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Joyce E. Bitner

January 21, 1929 November 22, 2010
Joyce E. Bitner
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Obituary for Joyce E. Bitner

Joyce E. Bitner, 81, born and raised in Detroit, passed away at her Riverview Towers apartment in Lapeer on November 22, 2010, of natural causes. She was long preceded in death by her adoptive family, mother Agnes (Stein) Sokolak; brothers, Joseph and George; sister, Helen, and in 2008 by her loving husband of 50 years, Robert S. Bitner, a Korean War veteran and also a Detroit native.

Survivors include three sisters and two brothers, Jacqueline Tuttle of Taylor, Sharon Maynard of Royal Oak, Geraldine Craighton of Bitely, Ernest (Barbara) Miley of Melvindale, Robert (Annie) Miley of Detroit; also survived by nieces, Mary Hawkins (Carl Woodley) of Metamora, Kelly Davison of Taylor; nephews, Kerry Israels of Bowerbank, ME, John Maynard of Dearborn, Robert Maynard of WI.

Cremation arrangements have taken place from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Lapeer, MI. A memorial service will take place Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11:00 am from Immaculate Conception (814 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer).

The family is deeply grateful for the outstanding care and companionship provided by Wellness Homecare of MI in Lapeer as well as for the wonderfully accommodating staff and incredibly supportive, friendly residents as Riverview Towers who helped put the wink back in the eye and bounce back in the shuffle of the family’s most dearly beloved member. To those wishing to make a Memorial Contribution are asked to consider the Veterans of Foreign Wars Dept. of MI, 128 Daley Rd. Lapeer, MI 48446.

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