Nicholas E. Witte
Died: Aug 19, 2012

Nicholas E. Witte, age 71, of Hackettstown, NJ died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at his residence. Nicholas was born February 10, 1941 in Paterson, NJ. He is the son of the late Cornelius E. and Agnes (Reitsma) Witte.

He served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1966. He retired from Hackettstown Board Of Education as a Vocal Music Director in 2002. He received his Masters Degree in Music from Manhattan School of Music. Nicholas attended Valley View Chapel, Long Valley, NJ; he was the former director for several years of the Hackettstown Community Chorus; he was a Teacher of the Year (1996-1997) at Hackettstown High School and a member of the Warren County Arts Commission.

He is survived by his wife: Linda (Glaess) Witte ; 1 Son & Wife, Nicholas & Kate (Riddile) Witte, Charleston, SC; 2 daughters & husbands, Tracie & Jeff Saunders, Hackettstown, NJ; Cindy & Bob Keefer, Cranberry Township, PA; Brother, Louis Witte, Stillwater, NJ; 3 Sisters, Helen Metallo, Fairfield, NJ; Sue Ann Ottavan, Montgomery,  NY and Kathy Tannis, Collierville, TN; 5 Grandchildren,  Olivia, Manny, Miguel, Caleb and Silas.

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Friday, August 24 at Valley View Chapel, 115 East Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ. Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860



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