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Max R. Pitstick

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Max R. Pitstick, of Xenia, passed away Oct. 14 at his home. He was 78.

He was born April 29, 1930, in Jamestown, the son of Raymond and Gertrude (Bittner) Pitstick. Max served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 and retired after 50 years in the lumber business at PK Lumber in Yellow Springs. He enjoyed carpentry, gardening, golf, hunting and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob and Bill Pitstick; and most recently by his dear friend and co-worker, Bill Hoag.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline F. (McKnight) Bittner Pitstick; children and their partners, Cathy Brown (fiancé, Jeff Fulton) of Springfield, Randy and Brenda Pitstick of Yellow Springs, and Steven and Charlene Pitstick of Springfield; stepsons and their partners, Larry and Kathy Bittner, San Jose, Calif., and Rick and Martha Bittner of Xenia; grandchildren, Colton, Rhett, Caleb, Ethan (serving in the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan), Hunter and Chase Pitstick, Valerie Ward, Kelly Staggs, Chelsea Brown, Marnee (fiancé Lee Bennett) Bittner, Richard, Dawn, Lauren and Dustin Bittner; great grandchildren Justice, Jaden, Addison and Madelyn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Gladys Pitstick of Cedarville, and Don and Ann Pitstick of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Ohio Valley Association, P.O. Box 1820039 Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039. Arrangements are under the direction of McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., Xenia, Ohio.


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