ST. MARYS - Thomas W. Wittman, 82, of 1852 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday (Dec. 31, 2013) at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
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He was born June 5, 1931, in St. Marys, a son of the late William and Philomena Knight Wittman. On Oct. 1, 1955, in St. Marys Church, he married Mary Margaret Wittman, who survives.
Tom was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church. He graduated from St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1949. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Industrial Steel after many years of service and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed hunting, ?shing and carpentry. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife of more than 58 years, Mary Margaret Wittman, he is survived by three sons, Robert "Egg" Wittman and his wife Sylvia "Cookie" of St. Marys, Jerome (Sara) Wittman of Weedville and Alex "Fred" Wittman of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Willis (Heather) Wittman, Krista Wittman and Jesse Wittman; one great-grandson due in February; and one sister, Rosemary (James) Fritz of St. Marys.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard "Dick" Wittman on Jan. 21, 2010. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Willis Wittman; and a sister, Aurelia Luhr.
There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, with the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery. A military service will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Mays.
In lieu of ?owers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pluta Cancer Center, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14623.
Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com
Lynch-Green Funeral Home Inc.
151 North Michael Street St. Marys, PA 15857
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10, 2014