Walter Witter Obituary

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In Memory of

Walter Witter

March 22, 1923 - May 7, 2014
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Walter Witter, 91, of Phoenix, Arizona was surrounded by his loving family when he joined his Heavenly Father on May 7, 2014. Wally was born in Buffalo, New York on March 22, 1923 to Peter and Maryanna Wiktorowski. He was raised in Kenmore, New York during the Great Depression. He joined the Army in 1943, fought in World War II as a member of the 2074 Quartermaster 63rd Group in the Pacific Campaign. He was in New Guinea, Layte, Luzon, and the Air Offensive in Japan. In addition to many other medals, ribbons and awards, Wally was a Purple Heart recipient for injuries he received. When Wally returned from the war, he married his...
Walter Witter, 91, of Phoenix, Arizona was surrounded by his loving family when he joined his Heavenly Father on May 7, 2014.

Wally was born in Buffalo, New York on March 22, 1923 to Peter and Maryanna Wiktorowski.

He was raised in Kenmore, New York during the Great Depression. He joined the Army in 1943, fought in World War II as a member of the 2074 Quartermaster 63rd Group in the Pacific Campaign. He was in New Guinea, Layte, Luzon, and the Air Offensive in Japan.

In addition to many other medals, ribbons and awards, Wally was a Purple Heart recipient for injuries he received.

When Wally returned from the war, he married his eternal companion, Gerry Cameron, in 1946. He was a construction superintendent in both residential and commercial building. He retired and moved to Phoenix in 1981 to be closer to his children.

He had a passion for working with his hands. He built and refinished furniture and tinkered with clocks. He was an avid sportsman. He loved bowling, football, fishing, golfing and baseball. He was a minor league baseball player, being scouted by the Yankees at one time.

Wally is survived by his wife, Gerry, his children; Marcia Mellow, Barbara (David) Kostner, and W. Douglas Witter; his grandchildren Laura (John) Catanzaro, Mark Gebhardt, Carla (Mike) Gebhardt, Nick (Robin) Kostner, and Kira (Dylan) Kostner-Anderson; his great-grandchildren; Kayla Gebhardt, Summer Kostner, Connor and Kyla Anderson. He was the brother of Irene McDonnell, Victor (Dolly), Dick (Nancy), Raymond, Susie Almeter, and brother-in-law of Thomas Guzowski Sr.

He was predeceased by his brothers John, Mike, Leon and Steve, sisters Clara and Pauline and grandson Michael Gebhardt.

Committal Service with Military Honors will be Monday, May 19th, at 10:00 am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona.

Please visit www.carrtenneymortuary to leave condolences and memories to share with the Witter family, thank you.

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