OBITUARY

Wallace "Ben" Vincent Pitt

April 10, 1930July 17, 2021
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Machinist / Purchasing Agent, Martin Marietta Aerospace

Outdoor enthusiasts, Boy Scout leader, Church Board Member Ben passed away peacefully at his home in Denver Colorado on July 17, 2021 at the age of 91. He was with his family in his home of 53 years when he passed.

Ben was born in Fort Scott Kansas the first of seven children in 1930. He moved with his family to Guffey Colorado where he grew up ranching, hunting, and fishing. Ben graduated from Victor High School where he drove the school bus daily. He joined the United Stated Air Force in 1952 and received a honorable discharge in 1956. Ben married the love of his life Patricia Warner in 1954. Ben and Pat lived in Tarryall Colorado where they operated a ranch and maintained cabins for hunting and fishing. They moved to the Denver Area in 1958 where they raised the family of three and a cared for foster son for several years.

Ben is proceeded in Death by his parents, John Vincent Pitt, Velma Lucille Rimby, Brothers John Pitt and Bill Pitt, and grandson Austin Pitt.

Survived by his wife Patricia (Warner) Pitt, Children Annette (Pitt) Losey, Robert Pitt (Adele), Susan (Pitt) Chavez, Grandchildren, Christopher Losey, Kimberly (Losey) Romero, Miriah Abram, Melinda Abram, Schuyler Pitt, Travis Pitt, Chad Chavez, Corbett Chavez, Tyler Chavez, Brady Chavez, Great Grand Children Ayla Pitt, Roan Pitt, Tatem Pitt, Pixie Chavez, Ryan Chavez, Mia Chavez, Hunter Romero, Cody Romero, Addison Romero, Erin Smith, Ashley Gazewood, Boston Smith, Jack Smith, Aleksander Smith.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Christopher Losey
  • Schuyler Pitt
  • Travis Pitt
  • Corbett Chavez
  • Tyler Chavez
  • Brady Chavez

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Reception

    Friday, July 23, 2021

Memories

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Bob Pitt

July 25, 2021

July 2009 time frame.
At the conclusion of a fishing trip to Lake John with brothers Bill, John, Joe, and Gary, Bill and Joe had left for the western slope. Bennie, John, and Gary left for Denver via Pouder Canyon highway. Along the way they spotted some big horn sheep on the far side of the river. They had to stop (of course on the wrong side of the road) to investigate. Several other cars stopped to view the sheep. While watching the sheep they heard several loud crashes and then a tremendous splash. So the three of them hurried as quickly as possible through the trees and brush to where the sound had come from. There they found a pickup truck in the middle of a raging river and the driver hanging onto the side of the pickup bed. The three kept telling the man to stay put while they looked for something to reach him. Bennie kept telling the man to stay where he was, but the man wanted out of the ice cold river.
As quickly as possible the brothers looked fir what they could use for the rescue of this older gentleman. Finding some tie down straps and short rope, they were able to tie around Bennie’s belly. As he stepped into the river Bennie was heard to utter:
“I’m sure glad I’m past the child bearing age “.
While the water reached up past his belly and holding a tree limb, Bennie was able to reach out to the driver who grabbed it and then John and Gary pulled both of them to the shore. As it turned out it was “ONE GROUP OF VETERANS WORKING TOGETHER TO SAVE THE LIFE OF ANOTHER VETERAN”, who had been on his way to the VA hospital in Denver. They had to stay for an hour or so waiting for the sheriff and an ambulance to care for his injuries.
Bennie of course being the modest gentleman refused to change into dry clothes in front of the growing crowd so he remained cold for some time.
Bennie got the address of the gentleman and later sent him a card to find out how he was doing and to make sure there were no lasting affects
Thoughts by Gary, Ben's brother

Bernie Falsetta

July 22, 2021

Ben has been in my life since elementary school and I have many memories of him. I remember he took pride in teaching me how to pitch a softball and I used that experience for many a years.
The front porch will never be the same without him sitting there and enjoying life.
I will miss your smiling face and hugs Ben.
RIP I will truly miss you

Jim Young

July 22, 2021

To a great man, second father to me and truly a confidant to my father and family!
Bless you Ben for always being a great neighbor for 50+ years , to all of us, all the memories, helping me to get a job with Martin Marietta, back in 1980 to riding the bus with him every morning, for over a year to work, to cutting/chopping firewood for 5 summers in a row and throwing your half over the fence, I could go on for days with all the stories, thank you for helping me know what it means to be a good man, father and a good kind person to all, travel well my friend and may gods light always shine on you and all your memories with us and your family,
The Young family will miss you very much.

Melinda Abram

July 21, 2021

My grandpa was a great man. He cared so deeply about his family and friends and would give them world if he could. One of my favorite things about my grandpa is he always had either sherbet, ice cream, or cookies. He knew I loved sherbet; he would always say, "I bet if you look in the freezer, there's a little bit of sherbet in there for you!" Even if he wasn't hungry, he would always have a bowl with me. I could share so many memories of my grandpa, but like many people, a big part of my bond with him was over food, whether it was going to his house for dinner or meeting up with him and my grandma at a restaurant. He was my biggest fan in sports, school, and my career. He bragged about all of his kids and grandkids. I'm truly blessed to have such an amazing grandpa. If I could be half the person he was, I could make a difference in the world just like he did. He may be gone, but his legacy will forever live on.

Rick Brachtenbach

July 21, 2021

I worked with Ben for 12 years at Martin Marietta and had the best time being around him all those years. He was always cheerful and full of good stories. He never hesitated to help when asked. After his retirement we stayed in touch and eventually Ben & Pat, along with some other former coworkers with our wives, would meet for a Sunday brunch to see each other and catch up on our lives, we always had a lot of good laughs. Ben was more than a friend he was like an extra father/grandpa/uncle to me and my wife Karla. We will miss him very much.

Joe Reno

July 21, 2021

My family and I had the pleasure of living 2 doors south of Ben and Pat for over 35 years. Like others have said, Ben had a huge heart for people and was always willing to help in any he could. He was a good and decent man who served his country, his family, his friends and his community well. Rest in peace my friend










Christopher Losey

July 20, 2021

Although it will be said that his heart gave out on him, the truth is that he had finished giving his heart out to everyone.
He will live on through the hundreds of people he so positively impacted throughout his life.
He was slow to anger and quick to forgive, a prime example of how to live.
This world, and each of us, is better for having known him.

We love you Grandpa!

Chad Reno

July 19, 2021

Ben was a staple of the community. He was the most wonderfully generous soul. His presence always brought a smile to my face. Ben had a personality that was very active. He loved helping out his surrounding neighbors, and gave you that warm and inviting vibe that made it easy for one to come to know him and call him a friend. The neighborhood won't be the same without him. Rest in peace my dear friend and may God be with your family to help them cope with your loss. You will be very missed.

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Cruisin with friends on the Mississippi Queen

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Cruisin with friends on the Mississippi Queen

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Doll houses built with love

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Ben and Pat with their great, great grandkids, Jack, Boston, Alek

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A camera was his favorite distraction

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