Walter Witek

Obituary of Walter W. Witek

Walter W. "Wally" Witek, age 89, of Mt. Pleasant Township died Monday, September 27, 2021, in Excela Health-Frick Hospital, surrounded by his family. Mr. Witek was born October 28, 1931, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Shea Witek. He was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church. Wally was a 1951 graduate of the former Hurst High School and then attended Memphis State College on a football scholarship. He played 3rd base in Amarillo, TX for the AmJets in 1954 and 1955 and was later pursued by the Red Sox, Phillies, Pirates and Dodger's organizations to play 3rd base. Wally spent 4 years in the Air Force as Sargeant 1st class, serving in the Korean Conflict. Wally was a self-employed barber in Hecla. He had also worked for Permali and Volkwagon. Wally was an officer for the Hecla Volunteer Fire Department and retired as a Mt. Pleasant Township Supervisor. He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Agnes Zemba Witek, his daughter, Teresa Dennison, his granddaughters, Danielle (George) Eicher and their son, Austin and Dominique (Jeremy) Stoner and their daughter, Lilly. Wally is also survived by his sister, Josephine (John) Cernuska, his brother, Edward (Leona) Witek and by his brother-in-law, John R. “Gumps” Kaputa. In addition to his parents, Wally was preceded in death by his first wife, MaryAnn Kontir Witek, his son, Bruce W. Witek and by his brother and sisters, Joseph Witek, Alice Welc, Helen Witek, and Joann Kaputa. Family and friends are invited to attend Wally’s Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11 AM in Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery in Trauger. To offer an online condolence please visit our website at


11:00 am
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Visitation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church
740 Walnut Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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