Obituary: John A. Wittig of Shelton

John A. Wittig of Shelton, died Tuesday Oct. 11 at Einstein Medical Center, Montgomery, PA following an illness. His wife was the former Mary Fulton who died in 1995.

Born in Waymart, PA, John was the son of the late LeRoy and Mary Elizabeth Enslin Wittig. He was a hard working man dedicated to his family and friends. He spent much of his time during his youth working on the family farm. He had worked in communications for the local telephone company after serving in the Korean War for the U.S. Army. Upon marrying Mary Fulton they moved to Shelton, where John worked at Avco Lycoming Engine Plant until retirement.

John was a beloved father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, gardening, and working on his farm during retirement.

He is survived by his son John and his wife Mary Ellen of Harleysville, PA; grandchildren Matthew, Melissa, and Kathryn; a sister Blanche Kobeski of New Jersey; several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by brothers Walter and Martin Wittig; sisters Dora Ryan and Lorraine Lee.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 12 noon in the James Wilson Funeral Home 143 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel.

Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment, East Canaan Cemetery, S. Canaan, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at

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