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Gary Oscar Pitman, 69, of Pendleton, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Gary was born on Feb. 23, 1947, in Liberty, Ky., to Oscar and Nannie Pitman, who preceded him in death.
He attended Salem High School, graduating in 1965. At Purdue University, he attained a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. Following college, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves and began his career at General Motors, where he stayed until retirement.
Gary married Peggy Diane Page; she preceded him in death. Gary remained close to the Page family in all the years after.
In his last years, Gary loved his family, friends and spending time in his garden. His kindness, wit and generosity will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Gary leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Alicia Pitman; children, Alexander Pitman and Sarah Pitman (Wunji); sisters, Lorene Roberts, Peggy Martin and Bonnie Sage; and a granddaughter, Ellen Lau.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery, Block K, 6805 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Anderson.
Refreshments will be served immediately after at Pendleton Community Church of God, 636 E. Water St., Pendleton, IN 46064, concluding with a memorial church service at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are through Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gleaners Food Bank.
Post online condolences at www.loosecares.com.
Published on March 1, 2017
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