Lura Anne Bitterman

Lura Anne Bitterman

Thursday, October 22nd, 1931 - Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Lura Anne (White) Bitterman, 87, of East Syracuse, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019, surrounded by her loving family after courageously battling cancer.

She was born in Oswego, New York to Lura and John F. White. She graduated from Mosher Business College in Chicago, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois where she met the love of her life, her husband Arnold A. Bitterman and became a Navy wife. She was employed at ESM School District, St. Matthew’s, and Blessed Sacrament School as a teacher assistant and also worked for Kelly Services.

Anne loved to help others and especially to volunteer at St. Matthew’s Church and School. She was a Girl Scout Leader, Room Mother for all five of her children, Chairman of the Church Bazaar, Vice-President of the Altar and Rosary Club, President of the Mothers Club, Co-Treasurer of the Antique Show and taught religious education classes. Above all, her passion in life was raising her five children, and spending time with her family and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, friend and Nana to all.

She was predeceased by her brother, Francis Dowd White.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Arnold A. Bitterman; son, John (Christopher) of Miami, FL; daughters, Andrea (Joseph) Polcaro, Debra (David) Taylor, Betsy (Gary) Retchless of East Syracuse, and Charlotte (Don) Riedl of Cazenovia; grandchildren, Jason, Brian, Keith (Nicole), Joseph Polcaro, Corissa (Justin) Kohlbrenner, Michael (Lyndsey) Taylor, Kelly (Ashley) Retchless, Kevin (Danielle) Retchless, Laura (Michael) LaRosa, Janie (William) Snyder, Christopher (Christine) Riedl and Connor Riedl; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Franchesca, Sam, Tatumn, Braden, Beth, Andrew, Angelina, Hunter, Willson, Charli, Emma, and Duke.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the R.H. Schepp & Son Minoa Chapel, 6530 Schepps Corners Rd., Minoa. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at St. Matthew’s Church in East Syracuse. Burial will be in Onondaga Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    R. H. Schepp & Son Minoa Chapel
    6530 Schepp's Corners Road
    Minoa, New York 13116
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Matthew's Church
    100 Kinne Street
    East Syracuse, New York 13057
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sue goldstein

Posted at 10:34am
I am so sorry for your loss. Ann was just wonderful in every way. And although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow and all the days after. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Al, Mary Ann, Michael Ferrentino

Posted at 08:48am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Lucille D'Angelo

Posted at 04:35pm
Dear Arnie and family, I was truly sorry to hear of Ann's passing. I loved working with her at Over the Rainbow daycare. She always reminded me that on occasion I babysat for your children, especially when she and my mom (Connie Palmisano) were working on something for the school or church. Please accept my deepest sympathy. God Bless you all.

Terry & Carmen

Posted at 10:04am
With deepest sympathy,
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Marge Ostrander

Posted at 02:09pm
Dear Arnie and Family,
As a fellow Kiwanian, I was saddened to hear of Ann's passing. Ann was truly an angel on earth. She now gets to be one without pain or worries. Our hearts go out to you and our prayers are with you for support and comfort.
Marge Ostrander

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