Mitchell Dewey Pittillo, 80, passed away September 26, 2021 at his home in Perry Hall, Maryland after a valiant battle with esophageal cancer.
Mitch was born June 17, 1941 in Ashville, NC to Horace and Ruth (nee Cresman) Pittillo. The family moved to East Baltimore in 1945 and then to Carney in 1953.
Mitch married Doris Ann (nee Brewer) in 1961 and would have celebrated 60-years of marriage in November. His children and grandchildren were at his side in his last days including his children Dina, Donni and his wife Sue (nee Haney), and Derek and his wife Camille (nee Blair); grandchildren Ryan and his wife Amanda (nee Grynovicki), Jackie and her husband Sean Green, Kelsey and her husband Brad Mays, Makenzie, and Joe; one Great-Granddaughter Gianna and a Great-Grandson on the way; three beloved Great-Granddogs Toby, Remi, and Cooper; they had bonus grandchildren Blake and Raynard and his endeared friend he considered his “Other Son” Greg Creager. He had many cherished friends but a valued friendship with Joseph Reinhardt and Charles Weir.
Mitch attended Parkville Middle and High Schools and graduated in 1959. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp attaining rank of E4 Corporal from July 1959-1963.
Mitch loved and coached multiple sports spanning almost Fifty-years including YMCA Football from 1963-1966 and Hamilton Little League Baseball “The Father’s Club” from 1965-1974 winning 9 out of 10 Championships. He began coaching Baseball, Softball, Football, and Wrestling at Perry Hall Rec Council starting in 1973. He coached and mentored thousands of children from their youth into their adulthood. He truly considered everyone “his kid.”
He lived his life as an example of a true man striving for excellence. He always told you what he thought was right and the best decision no matter what the situation was. He loved to talk and offer advice.
He worked for Verizon as a telephone man for 36-years from 1965-2001 where he made and cherished many friendships.
If desired memorial contributions may be made in Mitch’s name to Perry Hall Rec Council, 9033 Honeygo Blvd, Perry Hall, MD 21128 (http://perryhallrec.com/) or to Linden Heights United Methodist Church, 9914 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (http://lindenheights.org/)
Funeral arrangements are private
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