Age 84, of Lansing, MI, passed away on September 8, 2013. She was born in Detroit on November 25, 1928. She graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse for over 50 years, retiring from the Ingham Co. Health Dept. in 1994. She was appointed to the Board of Nursing and the MIOSHA Board by Gov. John Engler, and was a dedicated volunteer at the Sparrow Hospital Gift Shop. She was working as an assistant to Dr. Sally Wilson when she died.
Surviving are: 2 daughters, Pamela M (Jeffrey) Headley and Penni N. (Jack, II) McNamara; 4 grandchildren, Matthew Philip Headley, Michael Louis (Stacey) Headley, Megan and Briana McNamara; brother James (Mary) Howell, twin sister Barbara Pohl, and sister Cynthia (Stewart) Smith; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Philip O. Pittenger in 1992.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. Mark Rutherford at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Resurrection, 1505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing with the Rite of Committal at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sparrow Foundation, Cardiac and Stroke Units or the Wounded Warrior Project. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff and Dr. John Siano for their extraordinary care of Grandma Patsy.