Gary Donovan Bitterolf sadly passed away Thursday, April 7, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 23, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. to Albrecht H. Bitterolf and Mabel E. Severns. He married his sweetheart Faith L. Kneeland on October 23, 1964, in Eagle Rock, California.
When you’re in the service of your fellow beings, you are ultimately in the service of God. When one thinks of service, Gary Bitterolf comes to mind. He gave service to his country for three years while in the Army. He was an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department for 31 years while in service to his community. He selflessly volunteered many hours at the LDS Cannery in Cedar City along with his involvement in the Homeowners Association as he served his neighbors. He served his family and friends continuously and was ready to give a helping hand wherever he was and whenever he could. Whether he was at home or on the road he gave service to anyone he felt was in need. No one was a stranger.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Faith L. Kneeland Bitterolf; his brother, Kenneth W. Bitterolf and his sister Diana Bitterolf Davidson along with brothers-in-law, Steve and Bruce Kneeland and sister-in-law Judy Gubler. He is also survived by his daughter, Erin M. Bitterolf and his sons, Eric K. (Stefanie) Bitterolf and Kenneth A. Bitterolf. He leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Tyler, Ashlyn, and Kaylee Bitterolf and Jonathan Uribe, and many beloved nieces and nephews, as well as his many, many wonderful friends.
- Monday, April 11, 2016, at 1 pm in the Mesa Hills Ward Chapel, 1925 W. 320 South, Cedar City, Utah
- Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church
- Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary
Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.