John Witkowski


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
T.S. Purta Funeral Home
690 County Route#1
Pine Island, New York, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Holy Cross Church
626 County Route 22
Middletown, New York, United States


12:45 pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
St. Stanislaus Cemetery
17 Pulaski Highway
Pine Island, New York, United States

Obituary of John Witkowski

John Witkowski, 90, a lifelong resident of the area passed away at Park Manor Rehabilitation on Friday, March 1, 2024.  He was the son of the late Frances Costic Witkowski and Edward Witkowski.  He was married to his loving wife, Marlene for 69 years.


He is survived by his wife, Marlene Brooks Witkowski; son, David Witkowski and wife Roseanne; daughter, Linda Spence and husband Warren; daughter, Jo-Ann Green; 4 Grandchildren, Nathanael Spence, Lorissa Witkowski Fitzsimmons, Michelle Witkowski Hearn and Kaitlin Green; 4 Great-grandchildren, Michael Fitzsimmons, Isabella Fitzsimmons, Hailey Hearn and Hudson Hearn; and his sister, Mary Demko.


He was predeceased by her sister, Catherine Wieboldt.


John grew up on a dairy farm in Slate Hill, NY.  He worked as a home builder, and constructed many homes in his business, W&K Builders.  John retired from Minisink Valley Central School as a maintenance worker.  He loved to hunt and watch nature programs on tv.  John was a member of the Greenville Sports Club and he was an honorary member of the Slate Hill Fire Company, receiving Fireman of the Year in 1981.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 5th from 4-7pm at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969.


A funeral mass will be held 11 AM on Wednesday, March 6th at Holy Cross Church, 626 County Road 22, Middletown, NY 10940.


Burial will be held in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, 17 Pulaski Highway, Pine Island, NY 10969.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Slate Hill Fire Company, PO Box 3, Slate Hill, NY 10973 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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