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Michael Antony Wijtowich

May 14, 1973 July 25, 2010
Michael Antony Wijtowich
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Michael Antony Wojtowich, 37, of Altus, died suddenly in Kent, Ohio on July 25, 2010.

Tony was born May 14m, 1973, to Kenneth L. Wojtowich and Paula Ray in Altus, Oklahoma. He attended Altus schools and then moved to Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Philipsburg-Osceola High School in 1919. He attenbded the Votech in Pennsylvania and later joined the United States Navy where he served as a submariner on the USS Alaska. After being medically discharged, he attended ITT Technical Institute and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2000. Tony wrked at the Intel Corporation in Hillsborto, Oregon, as a manufacturing technician form 200 to 2007. Due to his own health problems, he returned home to Altus to help his mother take care of his stepfather before his stepfather's death on January 31, 2009.

Tony loved building computers and solving computer problems for friends and family. His favorite hobbies were taking care of his Koi pond and participating in music groups especially Hip Hop. He especially loved watching Extreme Sports athletes and became very good friends with Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG). He was heading to see PLG compete in the Dew Tour in Portland, Oregon, which he had attended for several years, before his tragic death.

He is survived by his mother, Paula Ray-Carter of Altus, Oklahoma; his father Kenneth Wijtowich and his wife Charlene of Osceola, Pennsylvania; one brother, Ryan Miller of Altus; a cousin, who was like a brother to him, Chris Ray of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Tammy Miller-Payne of Mangum, Oklahoma; his grandmother Grace Wojtowich of Houtzdale, Pennsylvania; one stepsister Sonia Mease-Blough and husband Mike of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania; one stepbrother, Bart Mease and wife Nicole of Lehighton, Pennsylvania; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by his very special friends, Dorothy Smith and Missy Moore, both of Kent, Ohio, and Pierre Luc Gagnon and all the extreme sports athletes associated with PLG.

Tony was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Freda Ray of Altus, John Wojtowich of Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, and his stepfather, Bill Carter, Jrt.

The family will hold a private memorial services at a later date. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus.

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