Neil G. Pettigrew (08/15/1943 - 02/22/2011)

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(Age 67)

Passed away in Spokane, February 22, 2011. He was born in Vancouver BC, Canada to Jerry and Kathleen Pettigrew on August 15, 1943. He grew up in Spokane. Neil attended St. Francis of Assisi, Gonzaga Prep (Class of 1961), and received his BS from Gonzaga University in 1966 and had remained a loyal Zags fan. He then served his country for more than 28 years in the military as a member of both the Air Force and the Air National Guard. He retired as Lt. Colonel, a Commander of the 242 Communication Squadron in 1995. Neil had many passions in his life - one being sports. He played baseball for Gonzaga University where he starred as the Big Sky All-Conference 2nd Baseman. Later on, golf became a big part of his life; evident from the thousands of scorecards he kept. He also loved playing the piano, gardening, traveling, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Neil is survived by his mother, Kathleen; his four brothers, Gary, Rick, Jim, and Tom; his sons, James, Chris, and Joe; his three daughters, Colleen, Annie, and Jangmi; his grand children, Katelyn, Danielle, Courtney, Gabe, Seth, Gavin, and Landen; as well as his beloved dog, Chance. Rosary service will be held at 5pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at HENNESSEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 2203 N Division St, Spokane, WA, 99207 . Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30am on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at St. Patrick's Parish, 5021 N Nelson St, Spokane, WA, 99217. Military Burial will be held at 2:15pm on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the MPD Foundation in memory of Neil. This foundation supports research of Myelofibrosis. Please visit: Visit Neil's online memorial and leave a condolence at .

Published in Spokesman-Review from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2011
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