Ed Witkin

Obituary of Ed Witkin

Ed Witkin, age 83, of Shelton, beloved husband to Joanne Vitkevich Witkin passed away on July 13, 2017 in Bridgeport Hospital.

In addition to Joanne, his devote wife of 26 years, Ed will be remembered by his mother-in-law, Blanche Vitkevich, Brooklyn, NY; sister-in-law, Kathleen Figalora & spouse Lawrence Figalora, Lindenhurst, NY; nieces and nephews, B.J. Witkin & spouse Karen Witkin, Morrisville, NC, Vincent Figalora, Lindenhurst, NY, Teresa Figalora, Lindenhurst, NY; great niece, Katie Witkin, Morrisville, NC; many cousins and friends throughout the Tri State region. He was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin and Lillian Rosenson Witkin and brother, Zeke Witkin.

Ed, a.k.a., Darling, loved people and he touched everyone who came to know him. His quick wit, one-liners, smile and laugh captivated all those around him. He was a gentle and wonderful person whose warmth always shown through. He was the "love" of the many lives he touched. The world was a better place with "Darling" in it and his memory will always be a blessing to all who knew him.

Ed was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving four years in the Korean War aboard the LST 515 USS Tutuila. Professionally, he was a chauffeur. His driving skills and charm earned him the opportunities to drive, to name just a few, for Ann Sothern, Ava Gardner, Richard Burton and Sybil Burton Christopher, both domestically and internationally. He retired from driving after completing over 20 years of service with the Celanese Corporation.

Darling loved his occasional visits to Mohegan Sun with his good friends whom he cherished! He was a regular at the monthly Friday night card game and loved his card players! Darling lived to eat and was a serious collector of kitchen gadgets and appliances! He was known to devour a leg of lamb at one sitting; loved everything Italian and was quite the Sushi connoisseur. He never turned down dessert.

New York will miss Darling as one of their greatest sports fans! He supported all New York teams but the Yankees were his all-time favorite.

Calling hours will be held on October 7th, Saturday from 1 to 5 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center, with military honor observed at 430 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com