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PITCHER, Curtis Raymond "Curt"
PITCHER - Curtis Raymond "Curt"
(June 18, 1933 - June 9, 2019), cherished husband of Betty (Kleiser Minkler) Pitcher, dear father of Mark (Kim) Pitcher, Rebecca (James) Kayorie and John (Joanne) Pitcher and stepfather of Christian Minkler and Catherine Minkler (Oren) Gruber. Curt's family was also blessed with Betty's stepsons, Daniel (Darla), David (Kathryn), Paul (Karin), Peter (Bonnie) and Andrew (Norma) Minkler. Curt was predeceased by his daughters, Pamela (Keith) Borden and Paulette (Burt) Fitzienger, and his siblings Tom and Bob Pitcher and Corinne Ostrowski. Curt had many nieces, nephews and grandchildren whom he loved. Curt worked for many years as an assembler at Moog, including on the Space Shuttle. Among his passions were basketball, fishing, beekeeping, motorcycles, gardening, playing the accordion and going to church. Curt loved Jesus and loved to tell others of his faith. The funeral for Curt will be Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, 5289 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075. Calling hours are at St. Matthew's UCC on Friday, June 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. before the funeral service. All are welcome. There will be a lunch at the church after the funeral. If you wish, memorial donations may be given to a charity of your choice.