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Michael John Wittich
  • 59 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 13, 1957
  • Date of passing: Sep 13, 2016
Let the memory of Michael be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michael Wittich, 59, born on January 13, 1957 and passed away on September 13, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 13th January 2018

"Happy Birthday Mike! Everyday since you have been gone I wish I could go back in time to figure out how things could have gone different so you would still be here with us but I try to remember it was not my call.  You were taken far us/me way too soon.  We celebrated you  today (and waited for today) by ordering Jennifer's wedding dress.  This will be a very exciting year for my family but a bitter sweet one without you. I love you and miss you everyday. The hole that you left in our hearts is way deeper than then you could ever imagine. Love you my friend, my Superman, Trisha"

This tribute was added by Richard Wittich on 13th January 2018

"Happy birthday brother.  Super bowl is just a few weeks won't be the same.  Giants stunk this year!

Love and miss you.

This tribute was added by Jim Wittich on 13th January 2018

"Although I think of you everyday, today is a special day that I will set aside much of the time to remember how much you meant to us all. I wish I could call you to say "Happy Birthday" and hear the new round of jokes and stories while we exchange a few Brooklyn wise-cracks. I miss you Mike. Happy Birthday."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Stone on 6th January 2018

"Hey Uncle Mike,

Seven years ago we received a phone call no one would ever want to receive. Someone tried to take you from us too early. But in true Uncle mike style you stayed strong and fought hard to get back to what  we considered normal lol. It was my pleasure and an honor that you allowed me to be your personal chauffeur, sidekick & coupon queen through that trying time of yours. Those months we spent together were some of the best moments we shared, we formed a bond that no one would ever understand. No one could pelt me in the side of the head with a medicine bottle like you could with a broken arm!

It’s not fair that you aren’t here, maybe I’m selfish but you didn’t deserve anything you have gone through. I miss you every day and love you

Love always,

This tribute was added by Therese Wittich Schoborg on 26th December 2017

"Merry Christmas Mike!  I know this is one of your favorite holidays. Think of you often and miss hearing from you. Love you little brother! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Stone on 18th September 2017

"Well today is my birthday and it was not the same. Although this isn't my first birthday without you here. The first one I was still in shock, now this nightmare is a reality. I really missed your tons of texts & your phone call as well as my junior's cheesecake. I sit here and think about all the birthdays I did get to share with you and the many MANY times you went all out to match the theme of my party that year. You most definitely were able to pull off a coconut bra & hula skirt. I love you and miss you terribly....


This tribute was added by Wesley Wittich on 13th September 2017

"Miss you Mike, particularly your big laugh and mischievous spirit!


This tribute was added by Rita Wittich on 13th September 2017

"Dear Mike,
It is hard to believe that you are gone an entire year. I miss you all the time. I know that if you were still here, you would be helping me and Bobby in the hard times we have been having, You were always special to Bobby. You always were there for him and he sure could use your support now. I feel you are looking out for him. We both miss you.

This tribute was added by helene decamp on 13th September 2017

"Hi Michael,
Well it is official. A whole year has gone by. I went through the first of every occasion without you. It was horrible. I miss you and love you my first friend. Love you always, Helene"

This tribute was added by Jim Wittich on 13th September 2017

"I hope you are at peace, brother. As I am walking around the city I find myself cracking jokes as if I am sharing them with you. Maybe I am - I hope so. I catch people staring at me when I start laughing and that in itself is funny. They just don't get it - but you would. I miss you and your great sense of humor."

This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 13th September 2017

"My Brother, My Friend,
I miss you so much!
Love, Trisha"

This tribute was added by Richard Wittich on 13th September 2017


Well, I just sat here for 30 minutes staring at my screen trying to summon the words to say how much I miss and love you.  As you can see, nothing!  But, within those 30 minutes I remembered all the good times you and I had and how much you mean to me.  Those things cannot be put into words!  And since you are a part of me, you know what I want to say but cannot write.

Love ya.

P.S. - just in case you get internet in heaven!"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Stone on 13th September 2017

"Hey Uncle Mike,

I cannot believe it's been a year since our last goodbye. So much has happened this year that I wish you were a part of. There are so many times that I wanted to pick up the phone and call you about or send a text to get a laugh. You and I had a bond that no one could ever break. I know you are forever in my heart. I keep waiting to wake up from this nightmare of you being gone. I miss you terribly and love you to infinity and beyond.

