HARMONY, Pa. — Gene C. Wittenmeyer, 87, of Harmony, Pennsylvania, passed away after a long illness Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 while under the care of the Community Living Center at VA Butler Healthcare.

He was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Columbus to the late George and Nellie Lowe Wittenmeyer and was brother of the late James Wittenmeyer and Dorothy Jackson.

Gene proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 – 1955 and received seven medals for service. He retired from PPG Industries after 44 years. He was also a Mason for over 50 years in his hometown of Mount Vernon and was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Reformed Church in Zelienople.

Gene married his loving wife, Jean Warman Wittenmeyer, on May 9, 1954 and they celebrated 65 years together this year. He was the father of Dale (Ruth) Wittenmeyer of Apollo, PA, Karen (Ron) Martin and Kathy (Mike) Bucci, both of Harmony PA. Gene was the grandfather of Sam Bucci who preceded him in death, Jennifer Bucci and Emily (Stephen) Bendig.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Peter’s Reformed Church, Zelienople, PA, with Pastor Sam Boos, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made in Gene’s honor to St. Peter’s Reformed Church, 320 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA, 16063.

 

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