Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel

202 North Teilman, Fresno, CA


Robert "Bob" Leo Bitter

December 1, 1928May 7, 2020

Robert "Bob" Bitter, age 91, of Fresno, California passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Robert was born December 1, 1928 in Fresno, California.

He is survived by his spouse, Helen Bitter; son Bill Bitter; and son Ken Bitter; brother Phillip Bitter and sister Alvina Winder.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents John and Katherine Bitter; brothers Ruben Bitter, Harold Bitter, and Norman Bitter.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years during WWII and the Korean War. He served as a Radioman and Teletype Tech aboard the U.S.S. Gen. A.E. Anderson AP111.

He played 3rd base for the San Diego Blue Jackets in first post WWII All Navy Baseball games.

He graduated from Fresno City College with an AA degree in Electronics. He also graduated from Pacific Electronic Engineering School in San Francisco.

Bob worked for North American Aviation Flight Line Electronics as a Leadman. He was also employed by Fresno Unified School District as an Electronic Maintenance Supervisor for over 28 years.

Bob was a past president of Fig Garden Golf Men's Club. He was also a past president of the Edison Social Club.

Private Family will be held at Stephens and Bean Chapel with burial at Belmont Memorial Park.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.stephensandbean.com for the Bitter family.


  • Edison Social Club Building Fund


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Cheryl Zingarelli-Love

May 13, 2020

We are all so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. A neighbor with the most caring heart he will be sorely missed. Our prayers of healing go out to Helen, Billy, Kenny and all he touched with his kindness. Fly high with all the angels Mr. Bitter and rest easy. 🙏🏼
Cheryl and Virginia Zingarelli

Patty Lima-Peeren

May 10, 2020

Helen, Billy & Kenny, (yes Billy & Kenny. If I am still "Patty" you are both still-- to me-- Billy & Kenny). I am so so sorry for your loss. Your family has always been such a positive influence and part of my life from birth. I was honored to have known Bob and it will continue to be an honor and pleasure to know you all.


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