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Michael A. Witek

September 20, 1924 ~ October 16, 2018 (age 94)

East Longmeadow – Michael Anthony Witek, 94, a longtime resident of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 16, 2018 at his home at East Village Place in East Longmeadow. He was born in West Springfield, a son of the late John and Anna (Tanczyk) Witek. Michael served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. Throughout his career, Michael was employed for 42 years with Columbia Manufacturing Company in Westfield as a Press Operator, retiring in 1986. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Madeleine G. (Gelinas) Witek in 2004, whom he enjoyed many wonderful years with. Michael was also predeceased by his five siblings. He is survived by many nieces and nephew and dear friends. Michael was grateful to call East Village Place his home for the past three years and thankful for all the caring staff that made him feel comfortable, independent and at home. All services were private for the family and committal services with Military Honors were held in Hillcrest Park Cemetery in Springfield. Hafey Funeral Service in Springfield was entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the East Village Place Associate Fund,   50 Benton Drive, East Longmeadow, MA 01028-2772 or to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 6307 Springfield, MA 01101.

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