John J. Witkowski, 67, a lifelong resident of Newark, passed away Wednesday December 3, 2014.
Mr. Witkowski was an Industrial Engineer for 32 years, retiring from Alcatel (formerly AT&T and Lucent Technologies) in Basking Ridge six years ago. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, and as a young man he achieved Eagle Scout status. He was Parish Treasurer and Head Lector of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Newark. He was a volunteer for the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Mr. Witkowski is survived by his wife Helen (nee Jack), daughters Lynn Hamfeldt and her husband Art, Patty Tevletidis and her husband Jordan, sisters Margaret Bryan, Mary Houck, Juliana Ligatich, Katherine Decker, brother Joseph Witkowski, grandchildren Katie, Sara, Simon, and Johnny and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John A. and Katherine (nee Polesnak) Witkowski.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NJIT, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102.
Funeral 8:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Newark. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. Visitation Sunday 2-6 pm.
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