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William F. Pitman
Colonel, United States Army
From a contemporary press report:

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- A former Disciples Division of Homeland Ministries staff person and military chaplain was buried with full military honors January 12, 2001, in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Rev. William F. "Frank" Pitman, who died December 29, 2000, was co-director of family education in the Disciples Division of Homeland Ministries from 1976 to 1984. Pitman had completed 28 years as an Army chaplain 22 of those years in active duty serving in World War II and the Korean War.

He retired from the military as full Colonel in 1972. Additionally, he had pastored congregations at Mechanicsburg, Mt. Auburn, Niantic and Decatur, Illinois, and Burbank, California.

Pitman held memberships at Augusta Christian Church; the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; the Indiana Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Association of Couples for Marriage Enrichment; and the International Transactional Analysis Association.

Pitman is survived by his wife, Loraine Anderson Pitman; children, John, Steven, Robert, Gregory, Christopher Pitman, the Rev. Ann Pitman Runnion; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.


Posted: 1 January 2003 Updated: 19 October 2006 Updated: 28 September 2009