Robert Witty, the former CEO of CFCU Community CU and a member of the New York Credit Union Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 69 years old.
Witty began his career with CFCU Community CU in 1969 as an assistant manager, working his way up to head of the financial institution just 15 years later. When he joined the credit union, it had one office, six employees, approximately 2,000 members and $3 million in assets.
Under his leadership, the credit union grew rapidly; at his retirement in 2010, the credit union had nine locations, over 60,000 members and $600 million in assets. He was a Certified Credit Union Executive, and he was inducted into the New York Credit Union Hall of Fame in 2010.
“Bob was a tremendous credit union leader who was dedicated to his family and the ‘people helping people’ philosophy,” said New York Credit Union Association President/CEO William J. Mellin. “The New York credit union movement will miss Bob immensely. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”
Calling hours will be held from 4-8 p.m. this Thursday, May 17, at the Perkins Funeral Home, in Dryden. His funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking individuals to consider a donation in Witty’s name to The Gift of Life Family House, 401 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19123.