Samuel Edward Witchell, 88, a sociology professor at Glassboro State College for many years and a former Pitman Borough councilman, died Feb. 19 at his home in Ventura, Calif.
A longtime Pitman resident, Dr. Witchell moved to California about a year ago.
He was associated with Glassboro State, now Rowan College, from 1937 until retiring in 1972. His college teaching was interrupted by World War II. He served as a lieutenant in the Navy.
Dr. Witchell served as a delegate to the Mid-Century and 1960 White House Conferences on Children and Youth. At the 1960 conference, he led discussion groups on ``The Effects of Mobility on Children and Youth.''