Cumberland Times-News

June 27, 2013


Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — LAVALE — John Keith Pittman, 61, of LaVale, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Born June 7, 1952, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Alwin W. “Pitt” Pittman and Martha Elizabeth “Betty” (Hershberger) Pittman. He was also preceded in death by a brother, C. Barry Pittman.

John was a 1970 graduate of Allegany High School, where he played football, baseball and basketball. He also attended Allegany College of Maryland.

John had been employed by the Allegany County Board of Education from 1981-2002. He was a member of LaVale Baptist Church.

Survivors include his sister, Bonnie Pittman, of LaVale; his brother, David A. Pittman and wife Paula, of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; niece, Jamie and nephews, Ryan, Matthew and John “J.D.”

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

The funeral service will follow in the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Jeffries officiating.

Interment will be in Zion Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kitchen Fund, LaVale Baptist Church, 1115 National Highway, LaVale, MD  21502.

Condolences to the family may be posted after John’s obituary at