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April 17, 2014
Charles A. "Scat" Pitts Jr., 86, of Girardville, passed away Thursday at Lebanon Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Born in Girardville, July 26, 1927, he was a son of the late Charles A. Sr. and Anna H. Taunitis Pitts.
Charlie was a 1944 graduate of the former Butler Township High School.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the state Department of Transportation and served as past president of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Union.
Scat was a member of the former Zion Lutheran Church, Girardville, and was a member of Frackville Elks Lodge, the Free & Accepted Masonic Lodge 294, Ashland, and the Ashland Good Fellowship Club. He was a life member of American Legion Post, Girardville, and the Columbia Hose Company No. 1, Shenandoah.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Frances E. Carls; two sons, Carl Pitts, PhD, Philadelphia, and Kurt Pitts and his wife, Elizabeth, Hometown; a daughter, Ruth Ann Withers and her husband, Wayne, Orwigsburg; three grandchildren, James Withers and Samantha and Travis Pitts; three brothers, Robert Pitts, Tamaqua, William Pitts and his wife, Jean, Texas, and Edward Pitts and his wife, Virginia, Texas; a sister, Mary Jean Sanders and her husband, Marshall, Idaho; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Prayer and scripture services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. The Rev. Mindy Heppe will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in United Protestant Cemetery, Girardville. Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center Volunteer Services, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.woffuneralhome.com.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home
132 South Jardin Street Shenandoah, PA 17976-2225
Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 18, 2014