Dennis Oswald Witter, 68, of Tampa, FL, was called home to rest on January 16, 2021.
Born in Manhattan, NY. Throughout his life Dennis resided in the Bronx, New York, and Teaneck, NJ. He has a BS from Northern Michigan University then went onto receive a Master’s in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Dennis is survived by his devoted wife Winsome, his three children- Kwame (Elaine), Nicholas, and Marissa, his grandchildren- Imani and Jayde, his brother -Theodore (in laws Joy and Jeanette), his nieces, a large extended family, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Oswald and Ethel Witter.
Dennis worked for the Department of Juvenile Justice and retired working in the Probation Department.
Throughout his life Dennis was instrumental in shaping the lives of those around him. He was an avid basketball player and coached an array of youth sports teams. He had a way of connecting with troubled and disadvantaged youth. Through his leadership and service to his community he received countless accolades.
His charismatic personality, strong will, determination, and positive attitude allowed him to persevere through his many health challenges throughout the years. Dennis was a force to be reckoned with and insisted on his independence no matter how precarious the situation.
In retirement, he ensured he always had a Heineken in hand and brought a good laugh to the faces of those in his presence. He seized every minute that was afforded to him and always was the life of every gathering. He was forever willing to help friends and family in whatever way he could.
Dennis’s greatest joy was the love of his wife of 33 years, Winsome, and the family they raised together. He was a beloved friend and cherished member of his family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be made in Dennis’ name to LifePath Hospice, 3010 West Azeele St. Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33609. 813-871-8111