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Charles Dandridge Pittman III (Chase) died peacefully in his sleep on October 21, 2020, at the age of 35.

Chase is survived by his fiancée Lara Marie Smith, his parents Margaret and Charlie Pittman, his siblings Matthew and Victoria Pittman and Meg and Scott Kelsey, and an eclectic, expansive crew of inspired and kind-hearted humans.

Chase grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated from Cox High School in 2003. Chase graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Chase's accomplishments, business ideas, adventures, and musical/artistic collaborations are too many to mention, but to name a few:

As Lord of Stoke Manor, Chase helped found such cultural institutions as the Pink Dinghy, Logstradamus, Narwhal Adventures, the Short Sale department of PittLaw, Area 51, Jack's Aloha, Sea Voyager, and the Official Fan club for the highly undervalued hairstyle, the "butt cut". He excelled as a salesman of everything from churros and tres leches cake to mushrooms and t-shirts of all slogans. Chase received the high honor of being the namesake of "Chase My Ace," a cherished racehorse of O'Sullivan Farms in West Virginia.

As Duke of Cam Samuelson, Chase embraced and connected with fellow tourists across the globe as a bi-coastal sailing captain, surf ambassador, licensed gumshoe in Barbados and member of the Sons of Thunder whitewater rafting team in Argentina. He brought endless laughter, occasionally through professional surf commentary. He coined such maneuvers as the 360 Mafungo and the Backside Twisted Sister. He zealously advocated for the rights of others and is known by cyclists and paramedics in San Diego as 'Hooks, Three'.

As Lead Curator of The Postmodern Museum of Modern Art Antiquities, Chase passionately cultivated relationships, ideas, and values that always contributed to the greater good of community, society, and vibe at large. He blessed us all with the exquisite olfactory composition of the perfume 'SPF YES'.

As Head Wizard at the Institute for Dream Interpretation, Chase infused the atmosphere and the lives of all those around him with energy, love, and positivity. His smile was infectious and his hugs would heal. He opened his heart and life to all without judgment. His genuine compassion touched countless lives. His endless stream of outlandish ideas befuddled, tickled, and enticed many. He was a minister of joy and his bright light guided and grounded those around him. Chase was, in many ways, an artist ahead of his time. A true renaissance man.

May we all, as Chase did, let it rip.

Our appreciation for your genius will only grow. We are grateful to God for your life and legacy. "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure" Hebrews 6:19

A memorial service on the beach will be followed by a paddle out on Saturday, October 31st at 2pm at 1st street. Open to all. Please wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following organizations:

Lynnhaven River Now at www.lynnhavenrivernow.org

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters at www.CHKD.org

Waves for Water at www.wavesforwater.org

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Oct. 26, 2020.
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November 3, 2020
Dear Heavenly Father, there are no words that really convey my prayer deeply enough. Please hold Margaret and Charlie,and their family so very close, wrap your ever present loving arms around them. Comfort them with your love and grace and grant them your peace in the midst of their deep grief. In Jesus name, Amen
Judy and Darryl Crews
November 1, 2020
Margaret and Charlie, I’m so incredibly heartbroken for your family! Please know, you are lifted in prayer! May the memories that bring you the most peace, embrace you in these dark days!
Michelle Richards
Acquaintance
November 1, 2020
Margaret and Charlie, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Arnold and Peggy Pence
Friend
November 1, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of this brilliant young man. He assisted my clients through several short sales with a caring heart. May he Rest In Peace.
Colleen Sharp, Realtor
Colleen Sharp
Acquaintance
October 31, 2020
We’ll done, good and faithful servant!
Claire and John Gilman
Friend
October 31, 2020
Never had the pleasure of meeting Chase; sounds like anyone would be blessed to have him as a friend.

