Let the memory of Robert be with us forever
  • 68 years old
  • Born on December 16, 1944 .
  • Passed away on July 10, 2013 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Robert Wittich, 68, born on December 16, 1944 and passed away on July 10, 2013. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Michael Wittich on 16th December 2015
Happy Birthday in Heaven Bob. Miss you everyday. The thought of you makes me smile. A sad smile sometimes. But a smile none the less. Loveya Happy Trails.
Posted by Tony Mastellone on 16th December 2015
Happy Birthday in heaven,Bob. I remember rolling down the hills of LeMoyne with you to catch the green hats we bought for the pep rally that no one liked but you & me. Miss you very much.
Posted by Patricia Stone on 16th December 2015
Happy Birthday.... Miss you every single day.
Posted by Linda Wittich on 16th December 2015
Thinking of you on your birthday and remembering the good times.
Posted by Therese Wittich Schoborg on 16th December 2015
Bob, I wish you knew how much you were missed. As time goes on, I think of you more with a smile rather than tears of sadness. I remember your laugh most of all, and the hugs you gave always left me feeling loved and comforted. Happy Birthday in heaven!! Love you forever!
Posted by Richard Wittich on 12th December 2015
Happy Early Birthday brother...love and miss you! Will be thinking of you all week, especially Wednesday!
Posted by Laura Bartels on 12th July 2015
Two years have not lessened the loss we feel. With all our love to Rita and Bobby. Laura and Bob
Posted by Helene Decamp on 11th July 2015
Well Bob, it is hard to believe it is 2 years. I think of you daily, particularly the first 2 weeks of July. The time I spent with you during those 2 plus weeks weighs heavy on my heart. Yet, I still smile at the thought of you and will have a lifetime of memories that I have had with you. I will miss you all my life.
Posted by Heather Cramp on 10th July 2015
Bob, you have not been forgotten 'down under' either. Thankfully, we have many great memories. Rod and Heather
Posted by Bill White on 10th July 2015
Mr. W, Years may pass but my memories of the times with you, Mrs W and Bob are with me forever. I miss our conversations and laughing with you. You will always be my role model and friend. Eternal peace KT. We love you, Bill, Nicole, Kayla, Aiden
Posted by Therese Wittich Schoborg on 10th July 2015
Bob: I heard an expression lately that the loss of a sibling is particularly difficult because your parents represent your past and your children your future but your sibling represents you present. Our present was forever changed when you left us. But our future will be filled with wonderful memories of your love, wisdom and strength. Love & miss you!
Posted by Patricia Stone on 10th July 2015
Well Bob, the Stone family has decided to take your lead in "giving back in life." We took the day and volunteered to work hard for "free." Something you gave to all of us in you wonderful but short life. We will do this every year as a family in memory of you. Instead of whistling while we worked we talked about you and shared fond memories of what a great man you are. I know you are watching over us because I feel your presence on a daily basis. I still drive with your noodle!!!! We miss you so very much and will love you always.
Posted by Michael Wittich on 10th July 2015
2 years down the road. Think of you every day. Love you.
Posted by Tony Mastellone on 10th July 2015
Daily I say hello to Bob in heaven. I miss him very much. A great friend whom I always considered a part of my family.
Posted by Jim Wittich on 10th July 2015
I, too, think of you every day. While walking around NYC, I always find myself wondering what you would think of all the changes: new buildings, pedestrian walkways; the ubiquitous cellphones; Citibike!; and, of course the politics. I pass places we had been together and pause to remember. Then there are the old streets that I don't think I ever walked on before and I wonder if you walked there. I try to "see" the changes for you - I hope you "see" me. Miss you Bob.
Posted by Mike Denesha on 10th July 2015
Bob, your were always a special friend and one that will always be cherished as I think about those whom I call "friend." Our visits were always special and filled with laughs, good conversations and downright hilarity at times. You will always remain in our hears and our minds. We miss you my friend.
