John Bitticks

Obituary of John Bitticks

John Edmond Bitticks, age 81, passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents John Claude Bitticks and Mildred Lovette Bitticks (neé DesLandes), his sisters Sydney Ruth Mounsey and Vena Grace Russell, and his brother Carl Eugene Bitticks. He is survived by his wife Rose Bitticks (neé Mariscal); his children Janice Pastrana (Carlos Pastrana, deceased), Jeffrey Bitticks (Margie Gallego), Jennifer Bitticks (Matt Porco), Jeannette Munoz (Bradley Page) and James Bitticks (Annie Sleger); his grandchildren Chris Padilla, Nicky Padilla, Esme Bitticks, Ethan Bitticks, Kathryn Munoz, and Evan Page; and his brother Jerry Bitticks.

John was born in El Paso, TX, where he served in the Army National Guard. He made his home in southern Arizona for the past 46 years. John was an avid sports fan, participating in and coaching youth football and basketball.

John was the beloved husband of Rose for 39 years. He was a devoted and nurturing husband  and father, touching the many lives around him. John was known for his generosity, empathy, thoughtfulness, quick wit, fantastic sense of humor, and unforgettable laugh. He instilled his love of learning and laughter in his children. John will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.