My God comfort him and his family.
Paul A Viarengo
October 31, 2020
Thinking of you and sending our collective love, hugs, support and sympathy to you and your extended family Charlie.
The Fishers
Friend
October 30, 2020
Chase, I ain't seen you in many years, but remember you as a live and let live kinda guy. RIP, friend.
Andrea Prosser
Friend
October 28, 2020
Thinking deeply of you in hopes that cherished memories and all the strength you need arrive in the greatest of quantities with every new day. Our hearts are with you.
Kathy & Bebe Twigg
Friend
October 28, 2020
Margaret and Charlie, I am heartbroken for your loss. I hadn't seen Chase in many years but never forgot what a nice, funny kid he was. I'm so happy to learn of all the amazing things he did in his time here, and not the least bit surprised by how many lives he touched. Sending all my love to the two of you and Meg and Matt.
Kristi Deeley (Piel)
Acquaintance
October 27, 2020
Chase was my neighbor on Maryland Avenue and was one of those folks you meet in life and will always remember. He always lifted my spirits when I saw him and that whole face smile. What a lose to humanity. He sure packed a lot of life into 35 years. I can only tell his parents that they did good. What a testament he was to good parenting. Didn't get to the Pink Dingy, but will have to go and breath in his spirit. I will truly miss his goodness.
Beverly C. Jones
Friend
October 27, 2020
Chase was a good dude, an incredibly friendly human, and a generous spirit. It is a horrible shame he left so soon with some much left to accomplish. He will be missed.
Kevin Erskine
Friend
October 27, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss. We remember fondly Chase's friendship with our "nephew" Taylor and his involvement with Taylor's Celebration of Life service. We send heartfelt love and prayers to all who knew and loved him that God would sustain you and keep you . God bless you all.

Kim Arris-Potter
Friend
October 27, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Rose Schlater
Acquaintance
October 27, 2020
Although I didn't know Chase well. I heard incredible things about his generosity and kindness towards others. I am thinking of you in this difficult time. I am here for you.
Myra Reynolds
Acquaintance
October 27, 2020
Although I didn't know Chase well I have only heard incredible things about his generosity and kindness towards others. I am thinking of you in this difficult time.
Myra Reynolds
Acquaintance
October 26, 2020
I never had the privilege of meeting Chase but from what I’ve read it is my loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this time. Bless you all.
Jackie
October 26, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Leigh A Britton
Acquaintance
October 26, 2020
It was great to get to know Chase as a frequent Bottlecraft customer. His wonderful, inviting personality will be sorely missed.
John Walter Williams
Acquaintance
October 26, 2020
To the Pittman family. I can't imagine the loss you feel. Chase was a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Myra labens
Friend
October 26, 2020
Charlie and Margaret I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine losing a child. It was bad enough for me loosing a wife but a child is just too much. God bless you both and your family.
Doug Barnes st.
Friend
October 26, 2020
Susan B Killion
Friend
October 26, 2020
Charlie and Margaret please know our hearts are pained by your loss of Chase. Accept our condolences. May the peace of God bless and comfort you and your family in this your time of sorrow.
Don & Jan Tartoni
Acquaintance
October 26, 2020
Charlie and Margaret please know our hearts are pained by your loss. Accept our condolences. May the peace of God comfort and bless you and your family during this time of your sorrow.
Don & Jan Tartoni
Acquaintance
October 26, 2020
Margaret and Charlie,
We so wish we could be with you this weekend. Our hearts ache for you and all those who were touched by Chase. Praying that your wonderfully close family and friends will bring you comfort and peace.
All our love,
Jody and Linda
Family
October 26, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Pittman:
I am so sorry for your loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
You and your family are in my prayers.
Emma Zamora
Friend
October 26, 2020
Charlie and Margaret please accept my condolences on the loss of your beautiful son. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kimberly Vakos
Friend
October 26, 2020
Although I only met you thru the positive help, inspiration& wonderful narratives from my son, I heard so many wonderful things about you. I'm sad I didn't get the opportunity to meet you in person.
Peace& love to you and your family. You will be missed.
Christine Simerson
Acquaintance
October 25, 2020
Charlie & Margaret, I am with heavy heart. We mourn with you and family. I know Chase's Joy will live on through so many.
Jeff Garris
Friend
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