Published DateNORTHFIELD — Walter Conrad Witzgall, 89, a resident of Northfield since 2010 died, Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Genesis Center in Franklin following a period of failing health. Walter was born in Lawrence, MA, May 7, 1923, son of Conrad and Louise (Goller) Witzgall. He had resided in Lawrence for most of his life, moving to Northfield with his wife to live with their son and daughter in law in 2010. Walter attended schools in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School as Salutatorian in 1940. He went on to the Wentworth Institute in Boston, studying carpentry and architecture, graduating in 1942. He served with the 47th Liaison Squadron, 8th Army Hqts., U. S. Army Air Corps, discharged as a Staff Sergeant. The recipient of the bronze star, Walter served during the European Theater. He was a self employed carpenter and general contractor and owned Walter C. Witzgall Contractor and Builder Company. Walter loved fishing on his many vacations while at his home on Cape Cod. He enjoyed photography and was a member of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club and Turn Verein German Club in Lawrence.
He leaves his wife, Helen Martha (Mellonakos) Witzgall of Northfield; sons, Michael C. Witzgall and his wife Holly Elizabeth of Northfield and Paul C. Witzgall of Dennisport, MA; four grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Sarah and Jennifer Witzgall; two step grandchildren, Patrick Riutta and Michael Silvestri. his sister, Doris McGurren of Rochester.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton, NH.
Internment with military honors will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway, Boscawen, NH at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton, NH.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Walter's name to the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation at 100 Park Ave., Suite 108, Rockville, MD 20850.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com