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Brian J. Wittig, of Newtown, PA died on Dec. 29, 2011.

He was the beloved husband of Eileen (nee Quinter), son of Herman Wittig and the late Doris DuBois Wittig. He was the loving father of Brian H. Wittig, Kevin Wittig, Rene Wittig Burns (Stephen), Christopher Wittig and grandson Cameron Wittig. He was the brother of Cathy Wittig (Larry Waldman), Thomas Wittig (Geralyn) Karen Wittig (Donna MacLeod), and Jeanne Vanrell (Jason).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Monday, January 2, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954, and to participate in his Funeral Mass, 10:00 AM, on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at The Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940.

His interment will follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, 1215 Super Highway Langhorne, PA 19047.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Eastern PA Down Syndrome Center, www.epdsc.net, 6900 Hamilton BLVD., P.O. Box 60 Trexlertown, PA 18087.

Viewing Monday, January 2, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954.
January 03 2012 - 10:00 am
Church of St. Andrew
81 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Our Lady of Grace Cemetery
1215 Super Highway, Langhorne, PA 19047
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On March 24th, 2012 at 10:40 am, Mark Bolton wrote...

As a fellow Cooper Lighting alumni - I always found my time with Brian enjoyable, with many laughs included. He helped me in my early development as a Regional Manager. Like many others in the guest book he was also a mentor to me.
Being on the West Coast meant we only saw each other a few times a year. While it has been almost 3 months sine his passing I wanted to reach out and say God Bless the Wittig family and may Brian rest in peace.


On January 17th, 2012 at 06:37 am, Mark & Jennifer Hoben wrote...

Dear Wittig Family,
Our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
We have known Brian for over 28 years and have valued his friendship enormously. Brians presence in the lighting industry will be greatly missed.
Mark & Jennifer


On January 16th, 2012 at 06:00 pm, Tim O'Brien wrote...

I was so sad to hear of your loss. Brian was all class and he sure did love his family. You are in our hearts and prayers.


On January 10th, 2012 at 04:04 pm, Ed and Kathy Kivitz wrote...

Eileen, We were on vacation and just got back and found about about Brian's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. We will be in touch.


On January 10th, 2012 at 04:00 pm, Denise Ringler (Kivitz) wrote...

Eileen: I was so sorry to hear about Brian. He was one of the Ridley guys that I really liked and admired. Ed and Brian went back a long way. I can still see Brian on the alter with Ed and the other cronies supporting Ed while I was walking up the aisle to marry Ed. I thought of you and Brian often. You and your family are in my prayers. Denise


On January 09th, 2012 at 06:30 pm, Marita Sullivan wrote...

Eileen & family,
I have fond memories of meeting the Wittig clan at Karen & Donna's wedding weekend two years ago. And especially playing golf with you, Ron and Jan Young. Your husband was quite the gentleman! May you find comfort in sharing memories and being with your family.


On January 09th, 2012 at 10:05 am, Stephanie & Wayne Asciolla wrote...

After attending mass this past weekend Wayne and I read the news about your loss. We are so sad to hear about Brian. Although, I never had the opportunity to be in Brian's company I can remember how Eileen always smiled at the mention of his name. Our prayers and blessings go out to all of you.

Many blessings to you and your family,
Stephanie, Wayne, Stephen, Katrina (Asciolla)Hunt & Tim Hunt


On January 04th, 2012 at 10:09 pm, Greg Horn wrote...

Please accept my condolences. Brian was both a mentor and a friend. I will be eternally grateful and indebted for the support he has given me over the years. He will be missed by many.


On January 04th, 2012 at 10:03 am, Denise Ringler Kivitz wrote...

Dear Eileen: I was saddened to hear of your loss. Once Ed Kivitz and I separated I lost contact with a lot of old friends but thought of Brian often. Brian was one of the Ridley guys that I really liked and admired. Ed and Brian went way back. I can still, to this day, see Brian standing on the alter supporting Ed along with their other cronnies as I walked up the aisle to marry Ed. My prayers are with you and your family. Denise


On January 03rd, 2012 at 02:33 pm, D.J. Ziobro wrote...

Brian was an inspiring mentor to me in my early days in the lighting industry & I will always be grateful for his advice, encouragement, and sponsorship. I always viewed him like E.F. Hutton, when Brian spoke, everyone was listening.

May peace be with you.


On January 03rd, 2012 at 10:41 am, Brad Telias wrote...

Brian was a first class gentleman in every way and treated others with respect and kindness. He will be missed. Had the pleasure of working together with him in the lighting industry and will always remember his interest in the Hebrew language. So, we say to his family and friends, Alav Hashalom -- May he rest in peace.


