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Joseph Bittker

Joseph Bittker, 90, of New York City and Del Mar, California, died on 19 May 2022.

Joseph Bittker of New York City and Del Mar, California died on Thursday, May 19, 2022 after a year-long illness. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 10, 1932. He graduated from Detroit College of Law, but never practiced law. Instead, he joined the family business and with his brother grew it into a multi-national corporation. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Joseph was a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deanna, son and daughter-in law Brian and Janice Bittker, son Stuart Bittker and granddaughter Candace and her husband Michael Parker.

Joseph and Deanna travelled the world and lived in Japan and St. Barth. They made the decision to leave Michigan and permanently reside in New York and California in 2014. But, his heart always stayed with Temple Israel in West Bloomfield Michigan. His father had been a founding member of the congregation and he continued to generously support the Temple throughout his life. He further supported causes dear to his heart including UNICEF and the United Negro College Fund.

There will be a private burial at sea in San Diego with military honors, followed by a welcoming of friends to their home. The date will be announced.

There will also be a memorial “Celebration of Life” in New York City, date to be announced.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Joseph Bittker may do so by making a contribution to:

Temple Israel
Morris and Esther Bittker Picnic Fund
5725 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
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