DANVILLE, PA ~ Doris Jean Hittle, 95, of Danville passed away October 15th, 2022, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home, with whom she had been residing. Born on June 6th, 1927, in Beach Haven, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Rhoda (Sitler) Dawson.
Doris was a hard worker. While employed at GLF Canning she met Oscar W. Hittle, and they married on March 31st, 1945. Later in life she was employed by Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, retiring in 1989.
She was a longtime member of St. Paul's (Straub's) Lutheran Church, Danville.
Doris was always entertaining others with her witty sense of humor and stories. She loved to paint things. Her family often quipped that if they stood still long enough, they would get painted too.
Doris was an avid gardener, caring meticulously for her lawn and numerous flower beds. She took pleasure in feeding ‘her birds’, and was especially fond of hummingbirds. She enjoyed music, often singing while she did her housework, which was second to none and always ready for the white glove test. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Anne Hittle; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ted Alexander, all of Danville; five grandchildren, Andrew Hittle and his wife Annalisa, Benjamin Hittle and his wife Deidre, Jeana Alexander, David Alexander and Marci Heimbach and her husband Braden; ten great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Hittle, Victoria Hittle, Matthew Hittle, Alexander Hittle, Jaxon Hittle, Emery Hittle, Maddox Hittle, Gavin Heimbach, Logan Heimbach and Kelsey Heimbach; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar W. Hittle and a son, Jon Hittle, both of Danville; four brothers, Lawrence Dawson, James ‘Eddie’ Dawson, Doyle Dawson, and William Dawson; three sisters, Mabel (Dawson) Linker, Mary (Dawson) Hickey and Sara (Dawson) Hendricks.
A memorial service in honor of Doris’s life will be held at a future date at St. Paul's (Straub's) Lutheran Church 60 Frosty Valley Road Danville PA.
Contributions in Doris’s memory may be made to St. Paul's (Straub's) Lutheran Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association 57 N. Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18701-1309.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.