David Wichtowski

David L. Wichtowski

1941 - 2011

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David L. Wichtowski Pine City: Age 69, passed away at his home, on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, with his loving family by his side. David was born September 6, 1941 a son of the late Walter A. and Evelyn (Hakes) Wichtowski. He is also predeceased by his brother Arthur Wichtowski and brothers-in-law, John and Joe Clune. David is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marianne Clune Wichtowski; son and daughter-in-law, Michael A. and Melissa Wichtowski, with children Andrew and Allyson; daughter Michelle A. Wichtowski; sister and brother-in-law, Judith A. A'Hearn-Crossman and Bert Crossman; sister-in-law Carol Wichtowski, all of Elmira; brother-in-law Paul F. Clune of Dallas TX; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his trusted and faithful dog "Raven". David was a proud U S Marine Corps veteran, serving his country from 1958-1962. He started his career with NYS Corrections as a Corrections Officer in 1966. While with state corrections David attended night school at Elmira College earning his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice in 1978. He became a Corrections Counselor in the mid 1980's and retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility in August of 2000 with nearly 35 years of state service. An avid outdoorsman, David enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. He also had a membership with The Downtown Health Club, working out every day, up until the last few months. David helped form the Southport Drainage Committee, to address issues dealing with Seeley Creek. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 and a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, August 5, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Military honors will be held outside of the church immediately following the mass. Interment will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery on Monday, August 8, 2011. Those wishing may remember David with a donation to either, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830, or Holy Family Catholic Schools, 1012 Davis Street, Elmira NY 14901. David's family thanks Southern Tier Hospice, for their care and kindness over the past several months.
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Friday
5
August

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 5, 2011
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
Saturday
6
August

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Saturday, August 6, 2011
St. Mary's Church
224 Franklin St
Elmira, New York, United States
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Monday
8
August

Interment at: St. Peter And Paul's Cemetery

12:00 pm
Monday, August 8, 2011
St. Peter And Paul's Cemetery
623 Franklin Street
Elmira, New York, United States