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John Joseph Witkowski

1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
John Joseph Witkowski Obituary
JOHN WITKOWSKI John Joseph Witkowski, of Las Vegas, a veteran of the U.S. Army, went to be with our Lord Thursday, June 26, 2014. Carolyn, his loving wife of more than 52 years, and his daughter, Sheri, were by his side. Born March 27, 1924, to the late Jan and Anna Witkowski, Polish immigrants, in Fall River, Mass., John spent his early years attending St. Stanislaus Parochial School and B.M.C. Durfee High School. He joined the U.S.Army Air Corps, and was awarded a Purple Heart and other designations. Following his honorable discharge, John enrolled at Boston University and earned his BS degree in BA. In 1962, he relocated to Las Vegas and was employed in the accounting field, ultimately with the Clark County School District, one of the largest school districts in the Country. When John retired in 1986, his position was that of director of accounting. He and his wife truly enjoyed traveling around the world, and they did quite a lot of it, especially cruising. John was very active in youth sports, working with young boys in Pop Warner football, officiating football and basketball at high schools and middle schools. He was active with many organizations and formerly served as director and/or officer of the Polish American Social Club of Las Vegas, Silver State Schools Credit Union, and he held memberships in National Football Foundation, Southern Nevada Officials Association, Heritage Sqaure HOA and many others. John served as state commander of the Polish American Veterans of Massachusetts, commissioner of officials for the Southern Nevada Officials Association and most recently was inducted into the CCSD Coaches Hall of Fame. John was also instrumental in the establishment of credit unions in Poland. John is survived by his wife, Carolyn A (Frain) Hunt Witkowski; daughters, Sheri A Witkowski, Las Vegas, Diane Sparks of Massachusetts, Joan Adams of New York and Janet Maloney of Rhode Island; sons, John J. Witkowski of New Jersey and Barry W. Hunt of Henderson; 19 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many granddogs. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, with funeral Mass following, both at St. Viator Catholic Community, 2461 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas. Casual reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the Nevada SPCA nevadaspca.org or Nathan Adelson Hospice nah.org Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. handled arrangements.
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