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Thomas Eugene Pitts


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Thomas Eugene Pitts Obituary
Pitts, Thomas Eugene
age 89, passed away at his home in Scottsdale on May 8, 2016. Thomas was born on February 19, 1927 in Canton, OH to parents Ralph and Mary Pitts. Thomas entered the Navy during WWII, and was training in Florida when the war ended. He was a graduate from Ohio University. Thomas married his soul mate, Dawn Pitts in 1951, and they moved to Arizona shortly thereafter. Tom coached his sons in Little League baseball. He was active in Scottsdale Presbyterian Church and Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Tom also enjoyed playing bridge with his friends. He enjoyed vacations to the California beach with his family, and traveled to China and Europe later in life. Tom was the primary caregiver to his wife Dawn for 9 years until she passed in 2001. Tom was preceded in death by his sisters Marge and Martha. He is survived by his sister Marilyn Denny, his 3 children and their spouses, Jeff (Nancy), Diane (James Warholic), and Gary (Cindy Rundlegt), 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held later this summer. Tom will be laid to rest at the Memorial Garden at Mountain View Presbyterian in Scottsdale next to his beloved wife, Dawn. Contributions can be made to , 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 15, 2016
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