Patricia E. Pittenger

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.

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Lois Bauer
September 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Prayers from me to all of Pats sorry you have to go through this time..I”ll miss her as will all her friends.

sharon bierschbach
September 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Sharon expresses her deepest condolences. Pat was best friend for many years and she will be greatly missed/ Sharon will not be able to attend because of health problems per doctors orders. Love Hugs and lots of prayers headed your way, Pat I will see you in Heaven

Mary Thompson
September 10, 2013 at 5:55 am

Pat has been a Blessing in my life. I just loved her smile and bright outlook on life. She was Fun! We met in Florida through her sister Cindy and became “instant” friends.

Prayers to all of you who call her Family, Friend, Neighbor, Co-Worker, or in whatever way you were connected.

Jane Stephens
September 10, 2013 at 8:19 am

I have so many wonderful memories from Hopkins Street. Your mom was a beautiful lady with a kind heart. She will be forever in mine. Prayers and hugs to all.

Susan Riske
September 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm

So sorry for the loss of your Mom, Pam — for you and all in your family. You are in my prayers!

Michelle and John Engler
September 10, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Pam and Penni and family — We were sad to learn of your mom’s death. She was a wonderful woman who always gave back many times more than she received. Her greatest legacy is the terrific family she leaves behind.

She will be in our prayers, as will you, as we celebrate her life and entry into Eternal life.

with deepest sympathy, Michelle and John


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