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GITTERE, Carroll Roberts, II "Bob"

GITTERE - Carroll Roberts, II "Bob" 74, of North East, PA, died surrounded by his loving family on November 20, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, of complications from lung cancer. Bob was born on March 9, 1942 in Buffalo, NY to the late Carroll Roberts and Ruth (Meyer) Gittere. Bob graduated from Cardinal Mindszenty High School in Dunkirk, NY in 1960. He attended Gannon University in Erie, PA, where he belong to both the TKE Fraternity and the ROTC program. He graduated from Gannon in 1964 with a degree in Business Management and then, served his country as a Captain in the United States Army. He completed a tour of duty in Vietnam during 1964-1966, where he was combat wounded and awarded he Purple Heart. After his service, he returned to Buffalo, but would return to the Erie area in 1974 with his family to work at Hammer Mill Papers as their Human Resource Director. He retired from Hammer Mill in 2004. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and belonging to the Big Tree and North East Trap Clubs. He was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church in North East. He is survived by his wife Nancy Gittere of North East and his three children: daughter Margaret Curtis and her husband Chris of Columbus, PA and their two children John and Ellie, daughter Aimee Moore and her husband Dave and three daughters Caitlin, Casey and Caroline of Cincinnati, OH and son Carroll Roberts Gittere III and his wife Jennifer of Charlotte, NC; his brothers William Gittere and wife Kathy of Clarence Center, NY and Paul Gittere and wife Ann of Brentwood, TN; two nieces and a nephews; six stepchildren: Jennifer B. Cortina (Ron), B. Charles Baumann (Michelle), Gary Baumann (Neha), Randall G. Baumann, Amy Baumann, Bryan Bauman (Gretchen); two more grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew. Friends may call at the William D. ELKIN Funeral Home, 65 South Lake St., North East, Friday 6-9 PM and are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11 AM at St. Gregory Church in North East with Full Military Honors. Please send condolences to elkinfh.com.

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