The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 17, 2014

Richard J. Witt


Star Beacon

EL PASO, Texas — Richard John Witt, age 95, of El Paso, Texas, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014.

Born July 4, 1918, in Geneva, he was the son of Caroline (Fanslau) and John Witt. He was a graduate of Geneva High School and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

Richard retired in 1974 as an accountant for the Army Air Force Exchange Service.

He is survived by his son, Richard E. Witt, of Washington, D.C.; brother, Walter Witt of Geneva; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Witt; and brother, Edwin Witt.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 18th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio. A Graveside Service will be held 12 p.m., Thursday, June 19th, at Evergreen Cemetery in Geneva with Pastor Jonathan Schroeder, of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Geneva, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 2800 Pershing Dr., El Paso, Texas 79902.

Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.