Colleges Mourn Death of John Witte – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Colleges Mourn Death of John Witte

It is with deep sadness that we report that John S. Witte LHD'92, who served these Colleges as director of admissions, Hobart (1950-74), dean of freshmen, Hobart (1955-65), director of community relations (1973-75), alumni director (1975-88) and development officer (1986-87), passed away on Sunday, March 31.

“John Witte provided remarkable leadership at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He was a strong proponent of liberal arts education, and a loyal and dear friend to hundreds of our graduates,” said President Mark Gearan. “We will miss his engaging manner, keen mind and unfailing commitment to the Colleges.”

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Presbyterian Church. There will be no speakers or attributes at the service and instead, those who wish should place their thoughts about John in writing and send them to the family. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Hobart College or the Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

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