Mark Clifford Witt
WITT: Mark C. Witt, 73, August 11, 1943–February 7, 2017. Mark Clifford Witt of Hallandale Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on February 7, 2017. Mark is survived by his partner in life, Rosalie Klein Caplan; son Edward Jeremy Witt and daughter Marcia Witt Haberman (husband Eric Dean Haberman); granddaughter Alexandria Victoria Witt; and grandsons Parker Jake Haberman and Brady Wolk Haberman. Mark was born in Pittsburgh to the late Edward and Esther Witt–Stutz (stepfather Irving Stutz) and was the brother of the late Dennis Witt. Mark graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School, and after studying business at Youngtown State University, he enlisted in the United States Army. Mark was the owner of successful record retail stores in Pittsburgh, between 1974-1991. Mark spent most of his life living in Pittsburgh, enjoying the simple things in life like cheering on the Pittsburgh Pirates, going to the pool and taking his dog Jaxson for walks. Mark was a lover of music and movies, a collector of all things entertainment. Although Mark was a man of strong conviction, his true gift to the world was his charm. Knowing that he brightened someone’s day by making them laugh and smile is what truly brought him the most joy. Those who knew Mark best relished his love of “Superman.” When you saw Mark, you always saw him decorated in the “S.” “Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman.” In Mark’s honor, family asks that friends participate in an act of kindness or suggest a contribution be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation at christopherreeve.org/donate, or Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078. A private memorial service will take place at Mark’s home in Florida. Arrangements by Serenity Memorial Chapels, Margate, Fla.