Posted by Richard Wittich on 9th July 2015
Bob, Miss you bro! Think of you all the time. Love Rich
Posted by Rita Wittich on 9th July 2015
Bob, I have a hard time realizing that you have been gone for two years. It seems like yesterday that we were together. There are so many things that I want to tell you and share with you. There are so many things I need you to help me with. There isn't a day that I don't think about you, miss you and talk to you. Oh how I wish you were still here with me. I love you. Rita
Posted by Patricia Stone on 7th May 2015
I can't believe it has been 2 years now since your horror began. Time seems to pass by so very quickly. Not much has changed for me because I think about you and miss you everyday. When things just don't seem right I can hear your voice reassuring me and guiding me in the right direction. I can feel your presence and protection in my life everyday. You were truly an amazing brother! Love You!!!!!!
Posted by Donald Cassano on 18th December 2014
Happy Birthday Bob, Always know that people think about you and that you are missed. Thanks again for inviting me down for Spring Training. It was something that I always wanted to see.
Posted by Therese Wittich Schoborg on 16th December 2014
Happy Birthday Bob! You are still missed by so many. Your name comes up often in conversation, usually followed by smiles and laughter, and yes, some tears. Over this summer, I was diagnosed with stage one lung cancer, had lung surgery and lucky for me, it did not spread so no further treatment was needed. It was a miracle it was found. All along that frightening journey, I knew I had a guardian angel on my shoulder and I knew it was you; guiding me while I made difficult decisions, giving me the strength to do what I needed to do and helping me not be so damn scared. Just like you did all my life. Thanks for being the awesome man, husband, father, brother, and friend that you were; you left us all with so many wonderful memories. Love you forever dear brother. Tee
Posted by Rita Wittich on 16th December 2014
Dear Bob, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Today would have been your 70th. Maybe we would have had a big party. Bobby and I celebrated for you by having lunch at the club. The sky was very blue and the weather was great. I know you would have loved it. I can't even put into words how much I miss you---everyday,all the time, 24/7. I love you and always will. Rita
Posted by Patricia Stone on 16th December 2014
Happy Birthday Bob !!! I think about you everyday and miss you terribly. To every life you have touched, you were bigger than life. My thoughts are with Rita and Bobby as they continue to figure out their lives without you.
Posted by Richard Wittich on 16th December 2014
Happy Birthday Bob! Miss and love you. I uploaded a birthday card photo for you!
Posted by Michael Wittich on 16th December 2014
Happy Birthday Bob! Miss you every day.
Posted by Wayne Ferbert on 16th December 2014
I only knew Bob for about 10 years but he was always full of life. I enjoyed our golf outings in Florida. I miss him every time I am in Florida. I know that he and Carlo are enjoying good food and wine in heaven! Love, Wayne and Linda Ferbert
Posted by Tony Mastellone on 16th December 2014
I remembered & wished him a Happy Birthday in heaven to a great friend whom I miss very much. We had a special friendship- more like a brother. God bless his family & Merry Christmas.
Posted by Laura Bartels on 16th December 2014
With loving memory to our dear dear friend. We miss you terribly. With our deepest love we think of Rita and Bobby. Love, Laura and Bob
Posted by Heather Cramp on 16th December 2014
Missed but not forgotten by those 'downunder' who have raised a glass to you tonight. Love from Rod, Heather, Melanie, Scott and Stacey.
