Glenn E. Pitts September 20, 1963 - December 4, 2012 Glenn E. Pitts, 49, formerly of St. Charles, Mo., and recently of Howard, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Harrisburg, after a long and courageous fight against the awful diseases of alcoholism and depression. He was born Sept. 20, 1963, in St. Louis, Mo., beloved son of Joyce Williams Boone and Glenn H. Pitts Glenn was a graduate of Fort Zumwalt High School in O'Fallon, Mo., and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He loved wrestling and football and his family. The light of his life was his daughter, Lak, and he enjoyed a loving relationship with his stepchildren, Jessica and Christian Chapa. Glenn worked for The Duckett Creek Sanitary District in O'Fallon, Mo., and was recently employed by Maine Drilling Company in York. Glenn is survived by his grieving mother, Joyce Williams-Boone (Daniel), of Spring Mills; his father, Glenn H. Pitts (Carol Ann), of Fresno, Calif.; his daughter, Tristin Lak Sheldon, of Branson, Mo.; his half-sister, Erin Pitts, of Denver, Colo.; his former wife and friend, Krisie Chapa; and two stepchildren, Christian and Jessica Chapa, of St. Charles, Mo.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins. Glenn is also survived by the many friends he met and became close to at his AA meetings where everyone was "fighting the good fight and supporting each other." He was preceded in death by his grandparents, two beloved aunts, a niece, and his beloved Saint Bernard, Gunner. Glenn was baptized in the Protestant faith and came to know God on a very personal basis during his fight for sobriety. The family would like to thank Cathy Harter and the Centre County Drug and Alcohol for all their efforts in helping Glenn. We want to keep our loved ones with us forever, and it hurts so much when forever comes too soon. The loss is so great. Suddenly acceptance is required. But the spirit of our loved one has not left us, but has moved inside our hearts to live, never to be forgotten. Once we love someone, that person becomes a part of us and remains with us for as long as our memory of them lasts - and that will be forever. Memorial contributions may be made to Centre County Drug and Alcohol, 402 Holmes St., Bellefonte, PA 16823; AA or any other organization dedicated to helping those who need help in fighting addiction. There will be no service. Just say a prayer for Glenn and others who were and are battling this disease. God grant us the serenity to accept the changes (and) people we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the strength to know the difference. His mother will miss her beloved son and best friend forever. God rest his soul. An online guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Dec. 9, 2012