On January 03rd, 2012 at 09:15 am, Brian Fox wrote...

Eileen,and Family ,Please know that your husband,and father was truly one of the great individuals that many in our industry could call friend.I am a better person for having the honor of knowing Brian ,and calling him a friend.You will be in my thoughts and prayers


On January 03rd, 2012 at 07:39 am, Ted Konnerth wrote...

Eileen, I was shocked to hear the news of the loss of Brian. I am so sorry for you and your family. Brian was such a wonderful person; kind, gracious, brilliant, charming. He was a pleasure to work with throughout our mutual Cooper days, but far more than that Brian was a friend and devoted family man who was admired by those who were lucky enough to have met him.
I found out too late to be there with you today, but your loss is shared by many; especially me.
Ted Konnerth


On January 03rd, 2012 at 07:22 am, Bob & Chris Krass wrote...

Dear Eileen and Family
We were so saddened by the news of Brian. We heard he was 'sick' but didn't realize the truth of it, which we will always regret. Some of our best days were with the Michigan State Soccer Families. We looked so forward to meeting up with all the out-of-state families to cheer our sons on and most importantly hanging with Brian and Eileen. Without you Brian and Eileen, it was never the same.....there were so many great soccer games to cheer, fun golf games, pub crawls, and tailgate parties that are so memorable to us because of you! It is so hard to believe he is gone..... The love and pride Brian showed for you, his family, will always remain in our hearts as a reminder of the person he is and we strive to be. He was a fun, loving, generous, proud, good man that we will miss. Our prayers will be for you...and that the love he has for you will bring you peace.


On January 03rd, 2012 at 06:44 am, Tammy Bode wrote...

This world is a better place because you were in it Brian. Cooper Lighting was also a better place when you were here and we still miss you! My deepest sympathies to the entire Wittig family! May you find some comfort in the days to come knowing that Brian was loved and respected by so many!


On January 03rd, 2012 at 06:17 am, Robert Krass wrote...

Dear Wittig Family,

Our hearts are with you with the loss of such a great person. We can only be thankful for having the opportunity to have had our connection through MSU soccer. Brian touched our hearts and has left an everlasting mark in our families lives. We will miss him but won;t ever forget him!

Love Always,
The Krass Family


On January 02nd, 2012 at 04:36 pm, Bonnie Hallisey wrote...

Such a handsome, charming, vivacious presence! The world will miss Brian's dynamic and gracious character. In our brief yet memorable meeting of the Wittigs at Karen & Donna's wedding, we were touched by the love and loyalty of your family. May the caring so apparent amongst you all be a support through this terrible loss.
Sincerely, Bonnie Hallisey & Leah Schatzberg


On January 02nd, 2012 at 02:57 pm, Rita & Jeff Herington wrote...

Tom, Geralyn and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Jeff and I are thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers.


On January 02nd, 2012 at 02:50 pm, Art & Suzanne Langlais wrote...

Dear Wittig Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family! I know Brian was very much looking forward to his daughters wedding this summer, and he always bragged about Eileen being better at golf than him - he joked that he was the one that should be hitting from the red tees! I know he will be greatly missed, our deepest sympathies on your loss.


On January 02nd, 2012 at 01:40 pm, Kerri Grawe wrote...

Dear Wittig Family,

I worked with Brian at Juno Lighting and has was truly one of the kindest men I have ever met. I live in Davidson, NC and we enjoyed talking about furniture buying trips to my state. I hope the many happy memories of him bring peace and comfort to your family during this difficult time.

Fondly,
Kerri


On January 02nd, 2012 at 01:39 pm, Phil Acone wrote...

Dear Eileen and Family,
I am deeply touched by the loss of Brian, who was my boss, friend and mentor. He was a man of great generosity. I will never forget the wonderful conversations, time spent working together, the meals and laughter that we shared. Please know that he will remain in my thoughts and memories as a great man and friend.
Sincerely,
Phil Acone


On January 02nd, 2012 at 01:38 pm, Tammy Bode wrote...

This world is a better place because you were in it Brian. Cooper Lighting lost you a while ago, but some of us still remember the good times. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Wittig family in these next few days and the many days to come. May you find peace in knowing that he brought joy to so many others. RIP Brian


On January 02nd, 2012 at 12:56 pm, John Kraft wrote...

Brian was my friend, classmate, housemate for 2 years in the 70's, and someone that I always admired for his intelligence, sincerity, initiative, work ethic and ironic sense of humor. We fell out of touch due to geography and the way life just seems to intervene over time. I regret that and wish it had been otherwise. Rest in peace, old friend.


