Jerry J. Wittwer, 64, of Warners, died suddenly on July 28. He was born in Syracuse on July 29, 1954. He grew up in Manlius and attended Fayetteville-Manlius Schools. Jerry made Warners his home for over 30 years. He worked over 20 years as “the best damn machinist” at Syracuse China until they closed and retired from Omega Wire in Jordan.
Jerry was settling into retirement, vacationing in the Outer Banks, spending his Monday mornings with Pete and Linny, afternoons loving the grandkids and reminding them to wear shoes, and his Saturday evenings with all the people who stopped by to stand in the shop, watching him do what he loved and maybe learn something. Jerry enjoyed bee keeping. He would give anyone the “shirt off his back” asking only in return for the kids to behave.
He is survived by his children, James and Lisa Wittwer; daughter-in-law, Kati Wittwer; former spouse, Lory Wittwer; brother, Jon (Rita) Wittwer; sister, Joan (John) Batzold; four grandchildren, Kaden, Reagan, Gabriella and Makenna; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Arlene Wittwer.
Family and friends may call from 5-7 pm on Thursday, August 1 at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. The funeral will be at 11 am on Friday, August 2 at the funeral home.