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PAUL PITTMAN

November 23, 1928 ~ May 19, 2019 (age 90)
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Paul R. Pittman, 90, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at a nursing home where he resided for the past two years.  Paul was born November 23, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri to the parents of Arthur and Marguerite (Mallory) Pittman.  Paul was the youngest of four. Paul graduated from Lincoln High School class of 1946 and was a member of the Lincoln/ R.T Coles Alumni.  After graduation Paul registered for the military draft in 1946.  Later he would be called to serve in the Korean War. He serviced approximately two years in the service.  Paul returned after service to attend a year and half at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.  He followed one of his siblings, who had moved to Omaha, in pursuit of higher education as a veterinarian. While there he assisted his brother, Arthur in his veterinary hospital.  Even though Paul did not finish his degree he learned so much during his time in Omaha.  Paul returned to Kansas City and began to work for the United States Postal Service for thirty-five years until retiring in August of 1990. Paul enjoyed photography and studying Kansas City History.

He loved riding in his parents’ car when he was a child and his trips to Omaha to visit family.  He also enjoyed going to the various clubs inThe18th and Vine District. Paul loved baseball and often would ride the Metro to the Royals games.  His last outing was a Royals game for his 90th birthday as a gift from Crossroads Hospice. Paul was a lifelong member of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri where he was baptized in 1929. He serviced as an usher, a member of Hospitality Committee and worked as a volunteer in the Deacon Williams’ Food Pantry for many years.  He had the utmost respect for his parish priest and family. He often stated going to church was his favorite thing to do.  Because Paul did not have a family of his own, he adopted his church family. Paul is preceded in death by his parents and all three siblings. Paul is survived by one niece, Dr. Marguerite Pittman Thew (Maurice), three nieces and a host of church family and friends. In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be given to the church in memory of Paul.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 2732 Benton Blvd.,  Kansas City, Missouri. Visitation 10:00 A.M., Interment Forest Hill Cemetery.

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