On January 02nd, 2012 at 11:00 am, Cheryl (Jefremow) Geiser wrote...

My deepest sympathy to the the Wittig family. My prayers are thoughts are with you. May God give you the strength to get through this.

Sincerely,
Cheryl Geiser


On January 02nd, 2012 at 10:52 am, Warren Davis wrote...

All of the Davis family will miss Brian. He was a gentleman and one of the nicest people we have ever known. I know all of the Mustang soccer family will truly miss Brian and he will be in our prayers.


On January 02nd, 2012 at 07:03 am, Ed Gibson wrote...

Eileen and family,

I am so sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.

Warm regards,
Ed


On January 02nd, 2012 at 05:33 am, Rob and Barbara Rappold wrote...

We will always remember the first time we met Brian and Eileen. They were gracious enough to meet us in Harrisburg when we drove our daughter Juli from West Virginia to spend a few days with Chris and his family. We were instantly taken by Brian's warm and caring demeanor. We would see Brian and Eileen at WVU soccer games and hear about their extensive travels to see as many matches as possible, with two collegiate players at different universities. His pride in his family was very evident. We have heard that his reputation in his buisness is legendary. We are so saddened by Brian's passing and will keep Eileen, Chris and the Wittig familiy very close in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep you at this most difficult time.

Rob and Barbara Rappold


On January 01st, 2012 at 05:54 pm, Angie Schemberg wrote...

Dear Eileen,
Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss…my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.


On January 01st, 2012 at 05:18 pm, Terry Smeraglio wrote...

Dear Eileen and Family:
I just arrived home from Mass this evening and was so shocked and sadden to hear Brian's name. I am so very sorry and keeping you and your family in my prayers. May your faith and wonderful memories bring you comfort during this very difficult time. With love and prayers, Terry


On January 01st, 2012 at 02:54 pm, Rodney And Jennifer Jenkins wrote...

We were very sorry to hear the bad news. It was always nice to bump into Brian at industry events and talk about our families.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May Brian rest in peace.


On January 01st, 2012 at 10:23 am, Dawn Borusky wrote...

Dear Rene and family -
Please know how very sorry I am to hear of your dad's passing. May the love of your family and friends support and comfort you during this difficult time. Your "ER family" is here to help in any way possible. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers.
With my sincerest sympathy-
Dawn


On January 01st, 2012 at 09:26 am, Ronnie & Bob Koslosky wrote...

Dear Eileen, Brian, Kevin, Rene, and Chris: Our families spent many wonderful times on the sidelines of soccer games at YMS, Notre Dame High School, and Delco. Brian was always a gentleman, cordial, polite, and endearing. We cherish the memories we have of him and your entire family. We hope it helps in a small way to know that many people care about all of you and were touched by knowing such a wonderful man.


On January 01st, 2012 at 08:36 am, Anonymous wrote...

Rest in peace my old Friend.


On December 31st, 2011 at 11:23 pm, Becky Rainer wrote...

I have known Brian since the early 1980s working with him at Cooper Lighting. I had the upmost respect for him and our industry will feel his lost. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family.


On December 31st, 2011 at 06:31 pm, Robert S. Kimball wrote...

Eileen, We have known Brian for over thirty years starting with a visit to Vicksburg, MS in 1981. The fondest memory is having my family and office staff at our house waiting for Brian to arrive from Boston with a case of live lobsters for dinner. As usual the flights got tangled and instead of a 5:30 arrival I picked Brian up at almost 10:00 P.M. We sat down to eat at 11:00 p.m. Still one of the best meals we ever had. I got to know Brian and will tell you there was not a prouder husband, father, and grandfather. He will forever be remembered as someone that all us would be proud to have known.
Are blessings for you and the Wittig family,

Robert S and Margaret L Kimball


On December 31st, 2011 at 03:01 pm, Colin Raws wrote...

Kevin and Wittig Family. The memories of your father on the sideline cheering us on with only positive and inspirational words for us will never be forgotten. I look back on those days as some of my favorite and am glad I was able to share them with your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Love,
Colin


On December 31st, 2011 at 01:56 pm, Rob Spilatore wrote...

Dear Eileen and Family,

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Brian. He was a good manager and mentor to me at Cooper Lighting. He spoke proudly of his family, and encouraged me to make time for family during my hectic work life. He will be mised. Rest in Peace.
Rob and Laurie Spilatore


On December 31st, 2011 at 12:43 pm, Sero and Carry Cardamone wrote...

