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George A. Wittland Jr.

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George A. Wittland Jr. Obituary
George A. Wittland, Jr.

AGE: 91 • Wilmington

George A. Wittland, Jr., 91 of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly at home on Monday, November 21, 2016.

He was born in Wilmington, son of the late George and Anne (Sakal) Wittland. He was a graduate of St. Elizabeth High School and was a long time parishioner of the Church. George served in the US Navy during WWII. He participated in the D-Day invasion in France and received the Croix de Guerre for bravery.

Upon his discharge, George returned home to complete his apprenticeship as a 1st class machinist. He enjoyed a career with the Speakman Company until his retirement in 1987.

George enjoyed woodworking and making model airplanes out of soda cans; and he would always go out of his way to help his neighbors.

George was the oldest of 5 children. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul and Charles Wittland.

He is survived by his sisters, Mary Anne Tjaden and Carolyn Szumowski; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Doherty Funeral Home, Wilmington, DE 19808. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, George's family suggests making contributions to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, PO Box 352, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2016
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