The Life of Chris A. Wittman
Chris A. Wittman, 60, of Hereford Township, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Wendy J. (Moyer) Wittman, whom he married on September 8, 1979.
Born in Allentown, Chris was a son of Earl Wittman, Macungie and the late Betty V. (Wetzel) Herbster. He was a 1977 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School and was a member of Huff’s Union Church, Alburtis. Chris was employed by East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc, Lyons, for 26 years, most recently as a Maintenance Supervisor. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife Wendy, and father, Earl, Chris is survived by his five children, Amber (Wittman), wife of William Peterson, Fleetwood, Courtney (Wittman), wife of Shane Hansley, Denton, MD, Samantha (Wittman), wife of Ryan Eschbach, Red Hill, Jacob Wittman, Macungie and Lucas Wittman, Boston, MA; seven grandchildren, Kira, Colin, Landon, Emma, Isaac, Owen and Hannah; and two sisters, Gayle (Wittman), wife of Dale Schoedler, Macungie; and Amanda (Herbster), wife of Dustin Brandis, East Greenville.
A graveside service for immediate family members to celebrate Chris’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from Huff’s Church Union Cemetery, Alburtis, with Reverend Jerel W. Gade officiating. The service will also be LIVE streamed for extended family and friends to view safely from home. Please submit a request to Ludwickfh@gmail.com to receive an invitation from the funeral home. A memorial gathering will be held in the future.
The family requests contributions be made in Chris’s memory to Huff’s Union Church, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis, PA 18011.
Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, PA is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.Ludwickfh.com.
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His helpful side
I only moved home 3 years ago bit I remember sharing family photos and information I would find with Chris. On March 11 the day before I had shoulder surgery, Chris was visiting his dad and sister and saw me working to replace my mail box pole. I was having trouble and had to het it done. Chris took the pole i had and took it home and came back and it went right together.
Another time i was spreading gravel and his truck pulled up and I didn't recognize it. He jumped right out and asked if I needed help. He was always like that with family.
Just one great guy to work with and to talk with.
Chris was a great man to work with he was able to meet my family and always asked me how my boys were doing and if we needed anything, He will be truly missed not just by me but all my brothers in the Central Maintenance department, We are there for his wife and family, God Bless you all
Chris was a great guy, made me feel very welcome to the Deka family. He will be missed.Rest in Peace
To many memories to mention. He was like my big brother growing up and my heart is broke beyond belief!
Great person just to set and talk with really enjoyed are talks will miss you my friend
Hunting and Softball buddy
A great man back in the days when we hunted in Shartlesville on state game lands 110. He was usually the first guy to get his Buck on the first day by the gang he hunted with. Also the fond memories being on the same team with in the slow pitch soft ball team in Fredricksville. Over the year's we sure had a lot of laugh's together for whenever we were together. Wil miss him dearly. RIP Chris. Gary Hertzog
Chris was such an amazing person and coworker. I will miss our conversations about family, sports, and of course the Steelers. He was always thinking of others - as he was cleaning out some of his Steelers stuff - he would leave me presents for my son! I will miss him wearing shorts in the freezing weather!! My heart goes out to his family!
Memories of chris
A picture of Chris (on the left) and my father Barry Hall on the right-
You will be greatly missed- by so many
Continue to look after all of us Chris
Fly high Cousin
God's blueprint of a true human being.
He was just an amazing man. He was the true definition of what Delight wanted all his employees to be like. When God made Chris he threw the mold.
Diner after buffet dinner
Chris felt like a father to me. I will never forget the many nights we spent sharing pretzel bags while watching scary Zombie TV shows. My favorite memory is when we went to C.J.'s wedding and had a wonderful dinner there and then joking around that we would be up to going to a diner on the way back to eat more food. And he agreed with me and we went! He always filled any room with so much warmth and joy. He will never be forgotten.
Chris was the first smiling face I met at East Penn Manufacturing 12 years ago. He personally gave me my maintenance walk through and he took a chance one me; a kid who had absolutely no mechanical experience. Over the next 12 years he helped groom me into the man I am today. He has given me advice that not only helped me succeed at work, but has helped me in other life experiences as well. He was an excellent leader, mentor and boss; and we could always count on him to be a friend. He had a laugh that was absolutely contagious! He will surely be missed, and his legacy will live on at East Penn Manufactuing forever.
Always a Good Guy
Our family got to know Chris when he was about 12 years old in 1972. We lived in a 4 unit apartment building in Huff's Church. Our family on the 1st floor and Chris' family on the 2nd floor. Chris and/or Gayle would drop in to see newborn Matt and sometimes just keep him occupied while I got some things done. That smile and easy going manner I knew from Chris' younger years seemed to stay with him. In more recent years I had the pleasure of getting to know some of Chris' grandchildren as they were involved with our grandhilcren in Huff's Church Sunday School and Choir...although it took me a while to realize these were Chris and Wendy's grandchildren. Our sympathy to all of the family. Chris was always a good guy - another one gone too soon. From all of the Family of Joanne Benfield & Tom Mitchell