Ira Lee Pittman Jr. (1927 - 2015)

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  • "My deepest sympathy and condolence to the family for your..."
  • "Miss you so much Daddy!"
    - Anne Rohs
  • "Love you, Dad. Feel very close to you. Indian"
    - Linda Pittman
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Ira Lee Pittman, Jr., 88, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Nov. 2, 2015 at home with his loved ones under the care of Hospice of Cincinnati. 
He was born Sept. 23, 1927 in Liberty, Kentucky to Ira Lee and Florence Pittman.
Ira was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Louise Pittman Rodgers, Patsy Pittman Cottrell and Elijah Pittman.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane Pittman (nee Tucker); three daughters, Penny (Todd) Cobey, Linda Pittman, and Anne (Gary) Rohs; three beloved grandchildren, Andrew Rohs, Tucker Cobey and Rose Cobey, as well as a niece, Lea Rodgers Goggin, and five nephews, Donald McAnelly, James Ray Cottrell, Thomas Rodgers, Christopher and Jonathan Pittman. 
Ira served in the United States Army Air Force from 1945 – 1953 and was a pilot in post World War II Occupied Germany. He was a 1st Lieutenant in the 86th Fighter Bomber Group, flying the P51-Mustang. Ira enlisted at Wright Patterson AFB, and was honorably discharged at Scott Field, St. Louis, Mo.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky (BA in Education) and the University of Cincinnati, Ira taught in the Oak Hills School District (1955-1960) and in the Northwest School District (1961-1980).
Donations are suggested to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in The Casey County News on Nov. 18, 2015
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