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Edward Paul Witt
Edward Paul Witt, age 90, of Metamora, Ohio, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Tuesday morning, September 20, 2016, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania . He was born July 2, 1926 in Adrian, Michigan to Francis Xavier and Elizabeth (Dickerson) Witt. Edward worked for the Jeep Corporation for 40 years, retiring in 1991.
A devout Catholic, Edward was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Assumption. His daily routine was reading the newspaper and drinking coffee. He cut and sold wood and loved his cats. On a nice day, you would often find Edward sitting outdoors in his chair near the road greeting all the passersby's coming in and out of town with a friendly wave and a genuine smile. That will be greatly missed by many!
Left to cherish Edward's memory are his children, Diane (Don) Taylor, Timothy Witt, Dan (Deb) Witt, Christopher (Dawn) Witt and Marissa Witt; grandchildren, Tamara Frosch, Barb (Doug) Rusin, Michelle (Chad) Cleland, Andrea Taylor, Mary Pat "Trish" (Grant) Smith, Henry Witt, Jerry Bingham, Mark Bingham, John Bingham, Timothy McLaughlin, Andy McLaughlin, Jason Witt, Shane Witt, Landon Witt, Matthew Witt, Jessica Witt, Jennifer Witt, and CJ Witt ; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Samuel and William Witt; sisters, Betty Coss and Margarette Braun; several nieces and nephews; and of course his cats, Tom and Sophie.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Sue McLaughlin; sisters, Mary Miller and Helen Franklin; and brothers, James, Charles, Robert and Raymond Witt.
Family and friends may visit Friday, September 23rd, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora (419.644.3601), where a Vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church.
Residence: Metamora, Ohio
Visitation: Friday, September 23rd from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora
Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, September 24th at 12:00 pm (Noon) at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery
Our deepest sympathy to the Witt family. Sandy and John
Sandy and John HUdik Sep 29 2016 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.
Jo Oliver Sep 23 2016 12:00 AM
You folks don't know me, but I wanted to tell you - you have no idea how many times this gentleman sitting out in front of his house waving and smiling at everyone who drove by brightened my day! I would look for him anytime I had to come to Metamora to go to the doctor. He always made me smile.
Margie Seeman Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM
In this sad moment, I want to share one of the funniest memories of my life because Grandpa made it happen. Michelle (about 4-5) and I (about 10) were riding bikes with Grandpa in front of the old Metamora firehouse one day - when it was still a firehouse. Grandpa had a habit of clicking his dentures and playing with the upper plate a lot. As he was doing this, Mic noticed, and Grandpa showed her how he could get his teeth out and put them back. She worked so hard trying to get hers out, too, but just couldn't. So he showed her again - and she tried harder. After a little bit of this back and forth, Grandpa rode away laughing, and I about fell over in giggles. I think it was a whole day later and after a lot more trying that Mic asked why Grandpa could do that and she couldn't. No one else could've gotten a little girl to try to pull her teeth just to put them back! He was awesome, and I feel for you especially Uncles and Mom. Prayers for you, and thanks to God that Grandpa is home.
Barbara Rusin Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM
Marissa and family, Ed will be missed by so many people. He was such a caring and loving man. I had the pleasure of knowing him many years ago by growing up in Metamora and always seeing him smile and wave to everyone and anyone and then by being his waitress for over 3 years. I loved all his stories and his smile was just plain contagious. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who knew this kind man, especially his family.
Kristin Angel Sep 20 2016 12:00 AM
You are my father-in-law, but I feel that we have always had a father/daughter relationship. I thank you so much for that gift you gave me 26 years ago and all the memories. I love you!
Dawn Witt Sep 20 2016 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. I am really happy to have known Ed. He will be greatly missed. Sending prayers for all your family for peace & comfort.
Peggy Dunnett Sep 20 2016 12:00 AM
So very sorry to here of Ed's passing. His smile will be missed by many. He was a very kind hearted man. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Jim Lumbrezer Sep 20 2016 12:00 AM