Pauline Wittmer, who had lived with her daughter on Manor Lane in East Hampton for the past 10 years, died of renal failure on June 29 at San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Greenport. She was 83 and had been ill for some time.
Mrs. Wittmer was born in Hewlett on Nov. 13, 1931, to Allen Smith and the former Gladys Morrison. She grew up and attended high school there, said her daughter, Jerilyn Giaime.
She was married to Bill Wittmer on Aug. 29, 1948. The couple and their three children lived in Valley Stream, Babylon, and, for 30 years until Mr. Wittmer’s death in 2000, East Hampton. Her mother was a homemaker and a homebody, said Ms. Giame.
Mrs. Wittmer’s father was a military veteran, her daughter said, and she and her husband were friendly with the members of American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett.
In addition to her daughter, a son, Scott Wittmer of East Hampton, survives, as do four grandchildren. Another son, Gary, died before her, as did two brothers.
Funeral services were held on July 2 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, the Rev. Denis Brunelle officiating. Mrs. Wittmer was cremated.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to San Simeon by the Sound, 61700 Route 48, Greenport 11944.