Philmont- Steven James Witko, 68, formerly of Hudson, passed away on April 22nd in the arms of his life partner of 42 years Elizabeth Dort. Born June 22, 1952 in Hudson, NY, he is the son of the late Minnie Nooney (Teator) and Stanley Witko. Steven was a hard worker and an experienced general contractor. He shared his skills as a Substitute Teacher at Votec during the late 1970’s. After graduating high school, Steven Honorably served in the United States Navy from 1970-1978. He was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, and loved deep sea fishing. His creative way with words was well known, and will truly be missed.
In addition to his life partner Elizabeth Dort, Steven will be forever loved by his daughters Tracey Daniels and fiancé Bernie Walker, Kristene Flouton and life partner Shane VanD, son Scott Witko, along with grandchildren, Joseph, Johnathan and Jason Daniels, Jordan Daniels and wife Samantha, Matthew Flouton, and Nicole Flouton and fiancé Michael Lugo. Steven also leaves his brother Kirk Witko and nephew Chad Witko. In addition to his parents, Steven was predeceased by his sister in law Anna Witko.
Visitation hours at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home will be Monday April 26, from 4:00-6:00pm. Steven’s family thanks Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene for their immeasurable care, compassion and support.