Posted by Jim Wittich on 11th July 2014
To my Big Brother, You would be proud of how your family and friends have come together over the last year to remember you and honor you; how they have all shown support and love for your family. Of course, as my Big Brother, I have many fond memories of times we shared. With less than 6 years separating us in age, I can remember you as a teenager, full of life - smart, funny, always leading. As an adult leading the way for us all. We shared many times together later in life. While we attended St. John's U - me an undergraduate while you were in the law school; later as parents, struggling with all of the issues of raising children and keeping families together; then as business partners for more than a decade; and always as friends. I miss you and think of you every day. I am sorry you suffered and mourn for all that we have lost when you left us. Sleep well bro. Jim
Posted by Rita Wittich on 10th July 2014
To my dearest Bob, You left us a year ago. Sometimes it feels like yesterday and sometimes it feels like forever. I am heartbroken that you had to suffer so much. I know that you, the most beautiful, kind, loving, funny intelligent man, still live in my heart. You would be humbled to read the beautiful way your loving family and friends speak of you and remember you. You were larger than life and had a lasting positive impact on so many lives. I will miss you and love you forever. To all of our family and friends, I thank you for the wonderful outpouring of love and support, and for sharing your special love and memories of Bob in your tributes to him. Bob loved you all dearly. Rita
Posted by Helene Decamp on 10th July 2014
I find it so hard to believe that it my brother is gone a whole year. I am truly at a loss for words. My heart is broken and I miss him so very much. As most people know I was with him the last 3 days of his life. It was heartbreaking because I knew that the end was nearing but I did my best to comfort him and Rita during that time. I was honored to be there. I will also miss the sound his laughter, his sense of humor, his great knowledge of many things that that he was always willing to share, I just plain miss him. Rita and Bobby, always know I am here for you. Love Helene
Posted by Karen Horan on 10th July 2014
"So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty." Haniel Long You and your family and our family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace!
Posted by Sandy And Bob Schneider on 10th July 2014
Although we were in Bob's company only a few times and knew him briefly here at PGA, we remember him as a friendly, warm, cordial and out-going man, husband and father. We are so sorry that his life was cut short in the prime of his retirement, fun years. We continue to "watch over" Rita here at PGA and keep her and Bobby in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Bob.
Posted by Gail Dylewski on 10th July 2014
"Gone but never forgotten....your spirit, your love, your essence for life will live on not only in our hearts, but in Bobby Jr. ..."
Posted by Don Sullivan on 10th July 2014
The Israelis like to describe themselves as “Sabra” - the Hebrew word for “cactus.” They think of themselves, like the cactus, as tough and prickly on the outside, but soft, tender, even sweet on the inside. That’s how I remember Bob. Time and again he would throw himself into causes great and small, stick his neck out for the sake of a grand principle, or simply an overlooked person in need – then make a self-deprecating aside in mockery of his own earnestness. Often this would come as a slow-motion wink, as if to say “I know what I’m saying sounds like baloney, but isn’t this great fun?” He never mistook his adversary for his enemy, never let principled struggle devolve into personal animosity. He was the embodiment of Shakespeare’s description of good advocates of all kinds, who “fight tooth and nail in court but eat and drink as friends.” Bob took important things seriously, but never himself. He had the wit to put blowhards in their place, the awareness to recognize a person’s unspoken suffering, the strength to help someone in need, and the generosity to make it seem a small thing. He had the ability to help us find the best in ourselves - and then give us the credit. To him, “the least of my brethren” was not a vague concept - it was how he lived his life. We are all better for his having touched our lives. Goodbye, old friend.
Posted by Bill White on 10th July 2014
Mr. W, One year has passed absent of stimulating, entertaining, and enlightening conversations with you (always accompanied by your great chuckle and smile that I can picture in my mind right now). May God bless the Wittich family, Rita, and Bobby and you will be forever missed, never forgotten, and loved always. We Love You (King Turkey), Bill, Nicole, Kayla, Aiden White
Posted by Wayne Ferbert on 10th July 2014
Bob was such a dear friend to the Colaianni family. He is so missed. And he was always so generous to me - always taking me to play golf when I visited Florida. He is so very missed by all of us - and his loving family Rita and Bob jr. I remember him today with a very fond heart.
Posted by Mary Convy on 10th July 2014
Those we love don't go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed and very near.
Posted by Richard Wittich on 10th July 2014
Bob, Hard to believe it has been a year. Even harder to find the words to say how much I miss you and love you. Love Rich
Posted by Therese Wittich Schoborg on 10th July 2014
Bob, I am still sad that you are not here with us. I try to keep some happy memories close to my heart, like when I was visiting you in the hospital and some traveling musicians came by your room. They played 'Sunny Side of the Street' and I can still see you smiling and bobbing your head to the music. That memory, and so many others, makes me smile through my sadness. Thank you for all the love you gave me and the happiness you brought to all those that still love you!!
