Obituary, Thomas R Witt

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Thomas R Witt died on May 7th, 2022 of a long battle with Amyloidosis, a rare heart disease. He had lived in New Preston, CT since his retirement as the North East Regional Designer for Westfield, an Australian retail developer, in 2010. He was born November 5th, 1942, and attended St Margaret’s School in Bel Air, Maryland. Already interested in becoming an architect, he commuted to Baltimore to attend Poly Tech High School , received his Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State in 1965, and furthered his education at The Architectural Association in London, England.

Professionally, Tom spent his first few years as an architect for Alexander Shaw in Bel Air, MD and in 1968 he joined a young, growing architectural firm, RTKL & Associates, in Baltimore, MD.In 1980, he moved to Dallas, TX, when the firm expanded with their first branch office, was made a vice president in 1981 and spent the next 24 years in the Dallas office either vice president-in-charge or design principal (his true love) on a broad range of projects including retail and mixed-use developments, office buildings, hotels, educational facilities and civic buildings. He won many design awards including a Baltimore AIA Honor Award for the Performing Arts Center, St Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Maryland. Another of his favorite projects was the renovation of the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrew’s, Scotland. He was a member of the Dallas Chapter of the AIA.

Tom served his military duty in the Air National Guard in Baltimore, Maryland, and was honorably discharged upon completion of his duties.

Tom was devoted to his family and is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Mary Bartram Witt, ( MB) and his daughter, Sara Witt (Boyce Cummings) and a granddaughter, Vivienne Cummings. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Madelyn Witt.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, CT on Saturday, May 14th at 2pm. Memorial gifts may be made to St John’s Episcopal Church. To send the family an online condolence, please visit .

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Author: Harlem Valley News