Robert Wittman

Obituary of Robert H. Wittman

Mr. Robert H. Wittman (Jesse), 58, of Marcy, passed away after a long illness, on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Robert was born in Utica, on October 6, 1962, the son of Robert and Louise (Gill) Wittman. He was raised in Deerfield, attended St. Peter’s grade school, Deerfield elementary and was a 1980 graduate of Whitesboro High School. He continued his education at MVCC where he received his realtor License and Utica College. On August 10, 1996, Jesse married his best friend, Cathy A. Tripepi. At one time, Jesse was employed with Oneida County DPW, Amodio Real Estate, Centron Security, Oneida County Sherriff’s Department, and the Frankfort Highway Department. Jesse shared a special relationship with his father, and the two worked many years along side each other in their family real estate business. Jesse and Cathy enjoyed spending their summers on the St. Lawrence River on their yachts, the Fifty-Fifty, and Ambush and their winters in Florida. He also enjoyed fishing, cars, and was an avid NASCAR enthusiast. Jesse was a very religious man who enjoyed studying the bible. He loved spending time with family and friends, was the “life of the Party” and believed in the saying, It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Mr. Wittman is survived by his best friend, Cathy; one daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte L and Joseph Palmer of Sauquoit; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert K. Wittman, II and his fiancée Mary K. Martin of Phoenix, AZ and Luke M. and Erin Wittman of Oriskany; step-daughter who he shared a close relationship with, Courtney DeRosa (Faltisko) of Whitesboro; step-son, Volo Malara II of Webster, NY; six cherished grandchildren, Adrian, Abby, Ava, Sophia, Nina and Dylan; a very special aunt and uncle, Elaine and Randy Guennell of Kentucky; uncle, Edward Coulter of Florida; a special cousin, Howard (Corkey) Canfield and Pam; brother-in-law, Chief Russell Brooks, UFD, ret; four nephews, Patrick Brooks, Matt Brooks, John Brooks and Michael Brooks, as well as many additional cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Louise. Visitation for family and friends is Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 11:00-1:00 at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation. His burial will be in Carr Cemetery in Marcy. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502 or The Kelberman Center, 2608 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502 in Jesse’s memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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Saturday
1
May

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Heintz Funeral Service Inc. - Herkimer Road
408 Herkimer Road
Utica, New York, United States
315-797-5552
Saturday
1
May

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Heintz Funeral Service Inc. - Herkimer Road
408 Herkimer Road
Utica, New York, United States
315-797-5552

Interment

Carr Cemetery
Rt. 291
Marcy, New York, United States

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502 or The Kelberman Center, 2608 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502
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