Posted by Wesley Wittich on 10th July 2014
Miss you Bob. Think of you often and am happy for the time we had together. Will remember you always as "the Big Brother", setting the example of love and courage, even in your most difficult final days. Love, Wes
Posted by Estelle Froman on 9th July 2014
I often drive on Kilmer Road and passing the house reminds me of happy times gone by. It all seems so long ago. Hugs.
Posted by Laura Bartels on 9th July 2014
After knowing Bob for 45 years, it is with tremendous sadness and heavy hearts that we think of him with great love. His support in times of need, his sense of humor and teasing as well as his counsel are forever gone, but not forgotten. To Rita and Bobby we send our love and support as we mark his passing one year ago. With much love, Laura and Bob Bartels
Posted by Jonathan Stone on 9th July 2014
To my Pool Buddy, When I was in Florida in May I sent you (and all my grandparents) a Mickey Mouse balloon (look at the picture). I wrote a special message on it to say I wish you were here. I hope you got it. Now that it is summer and I am in the pool I think about all the fun we had. I remember all the times you spent playing with me, talking on the phone and making me feel special. I miss you!! Love, Jonathan
Posted by Patricia Stone on 9th July 2014
Remembering the Life, Remembering the Love... Today marks the anniversary of a true loss, but each memory honors once again such a special life (written by Hallmark). When I think of Anniversaries I think of happy times with parties, fun and celebrations. Never did I think I would be remembering this day with such sadness. Your life was cut way too short and for that I am extremely angry. My heart is broken because you are not with us anymore. Every day I close my eyes and think about you and even though it makes me sad somehow I see your smile and hear you laugh and it makes everything okay. You touched my life in a very special way and were a true inspiration to me and my family. I know you are watching over us and will keep us safe. Big brother, I miss you and love you.
Posted by Jennifer Stone on 9th July 2014
Words cannot even begin to describe how I feel with your anniversary quickly approaching us. Although I know you aren't here in the physical world (which really stinks in my opinion) I feel you every day guiding me through the obstacles of a day I have had to face this past year. I miss being able to call you and get your input on different situations but the truth is, you have been there in my mind and especially my heart. You were an amazing role model, and excellent joke teller, and most importantly my handsome and intelligent uncle. The fact that you tricked your brothers & two nephews into shaving their heads when you knew deep down you weren't going to lose your hair, gives you the title of my favorite. You and I had a memorable conversation the last day I saw you and when I have a down day, I replay that moment in my mind and I smile. You were truly one of a kind and I will never forget you. I love you so much Uncle Bob, and miss you terribly. This world isn't the same without you.
Posted by Jennifer Stone on 9th July 2014
I had the opportunity to participate in a Relay for Life event a few weeks ago. It is truly an amazing time to pay tribute to ones we have lost and the caregivers that supported them as well. As hard as it was to write out the bag to pay tribute to my Uncle Bob, once I saw it illuminated I truly felt like he was there with me. I attached pictures in the gallery for anyone who wants to take a look. Love you Uncle Bob, keep watching over me.
Posted by Patricia Stone on 4th July 2014
A year ago last night I saw and spoke to you for the last time. Even though you were in so much pain you smiled and told me to take care of myself and my family. Then with tears in your beautiful blue eyes you said that you loved me. You had said it to me so many times before but this time I knew it would be for the last time. I talk about you all the time to any and everyone who will listen. When I speak of you it brings a smile to my face. I remind my kids what a great man you were. I remind them how you lived your life with confidence, respect, wisdom and compassion. I truly hate that this has happened to you and that you suffered. Your life was cut way too short. I am so heart broken that you are not with us anymore. I think about you everyday and miss you terribly.
Posted by Tony Mastellone on 29th June 2014
The last time we saw Bob was in the hospital on June 28th,2013. He was in severe discomfort, But had that great smile & gave us his familiar wink as we left. A true friend since Brooklyn Prep & LeMoyne, I always considered him as family. Miss him very much & wish Rita & Bobby strength & courage in their daily life.

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