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Obituaries: Richard J. Bittles, Jr.

August 18, 2018

September 7, 1964 – August 15, 2018
New Windsor, NY

Richard “Rich” J. Bittles, Jr. of New Windsor, NY entered into eternal rest on August 15, 2018 at Vassar Bros. Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. He was 53 years old.

The son of Richard J. Bittles, Sr. and Suzanne M. (Fracasse) Bittles, Rich was born on September 7, 1964 in Manhattan, NY.

Rich was a member of Local 3 IBEW and a retired Fire Fighter with FDNY Ladder 50 in the Bronx, NY.

A family statement reads: “Throughout Rich’s life he was always there to help the kids with their sports. Rich was truly a selfless person, always putting others before himself. He loved to ride his motorcycle, lay on the beach, play golf, and he loved his children and grandchildren more than anything. Oh and we can’t forget those lotto numbers, if he knew you he definitely played your birthday at some point. ” Life’s a beach” and he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Rich is survived by his sons: Robert J. Bittles and his wife Olivia and Richard J. Bittles, III; and his daughter: Courtney L. Bittles and her fiancée’ Jeremy; his grandchildren: Charlotte and Maddox; his brother: James A. Bittles and his wife Sylvia; their children James, Christopher, and Amanda; and his sister: Jennifer A. (Bittles) Doyle and her husband Kevin and their children Ryan and Brendan; the mother of his children, Kathleen Bittles; and his loving companion Rosemary Souchu Corrado.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 19th at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 20th at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Cremation will follow at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Rich’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to


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