Alvin Witten

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GASTONIA - Alvin Edward Witten, 91, passed away Oct. 10, 2012.

A native of Gaston County, he was born Feb. 14, 1921.

In addition to his parents, Jack and Marie Witten, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Ernest Witten.

Alvin was an alumnus of N.C. State University, class of '42, civil engineering and served in the US Navy as a lieutenant in WWII.
Starting Witten Lum-ber Co. in 1951 with his father, Alvin served as president for more than 50 years. Among his other accomplishments, he served as president of Temple Emanuel, Gastonia B'nai Brith, Salvation Army, Gaston Civitan Club, Carolina Building Dealers Association, and a Governor of the N.C. Jewish Home.
He was an avid reader, and voracious history buff, who loved to travel to England. His business was his passion, as well as his extreme kindness to various charities. His generosity was felt around the world.

Survivors include his two sons, Erik and wife, Christie Witten, and Daniel and wife, Robin Witten; brother, Floyd and wife, Irith Witten; grandson, Adam and wife, Nicole Witten; granddaughter, Rebecca Witten; and nieces and nephews.

The service will be conducted by Dr. Charlie Brown, Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel.

Burial will follow at Hebrew Cemetery, Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Temple Emanuel, 320 S. South St., Gastonia, NC 28052 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Witten family.
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 12, 2012
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