger; eight sisters, Bonnie Mitchell, Katie Durner, Barb Paugh, Anna Mayhew, Polly Bittinger, Betty Bonney, Linda Tournay and Darlene Bittinger; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond "Shorty" Bittinger. Friends will be received at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland on Monday, August 27th from 4 to 8 PM and at the Crellin Assembly of God on Tuesday, August 28th from 11am to 12 pm after which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor William Skipper officiating. Interment will follow in the Ashby Cemetery.

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