Gary L. "Babe" Pitzer, 66, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of Aug. 16, 2017, at Edison Manor.
Born June 6, 1951, in New Castle, he was the son of John T. Pitzer Sr. and Donna Lang Pitzer.
A graduate of New Castle High School, Gary also received an electrician's degree from the New Castle School of Trades.
He was employed as a kiln fireman with Shenango China and later was an independent electrician.
Gary held memberships with the VFW, the Eagles Club and the Moose Lodge, where he often enjoyed spending time. He also liked fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Glitsch Pitzer of Slippery Rock, and two sons, Scott Pitzer of New Castle and Timothy Pitzer of Slippery Rock.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John T. Pitzer Jr. and Terry Pitzer.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road. There will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's local VFW.
Online condolences may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on August 17, 2017