Anna J. (Kramer) Bitel, 92 of Shenandoah passed away on Monday afternoon, January 27, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill East, Pottsville.
Born in Shenandoah on April 27, 1927 she was a daughter of the late Joseph (Kramasz) Kramer and Sophie (Witkowski) Kramer.
Anna was a graduate of the former J.W. Copper High School, Shenandoah.
She was a retired garment worker in the local garment industry having been last employed at the former Alma Dress Company, Shenandoah.
Anna was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah formerly St. Stanislaus Church where she was a member of the Rosary and Sacred Heart Societies. She was also a member of the ILGWU. Anna enjoyed her many trips to the casinos. She loved animals especially the basset hounds she had throughout her life and now her pet cat, “Muffin”.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband Edward J. Bitel, Sr. on February 5, 2004; three brothers, Frank, John and Louis Kramer and five sisters, Helen Kramer, Mary Kevel, Harriet Johnson, Frances Straka and Leona Kulikowski.
Surviving are her daughter, Patricia A. Bitel of Shenandoah with whom she resided; her son, Edward J. Bitel, Jr. and his wife Terry of Lancaster; four grandchildren, David Bitel, Brenda Perez, Brad Hilton and Trisha Unrath; ten great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:00 am in St. Casmir’s Church, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor as the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A visitation will be held on Wednesday morning from 9:00 am until 10:00 am in St. Casimir’s Church, Shenandoah.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.