Walter William “Bill” Pittman

Mason, Michigan

At the age of 92, Bill went to be with his Lord on August 16, 2015. He peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. Bill was born October 4, 1922, in Britannia, Trinity Bay Newfoundland to Aaron and Sarah Pittman.  He served in the Canadian Merchant Marines, was a self-employed masonry contractor, a skilled craftsman and member of Holmes Road Church of Christ in Lansing.

He is survived by his children, Vera Smith, Lawrence Pittman, Ivey (Brian) Matter, Julia Zdybel, and Douglas (Theresa) Pittman; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and Alma Pittman, who was his wife of 30 years.

The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care or Capital Area Humane Society.

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Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hannahs
August 18, 2015 at 9:24 am

We are so sorry for your loss of such a sweet man. We know with God’s help you will get thru this. He will be missed by all but you have your sweet memories to dwell upon. Prayers go out for all the family and Alma! Love, Linda and Bob

Brian & Ivey Matter
August 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm

I miss you very much dad, but I know you are happy and free of discomfort. You lived a wonderful long life filled with many travels and experiences; from owning motor homes and snowmobiles, to airplanes. You gave all five of us a wonderful childhood and we never wanted for anything. You were a hard working man who set an example for all who knew you. Now you are with your family once again. God speed and I will see you again. I love you dad. Visit me in my dreams.

Alfred E Pittman
August 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

My condolences go out to all the family, celebrate his life, he was a wonderful man, an example for us all, I remember as a child his visits to Random Island, Dougie as I knew him was a great buddy, rest in peace my great uncle Walter…

Wanda Pittman Trainor
August 18, 2015 at 10:34 pm

My condolences to the Pittman family. I am a daughter of the late Stanley Pittman of Lower Lance Cove, Random Island, NFLD. My grandfather is the late James Pittman. I may of met some of you when I was growing up. I do remember Uncle. Arron. Always went to his house for cookies. I just wanted you all to know my prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Lean on the lord and each other and keep your memories deep inside of your heart. God Bless.

Wanda Trainor,
Airdrie, Alberta.

The mcgehee family
August 19, 2015 at 10:28 pm

julie, Calvin & Chloe, we’re so sorry to hear about your dad/grandfather passing. You’re all in our thoughts. See you soon

Rogers Family
August 20, 2015 at 6:59 am

Our condolences to the Pittman family. Your father worked with our father, William Rogers, many years ago in the building industry. My brothers and sisters remember your father fondly as he took great pride in giving us a lesson every time we were around him. Our father was very proud of your father as a friend and an extremely talented craftsman. Dad said there was no one that could do masonry work with the art of your dad.
We are so sorry for your loss.

Nancy Luchino
August 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm

My prayers and thoughts are with those who were closest to Uncle Walter. I am the daughter of Elsie (Pittman) Leawood, who is the daughter of Walter’s brother, Lester. I only met Uncle Walter a few times during his visits to Newfoundland, but I very much enjoyed those times. We shared a number of common interests, but the one that is most vivid in memory is the photos of his stained glass work that he brought to share with me. He was very talented. A few years back Lawrence came to visit too. I hope to cross paths with him again someday. Would love to hear more stories of his travels and of his memories of his Dad.

Elsie & John Leawood
August 21, 2015 at 4:06 am

Our condolences to Aunt Alma and family. Uncle Walter’s brother, Lester, was my father. He was killed in WW2 when I was 2 years old. I never knew my father but Uncle Walter always told me if there was anything he could do for me, all I had to do was ask. It made me feel very secure after my grandfather, Aaron, his father, died. Rest in peace Uncle Walter. God bless.


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