Buzz & Dan"

This tribute was added by helene decamp on 4th September 2017

"Hi Michael, I have not written since January, yet I speak to you every day.This Labor day weekend was heartbreaking for me. It holds many different sad memories that involve you in one way or the other. 1) My heart was broken by a man I loved more than he loved me and you came to get me and we escaped NYC and took me upstate to Trisha's for the weekend. 2) Losing Dad and his funeral on Labor Day weekend 10 years ago, 3) Flying up the Friday before Labor day weekend and basically not leaving your side at the hospital until you left me on September 13th,for what some say is a better place. I have to believe it because I could not stand to see you sad anymore in this life, nor in pain. I still cannot deal with the fact that you are not physically in my life anymore. You will always be in my thoughts and in my heart but right now, selfishly, it is not enough."

This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 26th August 2017

"Dear Mike,
It was a year ago today when you called to me to tell me you were being admitted into the hospital and then this whole nightmare began.  You knew it was bad but I don't believe you ever imagined it would end the way it did.  You immediately asked me if you could come live with me when you get out because they had already told you it would be a long, tough recovery and without hesitation I said "Yes, of course."  Who could imagine that 18 days later you would be gone. For those who truly loved you and truly cared about you, this changed our lives forever.  Not a single day goes by when I don't think about you and my heart aches every day.  There is a tremendous void in my life and my family's life since you have been gone.  Special events in the Stone family that you missed was when Dan asked Jen for her hand in marriage and just 2 weeks ago we had a huge engagement party to celebrate.  Almost the whole family made it but you and Bob were sorely missing.... On September 13th will mark the a year since you left this earth. I plan on spending the day by myself doing things that we used to love doing together.  Happy Trails my friend!

This tribute was added by Michael E. Wittich on 18th June 2017


Happy Father's Day! It's crazy to imagine you gone. Not a day goes by where Thea and I don't talk about you. Hiking at Bear Mountain not too long ago reminded us of the time we were all there with our pup. He loves it there just the same.

Oh! Stephen King finally made "The Dark Tower" for the big screen.  I trust you will be there when we see it!!

Lots of love,
T, M, & B"

This tribute was added by Richard Wittich on 10th June 2017

"Hey bro, sad news today.

Adam West (Batman) passed away today.  Tell him hello!

Love and miss you!

This tribute was added by Jennifer Stone on 1st May 2017

"Hey Uncle Mike,

Headed on a jet plane with Dan for the week so I wanted to say " May the fourth be with you" miss you terribly and think of your daily. Please be my guardian angel for this trip.

Buzz (& Dan too!)"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Stone on 15th March 2017

"On Monday March 13, you were gone from this earth for 6 whole months. It is absolutely amazing to me how the time has passed and the days have not been easy. However, on that day I will now have a positive memory because Dan got down on one knee and asked for my hand in marriage. I know how much you loved us as a couple as well as individually. You were certainly missed but I most definitely felt you present at the gathering Dan organized to completely surprise me. I love you so much and wish you were here to share this happy time with us. ~Buzz & Dan"

This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 13th March 2017

"I love you....Trisha"

This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 13th March 2017

"Good Evening Mike....
Tonight we celebrated Jennifer & Dan's engagement.... and we missed you horribly....   Dan asked Jennifer to marry him...and of course she said "yes."  We are absolutely thrilled to have Dan as our future son-in-law.  I know how much you loved the both of them.  It is so ironic that just this morning Jennifer and I talked about that you left us just 6 months ago.  Karen, Helene and Liz was here tonight to join us but knew that it was not the same because you were not there to celebrate with us.   "Buzz" wished you were there to help us celebrate. We missed you tonight!!!!  It was crazy cause everyone was wearing the bracelet Jen gave us in memory of you and Tara lost one of your charms from your bracelet...was it a sign???? Love you and miss you every day. My heart beaks everyday.... cause I miss you so much. Love you"

This tribute was added by Therese Wittich Schoborg on 13th March 2017

"Dear Mike:

It has been 6 mos today since we lost you but it feels so much longer.  I took a few minutes and looked over the pictures on this website; some made me sad but so many made me smile!  I think of you often and still miss your silly texts and jokes. The family is not the same without you.  I am comforted that you are no longer in pain and that you are at peace with Mom, Dad and Bob.  Waving to heaven at you little brother!  Love you forever!


This tribute was added by Richard Wittich on 5th February 2017

"Hey Mike,

It is about 1/2 hour until the super bowl and it is not the same without you here.  Sure do miss you!


This tribute was added by Wesley Wittich on 14th January 2017

"Hi Mike,

Yesterday was your birthday and we are all still saddened by your absence.  We miss you very much.  Listening to our brothers and sisters at your memorial and since then, it occurred to me that you were very much the "Big Brother" of the second 5.  Thanks for being there.  Your impact was special and greater than you would probably admit.

