Donald H. (Don) Witman

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Donald H. (Don) Witman


     Donald H. “Don" Witman, 84 of Leola entered into rest on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Lancashire Hall. He was the loving husband of Phyllis J. Miller Witman and they just recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 12.

     Born in Leola, he was the son of the late Lincoln and Ida Witman.

     Don was a member of Pilgrim Bible Church in New Holland.

     He is also survived by 3 sons: Peter of Leola, Patrick (husband of Virginia Beatty) of Narvon and Philip (husband of Gina Shreiner) of Brownstown; 3 granddaughters and 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Fay Marvel; and a brother, Lincoln Witman Jr. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Foltz, and a brother, William Witman.

     Don is best known for operating Don's News Centre for many years. Many long time Leola residents fondly remember stopping there for their morning paper, lottery tickets, or just some friendly conversation. If you didn't pick up your paper there, you may remember him from delivering newspapers throughout the Leola area for over 50 years! More recently he was a cashier at Sharp Shopper, Leola.

     Don enjoyed watching the Phillies and Eagles, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with his wife and doing word puzzles. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

     The funeral will be at Noon, Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main St., Leola.  Visitation: 11 a.m. – Noon.  Interment: Zeltenreich Cemetery, New Holland. Kindly omit flowers. Memorials welcomed to: Alzheimer's Assoc., 2595 Interstate Dr., Ste 100, Harrisburg PA  17110-9378.

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