Witt, George , 1931 - 2013|
George "Red" Witt, longtime Laguna Beach resident, died Jan. 30, 2013 after battling cancer with bravery, good humor, and grace. George enlisted in the Marines during the Korean War, and about that time his great pitching arm was discovered, leading him ultimately to pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they won the 1960 World Series.
George later earned a Masters Degree at Cal State Long Beach, and went on to a successful teaching career at Tustin High School where he met his future wife, Ellen. After retiring from teaching, George discovered his love of singing, and he sang in South Coast Singers, the InSpirit Church Gratitude Choir, and the San Clemente Choral Society. His joyful exuberance and his beautiful voice will be greatly missed.
George is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Ellen, and his children, Linda Webb and Mike Witt, along with his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Donations in George Witt's memory may be made to The Humane Society.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Saturday Feb. 9 at InSpirit Church: 25782 Obrero Drive, Unit D, Mission Viejo, Ca, 92691.
Published in Orange County Register from Feb. 5 to Feb. 8, 2013