ASHLAND — John "Jack" Pitts, 62, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at his home in Barry Township.
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He was born in Ashland, Nov. 28,, 1950, a son of the late Lloyd and Edna (Quick) Pitts.
He was a very active member of Christ Evangelical Church, Lavelle.
Jack graduated from North Schuylkill High School in 1968 and attended Stevens Trade School.
He was a U.S. Army veteran who served his country for three years. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Ashland.
Jack worked at Gould Pumps Company for 33 years until his retirement and had a part-time electrical business known as Pitts Electric.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Marsha (Cappel) Pitts; a brother, Ronald Pitts; sisters-in-law Nadine Cappel Smith and Nelda Cappel Chappell, both of Lavelle; three brothers-in-law, Mark Cappel, of Lavelle, Philip Cappel, of Rockville, Md., and Frank Cappel, of Armond Beach, Fla.; two godchildren, Michael and Matthew Shuey, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by half-sisters Doris Pitts and June Gressens, and an aunt, Mildred Quick Mueller.
PITTS — John "Jack" Pitts, 62, of Ashland. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Michael Eck officiating. Interment will be in Citizens Cemetery, Lavelle. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Christ Congregational Church, P.O. Box 202, Lavelle 17943.
Published in News Item on Nov. 24, 2013