John W. “Jack” Pittenger, 84, of Carlisle, passed away on Thursday,
October 15, 2015 at his home with family by his side. He was born on February 1, 1931 in Carlisle, a son
of the late Harry R. and Rae H. (Clough) Pittenger. John was married to the late Joan V. (Flynn) Pittenger,
who died February 10, 2008.
John was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He retired in 1992 from AMP, Inc. in Harrisburg after 40 years of service where he was a materials manager.
John was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle. He was a life member of Carlisle Elks
578 and the V.F.W. Post 477-Carlisle, charter member of the Knights of Columbus-Carlisle, a past Scout Master with Troop 168,
eight year member of Cumberland County Honor Guard and a 46 year member of the Woodhouse Hunting Club, where he served as
Treasurer for 21 years. Jack coached Little League and Teener League baseball in Carlisle for 20 years.
survived by one son, Stephen J. (wife, Paula Kay) Pittenger of Enola, three daughters; Mary Rae Yingling (husband, Col. Ret.
Gerald Yingling, USMC) of Wimauma, FL, Patricia E. (husband, Dominic) Puliti of Camp Hill and Kathleen J. Smith of Carlisle,
two brothers; Richard E. Pittenger of Carlisle and Joseph E. Pittenger of Shippensburg, one sister; Shirley Lucas of Carlisle,
nine grandchildren; Jonathan, Timothy and Michael Pittenger, Melissa Pittenger, Courtney and Colby White, Jessica Puliti and
Ryan and Sarah Smith, one great-granddaughter, Sophia Veronica and many nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased
by one son, David A. Pittenger, four brothers; Harry, Jr., his twin brother, William, Wilbur and Marlin Pittenger, five sisters;
Winifred Williams, Ruby Lowry, Marion Miller, Ethel Mae Brubaker and Audrey Mentzer.
will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a Prayer service to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, with Rev. William
C. Forrey officiating. Burial will follow with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard in the
St. Patrick New Catholic Cemetery, North Middleton Twp. Memorial donations in John’s name may be
made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
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We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during
this difficult time.
sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Mr. Pittenger when I visited your home. And he never minded when I told him he looked
like William F. Buckley.
Tina Porto Chubb
to the Pittenger family. I knew him from the Elks and would buy gun raffle tickets from me. He was such a nice gentlemen.
I've often thought about him when he could no longer get over to the Elks. His grandson would bring him over when he
no longer could drive himself.
thoughts and prayers to the entire family for the loss of your father. I have very fond childhood memories of your dad and
will always remember him coaching little league baseball . Although he only coached me in the all-star games, he was always
willing to give you advice to make you a better player. May he rest in peace with your mother and Dave.
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