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Kenneth "Butch" Bitler

We honor Kenneth "Butch" Bitler (1936-2015), who passed away on Jan. 17, 2015 in Sebring, Florida, after living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Mr. Bitler served in the Marines during peacetime and enjoyed playing golf, painting, woodcarving and especially spending time with his family. We thank Margaret Portz and the entire staff at the Lehigh University Office of Distance Education and Summer Sessions for their generous donation, a gesture of friendship with Marcella Sohara, Mr. Bitler's daughter. May Mr. Bitler rest in peace. 



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