Miss you Bro!

This tribute was added by helene decamp on 13th January 2017

"Hi Michael, This is the first time I've written since September. It has just too hard. The holidays hold many memories for me. Family gathering  at my house for all the major holidays until I moved south. I miss that the most since I moved and you always there for just about all of them. I still am struggling with your untimely death. Happy Birthday Roy. Dale is not the same with out you. You took a piece of me with you. Love and miss you more not less each day. Helene"

This tribute was added by Jim Wittich on 13th January 2017

"To my "little" brother with the BIG HEART. Still trying to figure out how to express the feeling of loss I have. Saying "I miss you" is true but inadequate. Wish I could call you to say Happy Birthday. I think of you and Bob every day. Love you,

This tribute was added by Rita Wittich on 13th January 2017

"Dear Mike,

HAPPY big BIRTHDAY. I miss you and love you

This tribute was added by Jennifer Stone on 13th January 2017

"Dear Uncle Mike,

Happy 60th Birthday! As I type that I can hear you say "Wise Guy"
For the past 4 months I have been coming to this page trying to collect my feelings and thoughts in what to type.  The truth is you hear every thought and feeling I have because you are always with me.  To think such a monumental person in my life no longer walks this earth is heartbreaking to me.  We have shared some amazing memories, both when I was a child and even as I was becoming an adult.  Doesn't seem really fair that you aren't here anymore.  The holidays were extremely hard, but we pulled the meal together in your honor knowing that was what you would have wanted.  There is so much I miss about you...

Keep watching over all of us and say hi to Grandma, Grandpa & Uncle Bob for me.

Love you to infinity & beyond


This tribute was added by Michael E. Wittich on 13th January 2017

"Hey Dad!

3 months has gone by very fast. You are very much missed. I would have given you a hard time about today being Friday the 13th on your 60th! And we would have had a good laugh.

We love you very much!

Happy Birthday, Gunslinger!"

This tribute was added by Richard Wittich on 13th January 2017

"Happy birthday brother!

Still grappling with your loss but find comfort in knowing your with Mom, Dad and Bob on your birthday.  Will miss you this super bowl.  It will never be the same.

Love you.

This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 12th January 2017

"Well, all of our talks and planning about Jay and I throwing you a 60th birthday party at your favorite restaurant "Off the Hook", never came to fruition.   I am still so very angry that you are not here with us and how this all played out.  Your life was cut way too short.  My heart aches everyday and I miss you so very much!! Happy Birthday, my friend"  
Love Trisha"

This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 6th January 2017

"Hey.... 6 year ago today your life changed drastically when you were hit by a car driven by a teen who was texting and driving.  It was so horrible how bad you were hurt and how it altered your life.  I will always remember our conversation before you went in for surgery. I am so happy that Jennifer was able to be there for you in your time of need, to be your personal assistant while your were recovering. The bond that you had with her only strengthened and became unforgettable.    I love you and think of you every single day. Trisha"

This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 24th December 2016

"To my brother and my best friend Michael,
Our first Christmas without you!!  At the Stone house our hearts are just broken without you here with us. Jennifer & Jonathan miss the special part Uncle Mike had in their lives.  
Merry Christmas!!!
Love, Trisha, Jay, Jonathan, Jennifer & Dan"

This tribute was added by Therese Wittich Schoborg on 24th December 2016

"Dear Mike:

Merry Christmas in heaven!!  Our first Christmas without you is so sad. I know how much you loved the holidays and you were the life of the party. You were always the first one to call me and I miss hearing from you.  Cheers to you my little brother. You are missed by all of us!!

This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 25th November 2016

"Well, I made it through Thanksgiving without you.  I have so many wonderful memories of all our Thanksgivings together, but the last few years are by far my favorite.  We would have spent the last week talking and preparing how we would make dinner together.  I wasn't so sure I would be able to work through today but with Jennifer, Dan and of course Jonathan's help I made it. You would have been really proud of them. It just wasn't the same without you here with us. You were bigger than life in the kitchen!!!  I struggle everyday knowing that I will never have another holiday with you or never be able to hear your voice on the phone or read a text from you.  I am truly heartbroken and miss you terribly. Love Trisha"

This tribute was added by Rita Wittich on 24th November 2016

"Dear Mike,
today is Thanksgiving. i know that I would have received a call from you today. I will miss your calls on holidays and birthdays. You always called. I have to thank you again for being there for Bob when he needed you the most. I will always remember you as a wonderful man with a BIG BIG heart
Love. Rita.."

