William DeWitt Titterton

12/10/2013 3:44 PM |

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and Aquebogue resident William DeWitt Titterton died peacefully Dec. 5 at the Riverhead Care Center. He was 92.

He was born in Brooklyn Dec. 3, 1921, to Jeraldine (DeWitt) and William Alfred Titterton and was raised in New Jersey. William served valiantly in World War II as a bombardier-navigator in the Army Air Corps, then came home to meet Winifred Bosch of Brooklyn, whom he married on June 14, 1947.

William continued serving his country as an Air Force Reservist for 27 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, while working in the family printing business.

The couple lived in New Hyde Park for 35 years, were parishioners of Holy Spirit Church and raised four children: William Bosch, Judith Leslie, John DeWitt and James Randolph. He was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren.

William was a member of the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and was active in St. John’s Church in Riverhead and Riverhead Free Library.

No funeral services are planned at this time. In lieu of condolences, the family has requested a donation be made to Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210, wesleyancollege.edu, or Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St., Riverhead, NY 11901, riverheadlibrary.org.

This is a paid notice.

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