Dear Wittig Family,

We are sorry for your loss! Brian was much more than a mentor to me in my professional development. More importantly, he was a role model in the importance of family. He was an effective teacher in this regard as he taught through living. I am so grateful to him for being such a great example of what it means to be a husband, father, and friend.

We love Brian and he will be missed!


On December 31st, 2011 at 11:14 am, Tracey wrote...

Karen,
thinking of you and your family...
Wishing everlasting peace for Brian...
with love,
Tracey


On December 31st, 2011 at 08:10 am, Jan Swallow wrote...

Eileen & family,
Ron & I are so glad to have met Brian during Karen & Donna's wedding weekend two years ago.
You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Regards,
Jan Swallow & Ron Young


On December 31st, 2011 at 07:57 am, Roy Weintraub wrote...

Dear Eileen and Family
Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your entire family. Brian was a dear friend and truly respected by all in the lighting community. He will be severely missed.Esther and I will always cherish the time we spent with both of you in Hawaii.May God Bless your entire family throughout this difficult time.

Roy Weintraub


On December 31st, 2011 at 07:27 am, Kim Daley wrote...

Dear Wittig Family -

Brian was my supervisor at Cooper Lighting and I could not have asked for a better mentor. He cared about his employess as individuals, challenged us,and proved that it was possible to have balance between family and work. Many will mourn his death and I will always remember what a true gentleman he was. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Warm regards,
Kim Daley


On December 30th, 2011 at 07:13 pm, Edward O'Brien wrote...

Dear Herman and the entire Wittig family, please accept my heartfelt condolences to you all. This has taken us all by storm as we were not aware that Brian was facing this life threatening challenge.
Certainly I will mourn his loss and want to convey my deep sadness to Eileen, Brian, Kevin, Rene, and Christopher. What a sad event to lose such a wonderful husband and father.
The year 2011 has been a rough one for our entire family.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers, Ed


On December 30th, 2011 at 04:24 pm, Mike Naylor wrote...

Brian was a friend and mentor to me at Cooper Lighting. I always admired his professionalism and ability to inspire others by his own example. I'm truly saddened by his loss and pray that his memory will continue to live in the many he touched.


On December 30th, 2011 at 03:59 pm, Geoffrey Marlow wrote...

Eileen and family,

Many of us who worked with Brian heard him speak with enthusiasm, pride, support, and commitment about each of you throughout the years. Though I was a professional associate and not family in a literal sense, Brian's commitment to my development (and that of many others) was much the same: steadfast, encouraging, and with a parental pride in our evolving accomplishments.

As our careers took us in different directions, Brian remained connected and interested. Most recently, he spoke of how important it was to have each of you doing so well. And he relished his role as grandfather.

Know that Brian's contributions were meaningful to many and that the legacy of those connections remains in our thoughts and in our lives.

I am sorry that he left so soon.

Geoffrey Marlow


On December 30th, 2011 at 03:25 pm, Dave Jockenhoefer wrote...

Dear Wittig family: I would like to convey my deepest sympathy for your loss. Brian was an outstanding gentleman whom I have know for many years as a business associate and fellow recreational golfer. My best and fondest memories were of our golf trips to Myrtle Beach. We travel through life and hope to meet good people like Brian that make a positive impression on others and he did do this for me. I'll miss him and say prayers for his soul and for his family. God Bless Brian.


On December 30th, 2011 at 12:53 pm, Michael O'Ryan wrote...

Dear Eileen & Family,
I am very saddened with the news of Brians passing. I consider Brian a friend and have always respected him as a devoted family man. I appreciate all that Brian did for our agency King Lighting and will always be indebted to him for taking a chance on our small agency in 1996 as the AVP at Cooper Lighting. I pray that during the coming days and beyond you will feel the warmth of God's embrace and comfort.
Mike & Kris O'Ryan


On December 30th, 2011 at 11:00 am, Rob and Amy Pugliano wrote...

Eileen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brian was a very special man. I have known Brian for close to 30 years and I don't know of anyone that I admire and respect more than he. He was much more than a business associate he was a true friend.


On December 30th, 2011 at 10:15 am, John Benoist wrote...

I am a friend of Kevin's from Michigan State Soccer. I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Stay strong and know that the Michigan State Soccer Family is thinking about you!


On December 30th, 2011 at 09:08 am, Jeff Krass wrote...

Dear Wittig Family,

I'm so sorry to hear the sad sad news and want to send my thoughts and prayers to you all. Mr. Wittig was an AMAZING man that I was so proud and fortunate to have known. I'll never forget him. He will be missed. I'll cherish all the
wonderful Spartan memories we all shared!

Love,
Jeff


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