This tribute was added by Glee Carvell on 13th November 2016

"Mike has been a part of our family since he was 5 and still is today.  He left us with lots of love, laughs and precious memories.  We may lose our loved ones here, but God gives us the memories to keep them in our hearts.  To all the Wittich family, thank you for sharing your brother/father with us.  I'm so grateful to have met you all at the service.  I felt as though I've known you all these years.  He talked about you all and loved you dearly.  God bless each of you.  Love you Mikey!!!"

This tribute was added by Michael E. Wittich on 9th November 2016


It's been really difficult for me to find words to express how I feel. Not one day has gone by where I don't think about you, and the shock that is felt that you are gone. I'm confident you were able to feel the love that was shared for you on Saturday, as we laid you to rest. It was truly beautiful.

Thea and I will do the best we can to have your grandchildren know the man you were. Whether it be from the values you've taught, the pictures we are saving, or the family we have, you will not be forgotten.

We've got it from here."

This tribute was added by Luanne Bell on 5th November 2016

"Today, in a lovely town in New York, a family laid to rest a brother, best friend, father, uncle, a man who was truly loved.  I had the honor of being amongst those who came to say good-bye to you Mike Whittich.  My memories of you as a child often make me smile.  Each summer I looked forward to your visit - your stay at the house next door.  You provided friendship to a lonely country kid, and I learned all about what it was like to be part of a big family who lived in a big city.  Through our adult years we lost touch, but the memories never faded.  Reconnecting with you years ago brought a new thread to our friendship.  You offered positive solutions to every-day challenges, jokes and laughs and humor that always left we wondering what you would post next, and a friendship that was supportive and true.  When my family needed help the most you stepped forward in a way I will never forget.  You left me in awe that day - that someone would accept me and love me just as I was, and not hesitate in any way to offer assistance.  You told me "a friend is a friend forever", and Mike, that is true. As my friend you are no longer on the Earth, but you are not gone Mike.  And you are my friend forever, waiting in another place.  The love overflowed from that room today, out to a resting place that is shaded and sits atop a lovely hill, with a breathtaking view.  Rest in peace Mike, and know that you were truly and deeply loved by so many.  The smiles and hugs and memories you brought into the lives of so many will never be forgotten, will be forever cherished, and shared time again.  Love you Mike."

This tribute was added by Mary Convy on 5th November 2016

"Uncle Mike was very special to me. He took care of me when I was in the hospital and we always had fun when we went to the movies and hung out. One time on my birthday he sent me 20 birthday cards and everyone was funny. He could always make me laugh, I will miss him.
From, Bob Wittich Jr."

This tribute was added by Mary Convy on 5th November 2016

"Thinking of all of you today and remembering what a wonderful guy Michael was. I always remember how my mother had such a special place in her heart for Michael ever since he was a little boy."

This tribute was added by Patricia Stone on 5th November 2016

"Today is the day we will lay you to your final resting place.  The room will be filled with family and friends gathered to celebrate your life. They will tell stories, speak of your smile and laughter, your genuine bear hugs, how you told the best jokes; of course talk about how much they loved you and many will shed tears.  I only wished you could have felt it while you were here.  I am truly heartbroken that you are gone and now a piece of my heart is missing.  You were my best friend, my protector, my Superman! Our friendship was one of a kind. You made my life richer just by being in it.  As I look forward to a future without you, I will never ever forget the bond that we had.  I will never forget our endless talks on the phone, our walks on the beach, great times Christmas shopping, making Thanksgiving dinners or just spending the day together. Michael the answer to your question “how does my hair look” Well, it looks great!  Nighty-nite my friend, I will miss you terribly.

This tribute was added by Jay Stone on 1st November 2016

"As you know and anyone that knows me I am a very private person. I am in shock and still can't understand how this happened. We were friends for 45 years and have always considered you my best friend. You were always an outspoken person but you were always nice guy with an open heart. A lot of people didn't understand you but I believe that I did. I realized a long time ago that the best way to get along with you was not to judge you and accept you. I never judged you and always accepted you for who you were. There were so many reasons I called you my best friend and one reason was that I knew I could always count on you whenever or wherever I needed. I knew you always had my back and would be there if I needed you. In return I offered the same but I feel I was never as generous as you were to me. I just wish you asked for my help when you needed it the most. We had a great friendship because we didn't judge each other. If anyone tried to judge you I knew you would not accept them into your world. I know all you ever wanted from anyone and everyone was to be accepted. I accepted you for who you were and my family (Patricia, Jennifer, Dan and Jonathan) accepted you and loved you for what you brought to our lives. We were a much happier family because of you. You will truly be missed."

