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 Brian Graham Bitzer

Brian Graham Bitzer

Birth
Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Dec 2010 (aged 66)
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 72712654 · View Source
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Brian Graham Bitzer
May 24, 1944 to December 10, 2010

Brian Graham Bitzer of St. James passed away suddenly on Friday December 10, 2001 at the Columbia Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Mo. He was 66 years 6 months and 16 days of age.

Brian was born May 25, 1944 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania the son of the late Lloyd L. and Ruth Hilda Graham Bitzer.

Brian Bitzer is survived by his brothers: Joseph T. Bitzer and wife Kathy of St. James; David Bitzer and wife Diane of Brighton, TN and Eugene Bitzer of Wimereoux, France, along with one sister: Beverly Schmit and husband Ernest of Wakefield, Rhode Island. Nieces and nephews further survive him: Becky, Brian, Branson, Susan and Eve.

Brian Bitzer was an Aviation Mechanic by trade, and graduated from Parks Aeronautical College in Illinois. Brian was a person who gave of himself to many causes in our community. He was currently the Post Commander of the St. James American Legion 607, fulfilling the duties of a commander and also instrumental in the restoration of the Friendship School House. He could be seen helping putting up the flags in St. James on our countries Patrotic Holidays, along with helping with Veterans at Camp Brimshire. Brian was also the chairperson in charge of the Sports Club Toy Drive for this year and helped with many fundraisers.

Services
Brian Bitzer was in state Saturday evening December 11, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home with Honor Guard from the Salem American Legion Post 99, standing guard.

Ceremony for Brian Bitzer was conducted on December 12, 2010 at the Missouri Veterans Home Chapel in St. James with Rich Hashagen, Chaplin of the St. James American Legion Post 607 officiating. The United State Air force along with St. James V.F.W. post 5608 and St. James American Legion 607 provided Military Honors. Burial will be in the family plot at the Union Dale Cemetery in Pittsburg Pennsylvania.

Memorial may be given to the St. James American Legion Post 607.



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  • Created by: LoveYourPast
  • Added: 4 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72712654
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Brian Graham Bitzer (24 May 1944–10 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72712654, citing Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LoveYourPast (contributor 47439691) .