Gerry Witter

Obituary of Gerry Witter

Geraldine L. Witter Allegany, NY Geraldine L. Witter of Allegany, passed away Monday (January 13, 2020) at the Olean General Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born September 1, 1927 in Ischua, she was the daughter of Otto and Nellie Cole Everetts. On April 8, 1950 at the former First Methodist Church in Olean she married Robert J. Witter who predeceased her April 8, 2008. Gerry first began employment at the former Norton's Pharmacy from 1944 to 1953 and later for the former Salvan's Dry Cleaners, both in Olean. She enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family, as well as spending time with her grandchildren. She also liked board games, playing cards, and in her earlier years, enjoyed bowling in women's and mixed doubles leagues. Surviving are a daughter Ellen (Stanley) Kosinski of Olean; a son Jeffery (Kimberly) Witter of Allegany; 6 grandchildren Cheri (Jim Brisson) Machen, Robert (Kara) Kosinski, Beth (Brian) Buzzendore, Kaytie (John) Bennett, Bradley Witter and Jessica Shaffer; 5 great-grandchildren Shawn Machen, Teagan Kosinski, Ty Kosinski, Johnathon Buzzendore and Brady Buzzendore; 1 brother Hazen Everetts of Olean; several nieces and nephews and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Charles and Rosie Witter of Portville. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a brother Gerald Everetts and 3 sisters Hazel Everetts, Dorothy Moyer and Frances Greener. The family will be present to receive friends on Saturday (January 25, 2020) from 11am to 12:30pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. A remembrance service will begin at 12:30pm in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Hinsdale Cemetery, Olean. Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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