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Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Michael Enzel Pittman

June 25, 1951January 24, 2020
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Michael E. Pittman 68 years of age, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Hospice of Dayton.

Mike was born on June 25, 1951 to Bill and Betty (Scott) Pittman in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He moved to Beavercreek, Ohio at a young age. He married his loving wife, Nancy (Welsh) Pittman in 1975. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Betty Pittman and also daughter, Sarah (1980). In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Paul Pittman (Kathy) of Bonita Springs, Florida; Abby Schwager (Rob) of Louisville, Kentucky; Ryan Pittman (Danielle) of Dublin, Ohio. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ashlie, Hunter, Stella, Avery, Ava, Bode. Brother John (Chris) of Milford, Ohio and a sister, Jane (Lawrence) of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mike is a 1969 graduate of Beavercreek High School and is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame. He then went on to the Ohio State University. Upon graduating, Michael accepted a position with NCR Corporation, then was self-employed for several years. The last 30 plus years of his career were spent at Eatonform, Inc. where over the years he formed many great friendships.

Mike was passionate about the community of Sugarcreek Township. He was first appointed as a member of the Board of Zoning for Sugarcreek Township (1998 - 2005). He was then elected as a Township Trustee in 2005 and served for over 14 years. During his time as Trustee he was a member of many different committees in Sugarcreek and Greene County. During his tenure he helped to lead the township in creating the Safe Routes to School pathways with over $2 million in paths funded to date. On January 6th, 2020 his fellow trustees voted to establish January 6th as Michael E. Pittman Community Connectivity Day in Sugarcreek Township.

Mike lived life to the fullest and cared deeply about his friends and family. He loved playing golf, cheering on the Buckeyes and the UD Flyers, family vacations, gardening, spending time outside, nature, and his community at Belmont Church of Christ. Mike never knew a stranger and always made everyone's day brighter. The most important thing in Mike’s life was his family. He adored his wife, kids, and grandkids, they meant the world to him.

The family will receive friends, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 4 to 8 pm at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd. Dayton, OH 45429. Funeral service 11 am Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 29, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

Memories

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Noel Patton

February 1, 2020

I have good memories of playing softball with Mike. Great guy Sorry for your loss. RIP. Noel Patton

Richard King

January 31, 2020

I am having a difficult time accepting Mike has passed. After serving with him as Trustee, we thrived on a mutual respect that was unique, very special. Sugarcreek was always on our minds and we were driven to make it better for our citizens and employees. Many times we succeeded. When we didn't, we quickly moved on to the next challenge with more knowledge.

Over the years we shared many thoughts about maintaining a positive outlook and continually striving to make a difference.

May God Bless You Our Friend! Your memory lives on with us.

Chuck Dettwiller

January 29, 2020

With Deepest Sympathy ( John - Please Call Me 937-789-1004 )

Ward & Marina Johnson

January 29, 2020

With Sincere Sympathy to the Family

Tom Bean

January 28, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. He will be dearly missed in the Bellbrook/Sugarcreek community. I hope your memories of him can ease some of the pain in this most difficult time. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe D’Amico

January 28, 2020

I remember Mike from the OSU and ATO days. I lived in the house for one year, and remember how welcome Mike made me. Just a really good person, certainly then, and clearly throughout his life. Rest well, Mike, a life well lived. Sincerest condolences and prayers to the Pittman family.
Joe

Brenda Smith (Gentry)

January 28, 2020

Mike has always been so special. I remember him when I was a young girl how wonderful and kind he was. My most Precious memories are of him and his Father helping me for years with my Dad Fred Gentry. My Dad had dementia and needed help getting places. Bill took Dad to church for years and then Mike helped as well and after Bill passed away. I loved Mike his faith and kindness and caring demonstrated a true Christian . Will always carry him in my heart ❤.

Kim (Keifer) Wall

January 28, 2020

I am utterly sick inside. I just wrote out a card I had been meaning to write to Mike for some time. It was Googling for his address that I learned of his passing.

Sick inside... I met Mike at my own dad's service in December of 2017. Following is what I wrote to him - yet missed my opportunity to share:

Dear Mike,
Sitting my bum down and doing this has been on my (never-ending) list for some time. Woo-hoo, I'm finally doing it.
"Doing this": taking a minute to share my appreciation of, and well-wishes for, you.
I think about you often when I think about dad. Rather, I think about your kindness and how you extended yourself to me during my tremendous time of pain in the day of dad's service. There are mostly "snapshots" of that day and interactions with you are some of those snapshots. You were just such a kind "stranger" to me. Again, those images play thru my head, and when they do I'm filled with gratitude for you. That you could, and did, share stories about my dad - - bonus!
I hope all is well in your world and that of your family's. If any of you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out! It would be an honor to be of service - follow in my dad's footsteps/honor him - by helping a friend of his.
Much love and respect,
Kim Keifer Wall

Nancy and Pittman children and grandchildren,
I am so tremendously sorry for your loss. I have an idea of your pain and wish I could shoulder some of it for you. The best I have is to say I am holding you all in my heart, extending love, sharing in the pain from afar, and wishing for strength as you navigate this difficult time. I am so sick inside for your loss - the loss of a truly kind and gentle man.
(Please, reach me if there's ANYTHING I can do to be of help.)

Jim Back

January 27, 2020

I was one of the fortunate ones who went through Beavercreek High School with Mike as a classmate. I can recall the domination of the BHS wrestling team coached by Paul Martin with Mike one of the seniors leading the charge. His talents were ultimately recognized when Mike was voted into BHS Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mike was a great friend, classmate. athlete, family man and community leader. His legacy will live on through his children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. It was great to spend time and visit with Mike at our 50th class reunion. I am blessed to have known Mike. I will miss my friend.

Reggie Kraft

January 26, 2020

Mike Pittman was a great guy and a great dad- father. My thoughts and prayers are with the Pittman family

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