Sylvia Virginia (Popp) Bittner, age 92, of Burgettstown, PA passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Sylvia was born on December 16, 1928, in Avella, PA, and graduated from Union High School, Burgettstown, PA. Sylvia lived a long and full life; she loved to travel, listen to polka music, enjoyed cooking with her husband, playing bingo at the Burgettstown Senior Citizens Center, and spending time with those she loved. She will be dearly missed.
On October 24, 1971, Sylvia married the love of her life and childhood sweetheart, Edward Bittner, and they were happily married for 40 years until his death in March 2012. Although she did not have children of her own, she was blessed to have the love of many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. Left to cherish her memory is her best friend and sister, Velma Jean (Karl) Snyder; nieces, Erma McCloskey, Joann (John) McKee, Arlene (Steve) Allison, Susan (Bill) Dearth, Beverly Filip, and Nancy (Marty) Cwynar; nephews, Allan (Jeannette) Bittner, Raymond Bittner, Joey Bittner, and John (Linda) Meehan; goddaughters, Patty Ann (Matthew) Harmon and Lauri Alt; godson, Michael (Raquel) McKee; and many more great and great-great nieces, nephews and cousins. She will especially be missed by her great-niece, Melissa (Craig) Ibella, and ‘her girls’; great-great nieces, Lydia and Bianca Ibella, who brought her so much joy.
In addition to her husband, Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents Vendel and Agnes Popp; sisters, Mary Galish, Irene Meehan, and Agnes Bittner; brothers, John, Mike, and Vendel Popp; her beloved niece, Phyllis Popp Downs and her godson, Cameron Ibella.
The family would like to thank her special friends, whom she loved dearly, for supporting her in her final days especially; Margie Miles, John Popp, Mary Ann Dowler and Pastor Robert Fetty.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, June 20, 2021, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 23 Erie Mine Rd, Burgettstown, PA 15021. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Isidore the Farmer Church (Our Lady of Lourdes). Interment to follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Isidore the Farmer Church, 1109 S. Main St, Burgettstown, PA 15021, or The Still Remembered Project, P.O. Box 13, Bethel Park, PA 15102.
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