Martin M. “Marty” Litowitz, 91, of Manchester died Jan. 23, 2015. Born and raised in Newark, he was a longtime resident of Irvington and Woodbridge before his retirement.
Mr. Litowitz was employed by the City of Newark as a firefighter for seven years and as an electrician for the next 25 years until 1991. Upon retiring, he continued to work as an independent electrical contractor.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force with the Atomic Bomb Group in the Mariana Islands, the launch point for the atomic bombs that ended World War II. Sgt. Litowitz was awarded a Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement in helping to end the war.
He was a founding member of the Bell & Siren Club and the Essex County Electrical Contractors Association. He was also a member of the Shomrim Society, The Hebrew Passover Relief Association, Jewish War Veterans, and the Masonic Lodge.
He was an avid stamp and fire memorabilia collector.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Hannah; two sons, Len (Evanna) of Conestoga, Pa., and Larry (Elizabeth) Zarra of Spring, Texas; two daughters, Arlene of Summit and Sharon (Robert) Fornuto of Galloway; a sister, Lillian of West Orange; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services, with a military funeral honors ceremony, were held Jan. 25; arrangements were handled by Goldstein Funeral Chapel, Edison.