Merle A. Witas
LEWISTON -- Merle A. Witas, 66, of Osgood Avenue in Mexico, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2013 at CMMC in Lewiston.
He was born in Mexico on March 18, 1947, a son of Anthony J. and Laura (Chabot) Witas. Merle was educated in Mexico schools and was a graduate of Mexico High School.
He was employed for over 25 years with the Rumford Paper Mill. Merle enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching the NY Yankees, the Giants and the Boston Celtics. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR racing.
Surviving are his sons, Jeffrey Witas and wife, Kelly of Murfreesboro, TN, and Merle A. Witas, Jr. and wife, Sandra of Rumford; two sisters, Joanne Witas of Mexico and Judy Durland of North New Portland; his twin brother, Earl Witas of Rumford; five grandchildren, Heather, Kristen, Kaylin, Kara and Annelise; four great-granddaughters; and many nephews and a niece.
He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Anthony; and a brother, James Witas.