Obituary: Titus E. Witmer, 78, Formerly of Lowville
Published: January 03, 2023
By: Provided by Sundquist
Titus E. Witmer
WATERTOWN - Titus E Witmer,
78, formerly of Lowville,
NY, passed away peacefully on
Sunday, January 1, 2023 at the Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown, NY
with his family by his side.
Titus was born on
November 22, 1944 in Myerstown, PA.
the son of Paul and Irene Witmer. He attended MyerstownMennoniteSchool and at a young
age went to work on the family farm.
He married Eunice
M. Wissler on June 19,
1965. Titus worked as a mechanic for Dutchman Truck Service in Ephrata, PA.
In 1970, he started his own auto repair shop, Bowmansville Auto Shop
located in Bowmansville,
PA. In the fall of 1981,
Titus and his family moved to Lowville,
NY where he opened Dutchman
Auto Service. Locally known as “The Dutchman”, Titus became known as
the mechanic who could find and fix even the most hard
to diagnose problems. He retired from the business in 2009. Titus had
a lifelong passion for all vehicles, he enjoyed going to car shows and
meticulously reading every issue of his Hemmings Motor News subscription.
He loved spending time outdoors and had a strong affection for the winter
season. With an eclectic and varied interest in music, you never knew what
you might find him listening to in the living room or his shop.
Above all else,
he loved spending time with his family; being a husband, father
Titus is survived
by his wife, Eunice Witmer, Lowville; three daughters, Lanette (Ken) Liddiard,
Turin, NY, Kelly (Joe) Bellavance, Brooklyn, CT,
Kimberly (Sanderson) Tattersall, Lisbon, CT; four grandsons, Cory (Lindsey)
Schaab, Lowville, NY, Adam Schaab,
Lowville, NY, Ian and Jacob Tattersall, Lisbon, CT; seven sisters and
one brother, Arlene Martin, Pantego, NC, Ruth (Arthur) Shirk, Robesonia,
PA, John David (Mabel) Witmer, Richland, PA, Dorothy (Richard) Rogers,
Seminole, AL, Sara (Roy) Diem, Spring Grove, PA, Rhoda (Mervin) Martin,
Pelham, GA, Lois (Paul) Miller, Pelham, GA, Eunice Mussleman,
were to be cremated. Calling hours will be on Sunday, January 15th at Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville, NY
from to , with a Memorial Service
to immediately follow with Rev. Evan Zehr,
Titus’s name may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, Central New
York Chapter, PO Box 12226,