Edmund “Chick” Witkoski

About This Inductee

Edmund “Chick” Witkoski played both football and basketball during his four years at Plymouth High School. In his junior and senior years he was the starting quarterback. During a game in 1939 against G.A.R. High School, Ed returned a botched punt 107 yards for a touchdown, one of the longest ever recorded in the State of Pennsylvania. He was one of the most feared quarterbacks to ever play for the Plymouth Shawnee Indians in the Wyoming Valley Conference. He was named all-conference, all-scholastic and all-state honorable mention. While serving his country in the United States Air Force, Edmund found himself again playing quarterback for the team at Jackson Air Force Base, Jackson, Mississippi. After leaving the service, he became proprietor of Ed’s Market in Plymouth, famous for his homemade kielbasi. After retiring, he worked part time for Darings Market, Dallas, PA. Now retired, Ed resides in Ashley with his wife Susan. They have enjoyed many years of bowling, polka dancing (appearing regularly on WVlA’s Polka Party), traveling and still enjoy summer vacations at the Jersey shore with their family. Edmund has three stepdaughters, Theresa Flood, Marge Gushka, Suzanne Smith, six step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.