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Mac J. Pittman, Jr.

October 13, 1932 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

In deepest sorrow, the family announces the passing of our father, Mac J. Pittman, Jr., of Hancock MD., on May 11, 2022.

Mac was born October 13, 1932, at home, in Thompson Township, PA.  Mac is the son of the late Mac J. Pittman, Sr. and Amber P (Younker) Pittman.

Mac is survived by his son, Lynn Roger Pittman; daughter, Beverly Diane Pittman-Glass; son-in-law, Steven Michael Glass; one sister, Olive V. Rogers; granddaughter, Amber F. Morris; great granddaughter, Marlo F. Morris; granddaughters, Wendy Morris, Jessica Francis, and Johanna Pittman; grandson, Jacob Pittman; eleven great grandchildren, Markell Twigg, Xavier Twigg, Aubrey Russ Jr., Keandre Russ, Tyson Russ, Nathan Francis, Jacoby Francis, Gabriel Francis, Elijah Snow, Zoey Snow, and Ily Forsyth; nieces, Joyce Rinehold, Gloria Duke, Louise Jacobs, Sharon Cohen, Debbie Flowers; nephew, Jim Rogers; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mac was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Helen Emma Kifer-Pittman; one brother, Carl Eugene Pittman; and two sisters, Alvira E. Pittman, and Naomi J. Rinehart.

In March 1953, at age 21, Mac enlisted into the US Army, during the Korean War, as a member of the 285th Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne.  He was honorably discharged in March 1955, rank of Sergeant.  During his military service, Mac received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Mac was an active member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.  Mac and Helen were Saved at the Cross on March 28, 1997, and Baptized on July 27, 1997, at Tonoloway Creek.  Beyond his Christian commitment, he was a member of Webster B Harrison Post 26 American Legion.

Later in life, he received his GED along with certifications in Accounting and Blue Printing.

He was employed by Pennsylvania Glass Sand Company (now known as U.S. Silica) as a Blasting Foreman, retiring after 42 years.

During his working years, and after retirement, one could find him at Pittman’s Grocery store mowing grass and cleaning the parking lot nightly.  He always needed to keep busy, but we believe he also enjoyed the socializing.  His saying was “Burning Daylight” which meant ‘Don’t waste daylight hours, get the job done’.

Dad, we’re going to miss those Baby Blues and your Cat ate the Canary Smile. 

Mac’s Blessed Life will be honored on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St, Hancock, MD.  There will be viewing from 12-1:00 pm, followed by a service at 1:00 pm.  Interment will be held following the service at  Damascus Christian Church, 717 Big Cove Tannery Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA.  Military honors will be provided by the Fulton County Honor Guard.  A reception will follow.

In Mac’s honor, each family/friend attending the viewing it asked to accept a packet of flower seeds to plant in Dad’s Loving Memory.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grove Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.grovefh.com

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Services

24 Hour Viewing
Saturday
May 21, 2022

12:00 PM
Grove Funeral Home
141 West Main Street
Hancock, MD 21750

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 21, 2022

1:00 PM
Grove Funeral Home
141 West Main Street
Hancock, MD 21750

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 21, 2022

Damascus Christian Church
Big Cove Tannery Road
Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212

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