George Witham (1959-65)
George Witham died in
March 2006 aged just 57 following a long fight against Motor Neurone
Disease. To the end, George bore his illness with great courage and
dignity which would come as no surprise to those of us who knew him well.
George was a popular and
well known figure amongst the Old Uffs not least because of his major
involvement in the two reunions that took place at South Hampstead Cricket
club in 1995 and 2003. George’s excellent planning skills and hard
work ethic were the key factors in making both these occasions the great
successes they were.
He also played for many
years for the Old Uffs football club where he made his reputation on the
field as a hard tackling defender and great team player. Off the
field he made many friends and those friendships have stood the test of
time, lasting till now. He will be sadly missed by all his many
George leaves behind his
wife Stella, son, Dino and daughter, Tara Clair, plus the grandchildren to
whom he was devoted. Our thoughts are very much with them.
If anybody wishes to
talk about George, please feel free to contact me.