Stephen M. Witizen

US FlagStephen M. Witizen, 70, formerly of Mahanoy City and Drums, passed away early Sunday morning at ManorCare Health Services, Pottsville.

Born in New York City, he was a son of the late Stephen Witizen Sr.

He was a 1963 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School.

Steve was a decorated Navy veteran during the Vietnam era. He was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and was a member of the American Legion Post, Freeland.

He worked at Dorr-Oliver, the Tobyhanna Army Depot and at Union Carbide, N.J., as a machinist. He was also a truck driver for Barletta Trucking and a bus driver for Luzerne/Carbon Trans System and Hazle Public Transportation before retiring.

Steve is survived by several cousins in Connecticut, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family at a later date. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Stephen M. Witizen Has 2 Condolences Posted:

  1. Daniel Werner says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Steve was a great guy. We shared the same interests, and often spent time talking with one another about cars and motorcycles during his stay at Manor Care. I will miss Steve. Anyone that knew him, knew that he had a good heart. May God bless your family as you all heal from the loss of your loved one.

  2. John & nancy ward says:

    Cannot believe Steve is gone! We just saw him at Manor Care a few weeks ago and he was laughing and smiling talking to us! We are so sorry for your loss! Steve was a good friend and grew up with John! We will miss him!