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Sydney "Syd" Ellsworth Pitzer
Date of Death: February 23, 2018
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Thursday 3/1, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Thursday 3/1, 11:00 am
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Sydney Ellsworth Pitzer, 75, of Winchester, VA passed away on February 23, 2018 at his home. Preceded in death by his mother Ruth Pitzer, father Ned H. Pitzer Sr., sister Betty Nelson and sister Cynthia Mitchell. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Bonnie D. Pitzer, brother Ned H. Pitzer Jr. (and wife …
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Marshall Timm left a message on March 26, 2019:
Very sad news, Syd was one of the best men I’ve ever known and it was an honor to serve with him in the 167th!
Chris Pitzer left a message on June 8, 2018:
It's funny to think you might be reading these posts. You never had a computer, cell phone or tablet. Never wanted any of them. Anyway, wanted to let you know I think about you everyday... not just Father's Day. You were a damn near perfect Dad, and I will always love you for that. LOVE, Chris.
Drew Pitzer left a message on March 2, 2018:
Enjoyed looking at all of your treasures you found in your journey through life. King of the Pitzer Clan.
Jill Weber left a message on March 2, 2018:
Bonnie, I just learned of Syd's passing. I am so sorry. I can't imagine what you have been going through. I didn't know him well but he seemed to be a very nice and well liked man. You were married for a long time so remember all the good times. He will always be in your heart and I'm sure the ache will not go away. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God keep you in his loving arms. You have another angel watching over you.
Harriett Leith Hutsko left a message on March 2, 2018:
I am still having trouble believing that Syd passed away. He and Bonnie attended our class luncheon at the Clarion in Shepherdstown a couple of weeks ago. Syd was the same as he always was at our gatherings....talking to everyone, laughing, bringing up old memories. At this particular luncheon, Syd had convinced one of our other classmates who had never attended one of our get-togethers to come to this one.....Tom Wallace. Tom and Syd were in the National Guard together before they had retired. Syd was full of stories (as always) .... and he entertained those who were nearby (as always). I will always remember his smile. Bonnie, I know you are hurting. Right now it is almost more that you can bear, but please focus on the love you had for each other and the happy times. Those times will sustain you and help you to keep him in your heart forever. The same goes to Ned, Chris and Drew, the grandchildren and the rest of the family. I can see by the video he loved all of you so much. Although I was not able to attend the service today I heard about the 8 O'clock coffee can and the singing of "Country Roads". among other tributes. Priceless!!!! I know he was looking down on all of you with love and was well pleased. God bless you!!!!.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Greg Propst & Beth Propst left a message on March 1, 2018:
Saddened by Syd's passing. We knew Syd first from the Air Guard and we tailgated with him at the many WVU games. He was a very kind man and will be missed by many.
Chris Pitzer left a message on February 28, 2018:
“Do you know what you do at dinner time? You talk about your day! 'How was your day today? Did you have a good day today or a bad day today? Well I don't know, how was your day today?" - Cosmo Kramer
Drew Pitzer left a message on February 28, 2018:
You were the Best Dad! You will be missed!!
Bill Mason left a message on February 27, 2018:
Syd I remember you well. Great athlete. You always had a kind word.
Beverly Johnson left a message on February 27, 2018:
I forgot to mention, I sadly won't be able to make the service, but rest assured, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beverly Johnson left a message on February 27, 2018:
Dear family of Syd. I knew Syd and Ned from the Northend of Martinsburg when my family lived on Pennsylvania Ave. He being older than me, we didn't connect much. But one day, a few years ago, I visited the Old Red Schoohouse Antique shop in Millwood, VA. I had a question about an item so I walked to the checkout desk. There was this man; he looked so familiar to me and I knew he was either Syd or Ned Pitzer. So, I asked him. It was Syd. We talked over an hour about the Northend, High School, our lives up to that point and other things. Although we were never "friends" in our early days, he treated me as though we had been friends for years. He made me feel important. Thank you Syd for that! I will never forget your kindness. To Ned and the rest of the family, My deepest sympathy for your great loss. I've lost brothers and a sister; time does lessen the pain of that loss, but you will always feel them in your heart. Keep that thought.
Robin Murray left a message on February 27, 2018:
Syd will be sadly missed at The Red Schoolhouse where he and Bonnie have been a well respected and admired part of our team for over 25 years. Our thoughts are with Bonnie and the family.
Dale Armel left a message on February 27, 2018:
I met Mr. Syd at the antique shop in Millwood. I fell in love with a mantel clock that reminded me of the one my grandmother had and asked the price of the clock, he said I can make you a deal on that one for that’s one of ours, it was about a week before Christmas and money was tight so I asked could he hold the clock with a deposit and he said absolutely! And after writing the ticket and collecting the deposit, Syd said you know your not going to be able to enjoy the clock with it sitting here!! Take it on home with you now so you can have it over the holidays and enjoy it!! I could not believe it, I thanked him and even gave him a hug for his kindness and told him he just made my Christmas a lil brighter I will never forget his kindness and will miss talking to him at the Lil Red Schoolhouse. I’m very sorry to the Pitzer Family for their loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Cindy Mantione left a message on February 27, 2018:
Love to you all. So glad Jessica married into this wonderful family.
Deke left a message on February 26, 2018:
He always made me laugh and feel as if I was one of the family. He really was like a second dad to me when I was young. Thanks so much for being a part of my life
Thomas Stocks left a message on February 26, 2018:
With great shock and sadness I learned of Syd's death today. We've known each other since high school, and I always enjoyed talking to him whenever we happened to meet. I extend my deepest sympathy to the family. I will truly miss him. Tommy Stocks, Charles Town
Ronnie Good left a message on February 26, 2018:
Knew Sid from the Guards, Great Guy, condolence to the family, God Bless
Gary and Candice left a message on February 26, 2018:
So proud a man. Was fortunate to have known you.
Chris Pitzer left a message on February 26, 2018:
I got news for you: YOU WERE THE BEST!
DAVID and CAROLYN BRILL left a message on February 26, 2018:
To The Family: Carol and I are sorry for your loss. I remember Syd and his brother Ned from the Northend, when I was a child growing up on Pennsylvania Avenue. I still see Ned from time to time. Again we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. GOD bless you. Dave and Carol Brill
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Chris Pitzer left a message on February 26, 2018:
Love you Dad. Thanks for EVERYTHING. Hope your next adventure is as great as this one.
Betty Kendrick Hollander left a message on February 25, 2018:
I am sorry to hear of Syd's passing. My condolences to the family He was a childhood friend and a high school classmate. He will be missed.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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