Annette Witchey

April 6, 1950 - April 7, 2022
Annette Witchey

Annette Busack Witchey, 72, of St. Clairsville, OH passed away April 7, 2022 at her residence with her loving family by her side.

She was born April 6, 1950 in Bellaire, OH, a daughter of Rose M. Trella (Busack) Leinweber and the late James J. Busack, Sr. Preceding her in death was her sister, Christine M. McKeets.

Annette graduated from St. John’s High School. She was retired from Belmont County Department of Job & Family Service and was a member of the Sons of Italy in Bellaire. She was Catholic by faith.

Surviving are her loving husband, David W. Witchey, and a son, Clayton D. Witchey both of St. Clairsville, her mother and step-father Rose M. and Francis Leinweber of Bellaire, three brothers, Retired Lt. Colonel/Dr. James A. (Halinah) Busack of Dickerson, MD, David (Nancy) Busack of Pickerington, OH, Dr. Ronald (Lora) Busack of Broadview Heights, OH, and a brother-in-law, Scott (Mary) McKeets.
Seven nieces and nephews, Hilda Maria Rizzo-Busack (Hector Robles), Dyan Rizzo-Busack, Stephanie Rose (Kyle) Sammons, Carolyn Anne (Dr. Kaoru) Miyazaki, Joel David (Kate) Busack, R. Matthew Busack & Renee Michelle (Cody) Mullen.
Step-sister Theresa Leinweber, Step-brothers Bill (Marsha) Leinweber, Pat (Lisa) Leinweber, David Leinweber, and Kevin (Nicole) Leinweber.

Family and friends will be received at the Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 204 W. Main Street, St. Clairsville, OH on Monday, April 11, 2022 from 3pm-8pm. There will be a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:00am at St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, OH with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating. Inurnment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Catholic Church 415 37th St. Bellaire, OH 43906 or The American Cancer Society 3380 Chastain Meadows Pkwy NW Suite 200 Kennesaw, GA 30144.

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  • April 08, 2022
    Anthony Wakim says:
    Clayton and I were best friends growing up in STC. I have many memories of spending days together at the Witchey house. Mrs. Witchey was always cheerful and positive and she was abundantly kind to me always. I remember rides to summer camps, sports events and just hanging out after school. She was such a sweet lady and I’m terribly sorry for her loss. We will be thinking of the whole family. My deepest condolences

  • April 09, 2022
    Kathleen (Kit) Rosinski says:
    Dear David, Clayton, Rose and Family: Annette, my girlfriend-sister shared 51 chapters of life enjoying laughter, dancing, adventures, tears and sorrows. Annette, a woman of grace. She made “others” feel special showing a comfort and joy to all of us. I will miss her laughter, twinkle in her eyes and gentle ways. I am grateful and Blessed to have had her friendship and treasure a full heart of memories. May God’s love surround you all and comfort you. Sending compassion, care and prayers. Love and God Bless

  • April 09, 2022
    Jim and Tina Busack says:
    Our condolences to Aunt Rose, David, Clayton , and all the family. We are honored and blessed to have had Annette as a close cousin and wonderful friend and confidant. We always knew we could depend on her and we shared a strong bond. She had a unique intelligence, kindness, and poise. We treasure the many times we spent together and we love Annette. May she Rest In Peace.

  • April 10, 2022
    Alcwyn and Rhian Elliottt lit a candle:
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  • April 10, 2022
    Janet Loughley Roskovich says:
    Annette was always a sweet soul and I enjoyed our chats whenever we ran into each other from high school days to retirement! Rest In Peace, dear Annette and prayers for your dear family!