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VIDEO: Tribute to Little Silver's Jon Bitman

A friend and teammate of Councilman Jon Bitman, who died Tuesday after an almost two-year battle with cancer, created a moving tribute to his fellow Croc.

Little Silver's Jon Bitman, , wore a lot of different hats.

He was a husband, a dad and a councilman. He served on the town's planning board, the high school's education foundation and supported the Special Olympics.

But he was also a good friend to his fellow teammates on the Crocs softball team, which gives the over-40 set an outlet to compete and bond both on and off the field.

"He was loved by so many," Bitman's friend and teammate John Pouso told Patch in an e-mail Wednesday.

Pouso created and shared with Patch a video tribute to Bitman that captures the team's friendship that goes way beyond the softball field.

liz connor mazzucca September 05, 2012 at 06:39 PM
beautiful tribute to a beautiful man, father, husband, sibling, and my friend of many years. his laughter, good nature, and good advice will be missed. let his legacy live on in his wonderful family whom he cherished so much~jon, you did a great job with your girls. God rest your soul. liz
Susan Endler September 06, 2012 at 02:02 AM
It is hard to believe that Jon is gone! I watched the beautiful video and it is unbelievable. I have had the pleasure of knowing Jon for more than 30 years and have loved him from the first time Dale introduced us. I will never forget the laughter, life and love of Jon. May he rest in peace. Susan Endler
Don September 06, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Very nice tribute.
Olivia Leone September 28, 2012 at 04:48 AM
He was an amazing father, husband, brother and uncle. He was the life of the party and made anyone smile or even shed tears from laughter. I will always remember the amazing memories of uncle Jon and will never forget them! rest in peace. -Olivia

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