George Wittmer

Obituary of George Wittmer

Charles “George” Wittmer, age 80, of St. Petersburg passed away on March 23, 2020. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, George attended The Ohio State University on a full football scholarship and played on the 1961 National Championship team.  He then signed with the Ottawa Rough Riders Professional Football team.

George was a retired employee of Hudepohl Brewery Company. He was an avid golfer, playing 2-3 times a week.  George was a member of the Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club, The Elk’s Golf Club, Oasis Gulf Club, Seminole Lake Country Club, Five Town’s Men’s Club and The American Legion.

George was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary “Carol” Wittmer.  George is survived by children Brian Wittmer, Tawnya (Rick) Childress, and Dale (Jessica) Wittmer; grandchildren Ryan (Lauren) Childress, Tarah (Ryan) Buckles, Lindsay Wittmer, Leeza Wittmer, Rachel Wittmer and Gabrielle Wittmer; and great-grandchildren Mary Rylan Childress, Griffin Childress, Anniston Childress, Kennedy Buckles, Madelyn Buckles, Josie Wittmer, and Dakota Wittmer.

A celebration of George’s life will be held at a later date when family can gather together to remember him.

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