Maria Elena Witt of Walden, NY, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Newburgh. She was 78.
The daughter of the late Jose F. and Lucille M. Leonard Gonzalez, she was born August 02, 1941 in Havana, Cuba.
Elena, as she was known, lived in Walden for the last 4 decades. A tireless worker, she pursued several different occupations and owned a craft store in Wallkill, NY. As an adult student, she received a bachelors degree in business from SUNY New Paltz.
She loved spending time with her family and pets, especially her beloved basset hounds. She was a communicant of Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic church.
Survivors include her husband Howard Witt Sr. of Walden, NY, sister Maria Janesky of Orange City, FL, daughter Anna Pineda of Wallkill, NY, son Howard Witt Jr. and his wife, Patricia Witt of Middletown, NY, granddaughter Emily Diaz and her husband, Michael Diaz of Hershey, PA, granddaughter Ashley Witt of Middletown, NY, grandson Jarrett Pineda of Wallkill, NY, grandson David Witt of Brooklyn, NY, great-grandson Benjamin Diaz of Hershey, PA, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother-in-law Gordon Janesky of Orange City, FL.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 1-3pm at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St. Walden, NY.
A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
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