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Dorothy Virginia "Dottie" (Schmidt) Bittinger

May 23, 1925 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 94)

Dorothy Virginia “Dottie” (Schmidt) Bittinger, 94, of Oakland, MD, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019, at her home.

Born May 23, 1925, in Oakland, she was the daughter of the late Herman Otto and Marie (Steiding) Schmidt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Wheeler “Cot” Bittinger; one daughter, Debora S. Heselbach; one infant son, Robert Bittinger; three brothers.

Dorothy was a social worker for Garrett County Department of Social Services. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Accident, MD.

She is survived by two grandsons, Brandon C. Heselbach, and fiancé, Stacey, Frostburg, MD; Ryan D. Heselbach, and significant other, Lindsey, Flintstone, MD; a son-in-law, Kevin D. Heselbach, Berlin, MD; five great grandchildren, Adyson, Liam, Aubrey, Brody and Natalie; one sister, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the Zion Lutheran Church, 209 N. Main St., Accident, MD, 21520, on Tuesday, August 13, at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend James Oester officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to service.  Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Accident.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 171, Accident, MD  21520 or the Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD, 21550.

Condolences may be sent to her family at

Donations may be made to:

Zion Lutheran Church, Accident
P.O. Box 171, Accident MD 21520

Hospice of Garrett County
P. O. Box 271, Oakland MD 21550
Tel: 1-301-334-5151

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