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Herman Jozep Witjes, 81, from the Town of Niagara, was called to his heavenly home on December 3, 2017 at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence. Born in Heerlen, Holland, on June 20,1936, Herman came to the United States on May 5, 1955.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served from 1959 to 1962. Herman was employed as a technician at the former Bell Aerospace, and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Bergholz.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne (Myers) Witjes; daughters, Lori (Robert) Cammarata of Newfane, NY, and Michele Elliott of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Maureen Elliott, Derek (Megan) Cammarata, Corrin Elliott, and Michael (Brooke) Cammarata; great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents; brothers, Bernard Witjes of Australia, Hans Witjes of Tacoma, Washington, and Ernst Witjes of Heerlen, Holland; and a sister, Minnie Batson Witjes of Tacoma, Washington.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. James Lutheran Church, corner Niagara Road and Rohr Street, (Bergholz) in Wheatfield on Saturday, December 9th, at 11 AM, with the Rev. Dan Tabor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church, or the American Lung Association. Arrangements were with the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME.
Published on December 5, 2017
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