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John W. PITZER

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PITZER, John W. Age 67 of Englewood, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton. He leaves behind his wife: Wilma Swank-Pitzer, who lovingly advocated and cared for John his last two months in medical facilities. He also leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law: Beth & David Dilley of Springboro, sister and brother-in-law: Sylvia & Dana Plecker of Indian Lake, brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Dale & Susan Bingham of Vermont, nephew: Paul Pitzer and family of Waynesville, niece: Tanya Eggleston and daughter Raegan of Urbana, nieces and nephew by marriage: Caitlin, Krista, Linley and Andrew all originally from Vermont, step sons & wives: Bradley & Leigh Ann Swank of St. Paris, and Christopher & Mary Swank of Kettering, his treasured grandchildren: Benjamin, Jonathan & Joshua Dilley, and Kaetlyn & Lilly Swank and one more on the way. John was preceded in death by his parents: Stanley & Mary Pitzer, and brother: Keith Pitzer. John was a long distance truck driver for 22 years, and then worked as an equipment designer for Southpaw Enterprises in Dayton where he retired following 20 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had many special local hunting buddies, as well as some Vermonters who would meet in Southern Ohio regularly. He also belonged to the Boston Stoker Coffee Club in Clayton, and the Shiloh Club. Thank you from his family for being such dedicated friends. John loved his apple red Gold Wing and various other motorcycles over the years. He also owned International Scouts, one of which he showed. A celebration of John's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Kindred Funeral Home (400 Union Blvd., Englewood) with his son-in-law: David Dilley officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until when services begin at 3:00 p.m. It was John's wish to be cremated, his ashes will be scattered at Indian Lake where the couple married, as well as at his deer camp and in Vermont. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kindredfuneralhome.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 2, 2013
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