This tribute was added by Nora Wittich on 11th October 2016

"Dear Mike,
You have made a lot of people very sad by your untimely passing.  It is hard to believe it has been  a month. You will always be remembered for you laughter, jokes and could always bring a smile (not to mention a hearty gut busting laugh) to all who knew you.  You are missed and in all of our thoughts and prayers.  Love, Nora"

This tribute was added by Wesley Wittich on 24th September 2016

"Dear Mike,

It has been over a week, and I am still stunned and very saddened by your passing.  You had just turned 10 when I left home at the invitation of our Uncle Sam.  My trips home since then have all seemed too short and much too infrequent.  I remembered you as a fun and mischievous boy, and I grew to know you as a strong, determined and loving man (who still appreciated fun and mischief).  At family gatherings, it was a certainty that you would be at the center of most outbreaks of uproarious laughter.

I am proud of your service with the Army Reserve and fondly remember our visit while you were training in Alabama.  I am especially proud of your service with NYPD wearing our grandfather’s badge number.  I doubt that many people understood the challenge and sacrifice of serving as a police officer back then, and still don’t today.

I will miss your phone calls, emails, and texts with your unique take on current events.  I am thankful we had our Bro Trip 08 and the many family gatherings since then, but I wish I could have one more of your special bear hugs.

Love you Brother,

This tribute was added by Brian Moore on 21st September 2016

""“Dear Uncle Mike,

I am so saddened by your passing and am missing you already.  I can’t help but wish we could hang out “one more time”.   I am thankful I am left with so many good memories.

I am also feeling lucky to have had you in my life and as my Godfather.   Although the distance between NY and VA always presented its challenges, I feel as if you always found a way to stay involved in our lives.  Whether it was you making a trip to VA for birthdays and graduations or our trips to NY for weddings and family reunions, I always knew it would be fun if Uncle Mike was there.  And even as of late, the occasional text message and phone call, not to mention the  annual cheese cake from Junior’s… it always felt as if you were close by.

Although I am feeling sad and confused, the only way I know to move forward is to continue on with a great sense of humor and much kindness, traits I've learned from you.

Nephew Brian”""

This tribute was added by Therese Wittich Schoborg on 21st September 2016


I still cannot wrap my mind around the reality that you are gone. I remember the day you were born.  Ann DaMizzio was babysitting me and Dad came in and told me I had a baby brother.  I was so excited!  I was 4...I cannot believe I can remember that, when I couldn't tell you what I did 2 days ago!

I think I will miss your jokes and laughter the most; all those crazy, funny texts, and your never ending knowledge of TV and movie trivia.  You used to crack me up remembering lines and songs from the shows we watched as kids.  And then the day you dressed up like a woman in curlers, so you could join your sisters while we watched the Cher concert!  You were one funny guy!

You were one of the most thoughtful people I have ever known; always checking on me and how things were going for me.  Thanks for being an awesome brother to me and a loving, caring uncle to my sons.  I hope you are out of pain and finally at peace.  You deserve it.  I loved you so much and I will miss you forever.  

Your loving sister,

This tribute was added by Keightley Amen on 21st September 2016

"Dear Uncle Mike,
I'll never, ever forget how much fun you injected into our family gatherings. Telling hyterical stories from your childhood, goofing off with all the uncles and cousins in the pool, singing that Little Mermaid song... some of the best times ever. You made everyone smile. Thank you for your love for me and my kids over the years. Miss you. xoxo

This tribute was added by Richard Wittich on 21st September 2016


"I have been, and always shall be, your friend."

Miss and love you brother.

This tribute was added by helene decamp on 18th September 2016

"Dear Michael,
I have so much to say but can't find the words. I am heartbroken to say the least. Losing a second brother in a little over 3 years is overwhelming. I am sad that I won't see you again here on earth, Sad that you have not been well for so long, especially these last few years. I know it has limited you in many ways. I will miss you calling or texting me to tell me To Kill a Mockingbird was on TV. I will miss you calling Al to talk baseball or to tell us there was a great movie with Lauren Bacall coming on TMC. You could drive me crazy one minute and crack me up the next. Most of all I will miss you. Boy we have a history and  memories. You will always be Roy and I will always be Dale. Kiss Mom, Dad and Bob for me. Happy Trails to you, until we meet again. Your sister Helene"

This tribute was added by Jim Wittich on 14th September 2016

"Dear Mike,
I am feeling such loss today knowing I will no longer have your fantastic sense of humor, your kind heart and your great laugh in my life. We will all miss you so much.
Your Brother Jim"

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