RALEIGH - Richard David Bitner, 65, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. A memorial service was conducted Thursday, Feb. 22, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Millbrook Road.

He was the current president of the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society.

Surviving: his wife, Molly Bitner; son, Scott Bitner of Warren, Ohio; daughters, Dee Bitner and Kari Boles, both of Raleigh, Heidi Chriscoe of Youngsville; sister, Reta Bates of Massillon, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richard D. Bitner Benevolent Fund, P. O. Box 17188, Raleigh, NC 27619.