Terry Elyse Bittker

April 21, 1959 ~ May 25, 2019 (age 60)


Terry Elyse Bittker completed her life peacefully on May 25, 2019 at MedStar Montgomery Hospital in Maryland at the age of 60. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Terry was born on April 21, 1959 in Michigan to Louise and the late James Bittker. Terry had a heart of gold and lived to bring joy to those around her. As a social worker and volunteer, she tirelessly advocated to advance the rights of those with disabilities.
Terry is survived by her mother Louise Bittker; sisters Wendy (Jeffrey) Cossman and Cindy Bittker; four nieces; three grand-nieces and two grandnephews and many many friends.
Her funeral will take place at place at Washington Hebrew Congregation on Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m. Interment Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park, Clarksburg, MD. Shiva will be observed at Wendy and Jeffrey Cossman's home on Tuesday and Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington Society of Jewish Deaf ( or Gallaudet University (

Temple Service

MAY 28. 1:00 PM

Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St. NW
Washington, DC, 20016

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