Ben Hittleman, 93, of Delray Beach, FL passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013. He grew up in New Britain and Bristol, CT and lived for many years in West Hartford. He owned the Bristol Spring Manufacturing company that was located in Plainville, CT. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hannah [Rosenblatt] Hittleman, 2 daughters and their husbands, Sandra Myerson and Michael Gailus of Kirkland, WA, Bonnie Hittleman-Lewis and Paul Lewis of West Hartford and son Randie Hittleman of Lake Worth, FL. He was predeceased by his son, Edward Hittleman of Cheshire, CT. He leaves seven grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in the Chapel of Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT. The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday following interment & Thursday at the home of Bonnie & Paul Lewis, 9 Porter Drive, West Hartford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 96011 or www.alz.org ; and/or Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117 or jewishhartford.org; and or Jewish Federation of Palm Beach, 4601 Community Drive, West Palm Beach, Fl 33417 or jewishfederationofpalmbeach.org.