Witchger, Matthew Joseph, Durham, NC, Formerly of Croton-on-Hudson, NY and Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Age 50 years. Matthew was born in Saginaw, Michigan where he attended St. Mary Cathedral School and graduated from St. Stephen High School. He excelled academically and in football as well as participating in drama productions. He attended Amherst University for undergraduate studies and Columbia University for graduate school. He worked for the District Attorney’s office in Manhattan before entering the financial services field where he worked for fifteen years. Matthew will be remembered fondly for his financial savvy advice, his generous giving spirit and his thought provoking ideas about life, especially politics and religion. He was a hard worker & excelled at academics. Matthew is the son of Robert and Betty Ann (Wendland) Witchger, both deceased. He is survived by 10 siblings: Bob Witchger of Cary, NC; Anne Marie Witchger Hansen of Beaver, PA; John Witchger of Omaha, NE; Mary Louise Witchger Schreiber of Murrieta, CA; Gerry Witchger of Saginaw, Michigan; Joe Witchger of Edina, Minnesota; Steve Witchger of Saginaw, MI; Beth Anne Witchger Lechmann of Houston, TX; Andrew Witchger of Durham, NC; and Teresa Witchger Serier of Saginaw, MI. and by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, 45 nieces and nephews and 12 great-nieces and nephews as well as by his former wife, Karen Burghart and step-daughter, Alana of Peekskill. NY. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2711 Mackinaw St., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Andrew LaFramboise will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours at the funeral home. Friends may call at St. Stephen Catholic Church where the family will be present on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. There will be a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Duke Catholic Center, P.O. Box 90974, Durham, NC 27708; (919) 684-3354; catholic@duke.edu, would be deeply appreciated. www.snowfuneralhome.net