Patricia A. Bitel, RN

Patricia A. Bitel, RNPatricia A. Bitel, RN, 71 of Shenandoah passed away on Monday morning, February 3, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.

Born in Shenandoah on June 19, 1948 she was a daughter of the late Edward J. Bitel, Sr. and Anna J. (Kramer) Bitel who preceded her in death last Monday, January 27, 2020.

Pat was a 1966 graduate of the former Shenandoah Catholic High School and a 1969 graduate of the former Hazleton State General Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a retired registered nurse (RN) having last been employed as a supervisor at former Hazleton General Hospital where she worked for over 40 years.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah formerly St. Stanislaus Church where she was a member of the Rosary and Sacred Heart Societies.  Pat enjoyed her many trips to the casinos and supporting the annual summer block parties in Shenandoah.  She was an avid international traveler and a diehard New York Yankees and Giants fan.  Pat was a nature enthusiast and enjoyed spending time at her cabin and the surrounding w

oods outside of Ringtown.  She was an animal lover and advocate; she especially loved the basset hounds she had throughout her life and now her pet cat, “Muffin”.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:00 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 Friday morning from 8:00 am until 9:00 am in St. Casimir’s Church, Shenandoah.Surviving are her brother, Edward J. Bitel, Jr. and his wife Terry of Lancaster; two nephews, David Bitel and Brad Hilton; two nieces, Brenda Perez and Trisha Unrath; great nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia A. Bitel, RN Has 5 Condolences Posted:

  1. I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Pat and I worked together from time to time at our hospital. Pat was a wonderful person, always kind to her patients, and needless to say an excellent nurse. Pat always had a great passion for her work as an R.N. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. .

    Gerri Tolerico R.N.

  2. Jayne Stefanovich says:

    So saddened to read of Pat’s untimely passing. At our Nursing, Class of 1969, Reunion last August, Pat was her usual happy, talkative self. We all were shocked to hear the news. The memories of our times together came flooding back. Pat will be missed.
    Thoughts, prayers, and sympathy for the loss of your mom and sister.
    With fondest memories,
    Jayne Repanshek Stefanovich

  3. Diane Tranguch RN says:

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Pat’s family. Pat was a great nurse and role model for so many of us at the hospital. Many good memories with her, especially when we took her to the Yankees game in celebration of her retirement. May she Rest In Peace with her Mother & Father.

  4. Pat Schiefer says:

    Pat will be greatly missed. She was a great person and good friend

  5. Kathy McGowan Ramirez says:

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. I was a classmate of Pat’s in nursing school. I can still hear her laugh that was so contagious. She had a great sense of humor. And of course a great nurse.
    Kathy McGowan Ramirez