Russell L. Witt Jr., 72, of Cogan Station, died Friday Dec. 6, 2013, at his home.
Born Feb. 9, 1941, in Salem, Va., he was the son of the late Russell L. Sr. and Gernie (Simmons) Witt. He married Judy F. Witt in February of 1959 and celebrated 55 years of marriage this year.
Russell worked as an electrician for most of his life, retiring from Williamsport Electric. He was a member of the Turkey Federation and Electrical Union. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Russell is survived by five children, Teresa (Randal) Green of Muscatine, Iowa, Julie Rossman of Jersey Shore, Lindsey Witt Sr. of Cogan Station, Lynnette Witt of Dover, and Russell Lee Witt of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six brothers; and one sister.
He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Joline Witt, sister Dorothy Witt, and son-in-law Sterling Rossman Jr.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Russell's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18740.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.