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David A. Pittenger, 52, of Carlisle, passed away Monday, November 21, 2011. He was born Thursday, August 6, 1959, in Carlisle, a son of John W. "Jack" Pittenger of Carlisle and the late Joan V. (Flynn) Pittenger.

Dave was a 1977 graduate of Carlisle High School and was employed for the past 18 years with Chimney Sweep Systems, Inc., Carlisle. He was an avid golfer and participated in many area tournaments. He will be missed by his family and many friends.

In addition to his father, Dave is survived by one daughter, Melissa N. Pittenger of Carlisle, one brother, Stephen J. (and his wife, Paula) Pittenger of Enola, three sisters; Mary Rae (and her husband, Gerald) Yingling of Apollo Beach, FL, Patricia E. (and her husband, Dominic) Puliti of Camp Hill and Kathleen J. Smith of Carlisle, three nieces; Jessica Puliti, Courtney White and Sarah Smith and five nephews; Jonathan, Timothy and Michael Pittenger, Ryan Smith and Colby White.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2011, in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, with Rev. William C. Forrey officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle. Viewing will be on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick LifeTeen Ministry, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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Kathy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your brother. May he RIP.

Kathy Mc Govern

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time...
Peace be with you all...

Becky Snyder DiRosa

Kathi, you and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers.

Shelby Kenna

 My deepest condolences on the loss of David.
 Prayers are with you all.

Joanie Oakes Nichols

I had the pleasure of meeting David as a classmate when I first moved to Carlisle in Fifth Grade, in 1969, at Hamilton Elementary School. Yeah, he was the blonde kid with the Big Bangs from North West Street, almost always with a smile, and possibly being up to something...but never anything bad -- just fun. (That doesn't mean that our teacher, Mr. Fay, didn't notice!) He had a great warm attitude and it was always good to see him. Although I had not seen Dave since our high school graduation in 1977, I am certain that his life took many interesting turns since that point. I understand the he worked in helping maintain chimneys -- a working class job if there ever was one, but one that helped to keep his customers, and their homes, safe. May friends and family find consolation in the good memories of his life.

Donna Englund

 My sympathy is with all of David's family at this sad time.
 Caring thoughts are with you and prayers for peace and comfort are being lifted.

Kathy Kitner Liebrum

 My thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.
 Dave was a very special person who I will always remember. 

Debbie (Howard) Baish


 I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate from Carlisle High School.  I knew Dave well back in 1977; he was a good guy!

Jim Myers

 You will be sooooooooo missed. I can not believe this and I am so saddened by this news. My golfing buddy gone. Prayers to your family. God will give them the strength they need at this time. R.I.P. Pitty........Love ya man.!!!!!

Gary L. Stackfield (Gump)

My sympathies to the entire family.

Kathy Bybee Hartzell


 Pittenger Family,
 God Bless and Keep You All during this difficult time of loss and sadness.
 You remain in my prayers for comfort and peace.

Kathy Powless Crawford
To the Pittenger Family-
Im so sorry to read about the loss of Dave. Im so upset about the loss of such a great man. He was always nice to me and my children and everytime I saw him he always made it a point to say hello and ask how I was doing. He never acted like he was better than anyone else. It is a true tragedy!!! Im thinking of all of you in your time of sorrow, especially Melissa. God Bless!

Stephanie (Slear) Pittenger


 I was sorry to read about David's passing. You were some of my first students when I started teaching at Hamilton. Your mother was a great room mother. I am now 71 and retired from teaching at Mechanicsburg with 35 years service. My thoughts are with you.

John Fay

My sincere condolences to the Pittenger family. How hard it is to lose a cherished son & sibling. May God bless all of you.

Joanie Mahoney Rupp

My prayers go out to Dave's family. I met Dave in 1978 @ Carlisle tire and wheel. He was a wonderful person, lots of fun and a smile to light up the room. Sorry for your loss and he will be missed.

Ruth Schlusser

I want to send my sincere condolences to the entire Pittenger family on the passing of David. I know how much he meant to you all. David was an awesome friend, classmate, teammate and a remarkable golfer. I have many great memories of David. He was quite the envy of the male population in Middle school because he was always dressed so perfectly in the latest styles. He often told me he had his sisters to thank for that. Mr Pittenger, David's father and his older brother Steven were also the topic of discussion during our bus rides together to away wrestling matches. He many times we would reflect on their support and guidance as a major role in his great attitude about life. He was always positive and I can't ever remember seeing him without a smile on his face. I will miss him terribly, but, I am really greatful I had the chance to experience some of the more important life experiences with him. On behalf of the entire Saporito Family we send our heart felt Condolences!

