Judge Jamie L. Wittenberg of 44th District Court in Royal Oak dies at age 48

‘He will be sorely missed’

Honorable Judge Jamie L. Wittenberg, 48 (The Dorfman Chapel)

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Honorable Judge Jamie L. Wittenberg of the 44th District Court in Royal Oak passed away on Sunday at the age of 48.

The Royal Oak Police Department offered condolences and announced Judge Wittenberg’s death on Facebook.

The department said he passed away early Sunday morning and was 48 years old.

“Judge Wittenberg was a Berkley resident and a fixture in both of our communities. He will be sorely missed. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers,” the department said in their post.

Michigan Attorney General, Dana Nessel, issued a statement in reaction to the news of Judge Wittenberg’s passing:

“Jamie was a true public servant and a dear friend,” said Nessel. “He was dedicated to the community and determined to use his position to help improve the lives of others. He exceeded his commitment to the bench in his personal life as a devoted husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wittenberg family, all those who loved Jamie and the community that will surely feel the loss of a jurist who worked so hard to improve the lives of many.”

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at the Dorfman Chapel.

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