Howard R. Witt, 90, of Markham Dr. passed away Saturday May 24, 2014 in Gowanda.
He was born April 5, 1924 in Collins, the son of the late Carl and Constance (Howard) Witt.
Howard was married to the former Maureen Haren who predeceased him on June 13, 1981.
He and Carl Robinson owned and operated Witt Anderson Chevrolet Buick in Gowanda for many years. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the US Army.
Witt was a member of the American Legion Post #409 in Gowanda and a past member of the Gowanda VFW Post #5007 and the Slovenian Club. He also was an avid private pi-lot, continuing to fly into his 80s.
He is survived by a daughter Patricia (Roger Ivett) Wasmund of Perryburg, and a grandson James Wasmund. He is also survived by his longtime loving companion Carol Leonard of Collins and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister Dorothy Robinson.
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date and arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda.
Burial with Military honors will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Gowanda.
Memorials may be made to the WNY Diabetes Assoc.