Arthur Pittman

Arthur J. "Jack" Pittman, 69, of Colchester died at 1:31 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Smithfield, a son of Arthur J. and Leta M. Mellier Pittman. He married Pollyanna Kessler on Oct. 20, 1951, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, John (and Jane) of Adair and Jay (and Carmen) of Tennessee; three daughters, Pam (and Wendell) Willison of Ipava, Joyce (and Jim) Angell of Oak Park and Stephanie (and Bob) Gustin of Macomb; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Richard (and Bess) of Colchester, Charles (and Roxy) of Astoria and Robert (and Marianne) of Blacksburg, Va.; and three sisters, Maralea (and Phillip) Kessler of North Manchester, Ind., Elizabeth (and Ethan) Gramm of Orlando, Fla., and Barbara Miller of Astoria.

He was preceded in death by one son, James, and one brother.

He was a lifelong farmer and also was an auctioneer for the past 40 years. For the past 10 years, he worked on the painting staff at Western Illinois University in Macomb.

He was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Colchester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodland Church of the Brethren in Astoria with Rev. Kevin Kessler officiating. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to Colchester Public Library or Astoria Public Library.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/8/2000

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