In memory of
Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bittel Jr.
Thomas Richard ""Tommy"" Bittel, Jr. went to be with his heavenly father on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. He was 39 years old, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Harahan, LA. During his life Tommy held many jobs learning something new with each endeavor. His first job was at Burger King when he was only fifteen and most recently he worked for Mediation Restoration, but his true love was working offshore where he received many awards and commendations. Tommy was an organ donor, giving the gift of life to others and their families. Beloved husband of Colleen Bittel. Son of Elizabeth ""Betty"" Foti Bittel and the late Thomas R. ""Big Thom, Tommy"" Bittel. Brother of the late Marc C. Bittel. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Tommy was loved by all and will be sorely missed. ""Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. LOVE leaves a memory no one can steal."" Our family would like to thank all the prayer groups and people who prayed for Tommy during his time of need, also the doctors, nurses and staff at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, main campus, the first responders in Harahan and the LOPA staff for the care given to our beloved Tommy. Most of all we have to thank Our Lord Jesus Christ for guiding each one of us every day. The Lord has blessed us with many angels that he has already called home and now he needed Lil' Tommy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral. Visitation at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, LA on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. with Words of Remembrance at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 12:00 noon. A Celebration of Tommy's life will then follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 300 Oak St., Harahan, LA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tommy's name to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, 68190 Highway 190 Service Road, Covington, LA 70433. Arrangements by L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home. To share memories or condolences visit www.muhleisen.com
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