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PITT, Robert R., Sr. ROBERT R. PITT, SR. Robert R. Pitt, Sr. age 89, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Mr. Pitt is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Ruth Weiger Pitt. He is survived by his son, Robert R. Pitt, Jr.; daughter, Linda S. Hayes; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Pitt was an Army veteran serving as one of two personal private Army secretaries to General Eisenhower in Supreme HeadQuarters Allied Forces in WWII. He attended the University of Illinois with a special war time program. He studied Chemical Engineering and went on to become a textile chemist. Mr. Pitt was a New York native. After a successful career as Senior V.P. of Graniteville McCampbell & Co. and Senior V.P. for Reigel Textiles, he retired at the age of 46. He and his wife, Ruth, were "movers and shakers" of Pound Ridge, New York from the 1950s to 1985, where he participated in many political and local governing roles then he and his wife moved to Deland, Fl. He also maintained residences in the Caribbean for over thirty years, living on St. Barths, Anguilla, Saba, as well as a summer home in Prince Edward Island, Canada. After 25 years in Deland, Mr. Pitt moved to Lawrenceville, GA. in 2010. He will be buried in Pound Ridge Cemetery beside his loving wife. Condolences may be viewed or sent to www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company", Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 7, 2012