David B. Saporito

To Kathy and the entire Pittenger family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were so sorry to hear of your loss.

Bill and Chris Garland

May family and friends surround you with comfort in the loss of your brother.

Marcia Gephart

Rest in peace my old friend.

Mike Smitley

Kathi and family,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your faith support you during this time of sorrow.
In love and prayers,

Roy, Danielle, Jaxon, Reese & Ashtyn Daugherty

I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I went to school with Dave and he was always very friendly and down to earth. Our Daughter's were in school together in both Carlisle and Big Spring. Dave always said hi to me and gave me his big smile when our paths would cross during school and sporting events that Allyson and Melissa were involved in. He was a great guy and Melissa my heart goes out to you. I know you and your Dad were very close, I'm so sorry that you lost your dad. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Dave will always be in your hearts and your memories of him will help you get thru this most difficult time. Deepest sympathy to all of the Pittenger Family.

Cindy Mayberry Beattie Whitzel

My heart goes out to the family of Dave. He was such a beautiful person with a soul to match. Never an unkind word to say about anyone and there to help all he could. He is with his mother now and God is with his family. Your strength will come from each other and the memories of Dave will be forever in your hearts. God Bless!!!!!!!!!

Angie Stackfield-White

John, Steve, and family: We are so very sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers your way.

The Kreger family

We want to extend to all of you our deepest sympathy at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Johnson Family
Sarge, Bernie, and children

 It is always surprising to learn of the passing of one so young.
 As a classmate and wrestling teammate, I spent countless hours with 'Pitt',
our 98 pounder, who always amazed me that he made weight.
 I echo the words of Dave 'Sap' Saporito.
 May God's grace fall upon all of Pitt's family as you remember his life.

Dan Wyrick

 I cannot believe that my foursome will not be complete with David's laughter and no-stop narration. I will miss you my friend. I will meet up with you in that 19th hole in the sky....

Thom O'Neil

My heart is aching for all of you.  So very sorry for the loss of David. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. WE LOVE ALL OF YOU

Bill and Gloria Walker

Rae and family, we are saddened by the unexpected loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.....

Mari and Mark Tyre

May God's comfort, peace, and love surround each of you during this most difficult time. I will pray for God's tender loving mercy to shine in your hearts! Blessings to all of the Pittenger family, Doris and Mike Love

Dear Patti and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May David and Joan watch over all of you.

Joann Decker

May God be with each and everyone in the Pittenger Family.....my this hit my heart so deep. Dave was my dear friend, always a smile and hugs! Since I have left every visit back home I would see Dave @ the G man. We would pick up the conversation like no time had passed. My last visit home last Thanksgiving I went but no Dave...my trip truly had a void in it. I don't know what you were going through but know this, I love you and may you rest in peace my dear friend....give Joan a kiss for me....

Love Michelle (Johnson) Sims

So sorry to hear of David's passing. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. I got to know David in high school and he became a close friend. He even came out west with us but he only stayed a few months. Always kept in contact and saw him every summer on my visits. Always a smile on his face and a handshake and hug to be had. He will be missed. God has a golfing partner, look out. God bless.

Jeffrey S Jumper

 My sympathy to the Pittenger family. David was one heck of a nice guy and loved by many. My thoughts and prayers have been with you since hearing of his passing, but only today learned I could post my condolences and thoughts from this site.  May God be with each one of you in this time of sorrow.

With love,


To Patti and Kathi and all the Pittinger family,

I graduated with David -- moving to Carlisle in high school it was difficult to make new friends -- as others have said; David always had a smile and was kind. We had a homeroom together and he always spoke to me and made me feel welcome. Mr. & Mrs. Pittinger did a great job raising their five children, as Kathi and Patti were just as kind to me when I met them. Requiem in pace David.

Tamara Hutchison


Sorry for your loss. It is very hard to lose one so young.
 I understand. I lost someone at 53.

Molly Ressler

My deepest sympathy goes to the Pittenger family and all his friends. Dave was an awesome person and friend. I will miss him very much. Thanks for the some of the best memories of my life.

Douglas Shank

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