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Westchester Native, Harrison High Class of '45, Korean Vet, John P. Witzel, 90

John Witzel served in the Korean War.
John Witzel served in the Korean War. Photo Credit: Contributed

John P. Witzel of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 1.

John was born in Manhattan on Dec. 6, 1928 and later moved to Harrison. He attended Harrison High School, graduating in the class of 1945, and continued on to Columbia University where he graduated in 1949.

John served overseas during the Korean War and, upon return home, he worked for the Bendix Corporation and later in the family business, Witzel Brothers Inc. John was musically gifted and played the piano, organ and accordion.

John was predeceased by his parents, George M. Witzel and Lillian Beck Witzel, and his brother, George P. Witzel. John is survived by his three nieces: Linda Witzel Dougherty of Feura Bush, NY; Dawn Witzel of Saint David’s, PA; and Candee Witzel Conyers of Franklin, MA.

John’s family would like to thank the Rev. Dr. Douglas Gerdts and his congregation at the First & Central Presbyterian Church for their incredible kindness. John’s family would also like to thank the staff and residents of the Ingleside Home for their care and friendship.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. Visit McCrery and Harra Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. for information.

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